I tested one of the Cyalume Light Sticks. Not only did I want to be sure I did not end up with a bad batch, but I also wanted to be sure that in the middle of the night, with minimal light, I can grab the light stick beside my bed, opening it, activate it and do everything I need to do from the light of the stick. Figuring out how to open the package in the dark presented a slight challenge. Other than that, the test was a success.

I'm considering getting a windup clock. Not only will I know the time when we have no power, but I would also like a source of white noise during a power outage.

Jeanette Isabelle
I'm not sure whose twisted idea it was to put hundreds of adolescents in underfunded schools run by people whose dreams were crushed years ago, but I admire the sadism. -- Wednesday Adams, Wednesday