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Darcy Kolander | Homemade with Love

Darcy Kolander | Staff writer
So I wrote about Occam’s razor the first week in February:
 
“And Hazel, my baby, even though she isn’t really a baby anymore – she is 5 years old, had a fever and a cough last week. So I had convinced myself, and maybe my family, had they not been so used to my nonsense, that her sickness was maybe rabies or maybe the coronavirus, or maybe influenza B. Turns out it was the common cold. We spent the weekend recovering. Her, from the actual sickness, and me, from worrying about her being sick.”
 
So my worries have seemed to come true. Not of us personally being sick with the coronavirus, but of the world being sick with this virus. And did she really have the common cold? I mean, she wasn’t tested. OK, I’m not going there.
I decided to write not about Occam’s razor again but of Murphy’s Law. Murphy’s Law is a supposed law of nature, to the effect that anything that can go wrong will go wrong. A rule that states: “If something can go wrong, it will.” An addition to this law reads, “and usually at the worst time.”
 
Murphy's Law was born at Edwards Air Force Base in 1949 at North Base and named after Capt. Edward A. Murphy, an engineer working on Air Force Project MX981, a project designed to see how much sudden deceleration a person can stand in a crash.
Murphy's Law reminds engineers, computer programmers and scientists of a simple truth: systems fail. In some cases, a system's failure means that the experiment must be repeated. In other cases, the result of a failure can be much more costly.
 
So how much sudden deceleration are we all able to stand in this crash?
 
The best answers to these types of questions, in my opinion, always come from the Bible. Everything we are seeing now, has already happened. You can build your house on the rock or you can build your house on the sand, but the storm will come.
 
Sand Art Brownies | Selma Christianson
Layer in a 4” widemouthed jar:
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup + 2 Tablespoons flour
1/3 cup cocoa
1/2 cup flour
2/3 cup brown sugar
2/3 cup white sugar
1/2 cup chocolate chips
1/2 cup nuts (optional)
1/2 cup white chocolate chips
Make sure layers extend all the way to the edge of the jar. The ingredients then look like layers of different shades of sand in the jar. Cover with a lid and ring, then top with a colorful square of cloth tied on with ribbon or string. Attach a gift tag with the following directions:
1 teaspoon vanilla
2/3 cup oil
3 eggs
To bake, combine contents of jar with vanilla, oil and eggs. Bake in a greased 9x9 pan at 350 for 27-35 minutes.


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