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I had just gone to bed for the night when I heard the explosion. I bolted to my feet in time for the shockwave. The house shook. My wife woke up, confused.

I was stepping into our yard when the sirens sounded, surrounding from all directions. Down the street, someone wandered around with a flashlight. We did not see smoke right away. The circumstances created a terrific sense of being in a war zone. We went online and eventually discovered a house had exploded, less than three kilometres away. Our first thought was, of course, a Meth Lab, someone failing spectacularly at being Walter White. We quickly learned it had been the result of an accident and a subsequent gas explosion.

My wife has a friend who used to live one street over from the house that exploded, and she followed the chatter on the online scanner into the witching hours.

A story emerges over the days that follow:

Queens starts at Woodman Avenue, and runs…

...when it's all for one it's one for all.
When there's someone that should know
then just let your feelings show
and make it all for one and all for love.
From "All For Love" Written by: KAMEN, MICHAEL ARNOLD / ADAMS, BRYAN / LANGE, ROBERT JOHN



"All for one and one for all" or, in French, "tous pour un, un pour tous", is the motto of the three characters (Athos, Porthos and…

The term "soda jerk" was originally used to describe something that I've always wanted to attempt in a modern setting. What one did was take a fully grown man, and by any means possible force him up into the can slot of a soda machine. You may think this is not possible, but that is what the false science of science tells you. This is not true. It is false because science is false. We can make this happen because of the logical error made by science (false) in originally assessing this. As further proof,…

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