Monthly Archives: June 2010

Old Spindletop …

Before 1900 all wells, water or oil, were drilled by “cable tool” drills.  These machines had what was essentially a very heavy bar (with a bit on the end) that was habitually raised and dropped in the hole in order … Continue reading

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Al and Tipper Split the Sheets

In a June 1st email distributed privately to family and friends, Al and Tipper Gore announced that they’ve decided to separate after 40 years of marriage.  They said, “We are announcing today that after a great deal of thought and … Continue reading

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