Author: Eric Hepperle

The Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) is the military's standard assessment exam, like the SAT and ACTs are for colleges.

How important are entrance scores like SAT, ACT, and ASVAB on your future?

Scoring high on the ASVAB When I graduated from high school (1993) I was in the top 90th percentile on standardized tests and had a 3.82 GPA, but all these years later I have no idea what my ACT or SAT scores were. However, I do remember my ASVAB score as plain as day. The […]

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The Super blood blue moon on January 31st , 2018 might look like this. (Credit: ulrikebohr570, licensed under CC0 1.0)

Rare Super Blood Blue Moon Tomorrow!

Early Wednesday morning, according to the New York Times, a total lunar eclipse (where the Earth moves between the sun and the moon), a supermoon, blue moon, and blood moon will coincide in what is being termed a “super blood blue moon”. To understand how rare such an event is, the last time anyone on Earth had the good fortune to witness this celestial phenomenon was on March 31, 1866 (EliteDaily), a little over a year after the civil war ended!

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Red ant, possibly a fire ant, from Pixabay (User: 631372)

John Farmer’s Tales – EP 3: What I Learned from My Encounter with Fire Ants

Recently I was digging a hole to create a fire pit in backyard. I had been digging for about an hour when I decided to rest. But, when I sat down on a “Big Wheels”-style, battery-powered toy SUV to take a break, I suddenly felt pain around the seams of my socks, where fabric meets […]

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Photo of Terry Trammell testing sugarcane syrup viscosity by Eric Hepperle (c) 2017

John Farmer’s Tales – EP 2: Where does sugar come from? A visit to a local sugarcane farm

As a child of the 1970’s and 1980’s growing up in the United States I was in love with the many different varieties of breakfast cereal. From those with crunchy “marshmallows”, to those shaped like tiny woven wicker pillows or crispy little donuts, the main ingredient that made them awesome was undoubtedly one thing: sugar! […]

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John Farmer’s Tales – EP 1: The Magically Delicious Heart-Healthy Smoothie

Growing up, Grandma was the best cook I knew. She could make anything from Spanish rice to potato boats to macaroni and cheese to apple crisp. Now I’ve always been fascinated with wizards, witches, conjurers, and magicians. To me, cooking was a kind of magic and recipes were its spells. As a young’un I watched […]

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Vueminder Lite - Basic standalone desktop printable calendar.

A Good Basic Printable Desktop Calendar Software for Windows 10 (VueMinder Lite)

2016.01.05 Just a quick post. Was researching a good Windows desktop stand-alone software. I ran into a lot of options that were either mobile apps or online cloud applications. I wanted something that was free, sort of like MS Outlook or Google Calendar, with reminders, and printable. I finally found what I was looking for […]

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Journeys In Intentional Community Living – Dreamseed Collective (Part 1)

2015.01.25 DAY 1 We set out from Portland, Oregon yesterday and arrived at Dreamseed Collective in Snohomish, Washington around 8 PM last night. When we got here, we were greeted by Jodi, one of the owners of the property and founder of Dreamseed. She was very kind an greeted us with a hug. After all […]

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Conversations With God: Chronicles of Metatron – Pt. 1

Greetings Earthlings! You may think because my attitude is at times whimsical and sometimes sarcastic, that this is a work of fiction.  Let me assure you brethren and sistren — this is no joke.  These are the chronicles of actual things that have been spoken to my by God and the Archangel Metatron in these […]

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Drafts Scheduler WordPress Plugin Not Working.

2015.03.18 Just a quick note that Drafts Scheduler plugin isn’t working. 🙁 I tried it out for scheduling over the course of three (3) weeks about five or six times. I learned that it seemed to work as described the first 3 times, but not the next 3 times, and there is nothing I can […]

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Setting Up My New Dell Inspiron 15 (3531) Laptop – Part 8

10/27/14 7:30 AM Woke up and got dressed. Felt constipated so grabbed my tea-ball and made some Heal-All Tea from Nature’s Botanical Pharmacy. Did 60 crunches, 3 5-finger pushups, & 200 dahn-jon taps. Had a bowel movement about an hour later. Installed DAMN NFO Viewer v2.10.0032 RC3 (latest version from 2002 — yes, it’s that […]

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