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Turn around

by Lawrence J. J. Leonard

When the sun broke through the clouds,
the heat shot through his bones.
He was walking away from her.

She told him to hurry up
and get to the launch zone and leave. 

Time ticked on, helping her anger

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Elements: For the Record

by Lawrence J. J. Leonard

Remember that first autumn breeze?

The hottest day of your life?

When did it snow and you got to taste it?

Is there really a day when the sun shines and the rain comes down at the same time?
Oh, yes. It happens.

How do we address the true nature of the weather we encounter?

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A Chemist’s recipe for Chocolate Chip Cookies

by Lawrence J. J. Leonard

The following recipe is attributed to Jeannene Ackerman of Witco Corp, from Chemical & Engineering News (1995).

This is NOT Jeannene as far as we know

Ingredients:
1. 532.35 cm3 gluten
2. 4.9 cm3 NaHCO3
3. 4.9 cm3 refined halite
4. 236.6 cm3 partially hydrogenated tallow triglyceride
5. 177.45 cm3 crystalline C12H22O11
6. 177.45 cm3 unrefined C12H22O11
7. 4.9 cm3 methyl ether of protocatechuic aldehyde
8. Two calcium carbonate-encapsulated avain albumen-coated protien
9. 473.2 cm3 theobroma cacao
10. 236.6 cm3 de-encapsulated legume meats (sieve size #10)

 

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