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April Showers

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Into every life ...

It's been raining a lot this spring. Here in TestOut's home state of Utah, the rain is good for everybody and in no way a bad thing. Meteorologically and topographically speaking, Utah is generally considered to be some variation of high desert. We have mountains and forests and lakes and rivers aplenty, but also tens of thousands of square miles of arid canyon country dominated by thinly vegetated sandstone and even a few actual large deserts where there's pretty much nothing but sand.

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Become a Subscriber

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Who needs some socks?

Does anyone else remember the days when most (if not all) of the things that you could "subscribe" to were printed on paper and delivered either a) to the front porch (or the driveway, the rosebush next to the picture window, the low-hanging branches of the maple tree on the front lawn — it's hard to aim things from a bicycle seat or the back of a station wagon), or b) to your mailbox? Newspapers, magazines, catalogs, or maybe the latest selection from Book of the Month club.

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Bombs Away

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Call the police there's a madman around

Today is March 29, a date that commemorates one of history's more unusual reigns of terror. New York City's Mad Bomber resurfaced on March 29, 1951, after an almost decade-long hiatus patriotically declared in observance of America's involvement in World War II. It isn't your average sociopath who commences whatever twisted mission he has set out for himself, then decides to recognize the greater societal good, publicly announces a truce, and actually follows through.

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Extraneous Characters

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What the ... ?

Sometimes in life things happen just because. That is to say that not every deed or development has a good and compelling rationale behind it, or can be traced back through a series of logical outcomes to a perfectly understandable inciting incident or event. The phrase "out of a clear blue sky" exists to describe an unexpected occurrence because sometimes this or that monumental (or miniscule) outcome is like lightning on a clear day, like a literal "bolt out of the blue."

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Pleased to 'Meet' You

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Pressing the flesh

When a political candidate wants to spread whatever message he or she is spreading, as well as meet people, shake hands, and build relationships, the candidate quite often travels from place to place and person to person. Pounding the pavement and pressing the flesh is a time honored approach to disseminating ideas and information and forging important connections with voters.

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