Dana Meachen Rau

January 2016

Revising a Cyclone

Cyclone was a roller coaster at Six Flags New England, in Agawam, Massachusetts. It first opened in 1983 when I was twelve and the park was called Riverside. Cyclone was the park’s main attraction. It was wooden and clanky, but always a great ride. When I grew up, I rode it with my own kids. Sure, the paint was peeling, and it was showing its age, and most park guests bypassed it for newer, slicker rides. But I still loved it.

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Welcome to My Inventing Room

“This is the most important room in the entire factory!” he said. “All my most secret new inventions are cooking and simmering in here!”

That’s what Willy Wonka says to the lucky golden ticket finders in Roald Dahl’s famous book, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

It’s my favorite book ever.

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