Author Archives: screbner

Life Management 101

A little over two months ago, I received an invitation to join a weight management class that was forming at a social club that I belong to.  I’ve always been more or less physically active, but somehow my weight had grown … Continue reading

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The Yockatomac Trek 2014

This is a story about a group of friends who happen to go on cycling vacations together at least once each year, or at least, most years. These vacations have taken us to various parts of Ohio, Wisconsin, Quebec, New … Continue reading

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Pictures from the Great Allegheny Passage

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This is a great place to ride a bike in nice weather. Here are some photos from a trip I took on it in September 2008.

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An Open Letter to Keith Rothfus

I received a survey form from Rep. Keith Rothfus. Here is my reply: Dear Congressman Rothfus, Thank you for sending me a copy of the “2013 Official U.S. Government Survey,” an official federal document. I believe the intent of this … Continue reading

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The Keeling Curve, and What Does It Mean?

In 1958, Dr. Charles (David) Keeling began taking daily measurements of atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) atop Mauna Loa in Hawaii.  With his first measurement, taken in March 1958, he recorded an atmospheric CO2 concentration of 313 parts per million (ppm).[1]  … Continue reading

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Job Hunting for the Experienced Employee Who Hasn’t Looked For Awhile

My first professional employer post-college decided that they did not need me anymore after almost 28 years with them.  They really did not come out and say this to my face but their actions spoke very loudly once I was … Continue reading

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What is Finance?

Let’s say you want to borrow $100 from me, and I have $100 to lend. In exchange for my giving you the $100 today, you promise to return the $100 to me exactly one year from now, plus another $10 … Continue reading

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