The Sunshine Report

Things we did as youngsters can have a way of weathering the years and stay in our minds as if they happened yesterday. One particular occurrence that has remained with me all these years, occurred in a science experiment in elementary school.

The basic ingredients used in this experiment were a jar filled with clear water, some mud and a water faucet. The mud was placed in the jar of water and stirred enough to completely permeate it.

The jar was then placed under a dripping faucet. Drop-by-drop, the muddy water began to become clear water again. By day’s end, the water in the jar was v...