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Insurance fraud is no accident
Before and After
by Don Stec, JUNE 1, 2018



I was in my office when I heard loud tapping noises at the front door.  The door is glass and as I looked up I saw a man wearing a neck brace and holding a cane.  He was struggling to open the door. His cane was tapping against the glass each time he pulled the door handle making the noise. He...
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Dutch Oven Pot Roast on the Grille
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by Don Stec, APRIL 29, 2018



I have always enjoyed cooking for myself and friends while on hunting, fishing and camping trips.  I discovered in my early teens that most males at that age do not have the slightest idea of how to camp cook. I did not realize that Beef jerky, dried fruits, nuts and potato chips to most young outdoorsmen seemed the natural makings...
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How to handle an insurance claim
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by Don Stec, APRIL 4, 2018



It is at least a weekly occurrence when a vehicle owner, during the course of getting an Insurance collision estimate, will express concern about an insurance company cheating him on a collision repair by not allowing a complete repair.   After dealing with insurance companies and vehicle owners for over 47 years in the collision repair business, I have formed my...
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Death Valley in Winter
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by Don Stec, FEBRUARY 26, 2018



My Wife Carol and I were invited to join my son Ted and his wife Dawn for a January trip to Death Valley.  I had not given much thought to the temperature at that time of year, but when he told me it should be in the 60 degree range, I couldn’t refuse.  Besides it would give me a good...
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Death Valley
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by Don Stec, FEBRUARY 2, 2018



Recently, when I mentioned to friends that I am going to Death Valley for a short vacation, the reply I usually got was, "Why? It’s so hot there.”  People seem to be shocked that I would consider going to a place where the heat is often over 120 degrees in the summer.  Some say it's desolate and there's nothing to...
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Sideways driving vehicle
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by Don Stec, JANUARY 3, 2018



Have you ever followed a vehicle that seemed to be going sideways on the road?  If you were to watch it as it went around a curve, you would notice that the vehicle could not navigate the curve smoothly.  It would move from side to side in the lane.  I wonder, does the driver realize how dangerous this condition is? I...
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