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Tabouli and Pimento Loaf

During our recent stay in Seattle, we had several ethnic meals, including Indian, Italian, Mexican, Thai and Japanese. I learned several things about food in different cultures, one of which is that the word Curry can mean different things, depending … Continue reading

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Train travel for dummies – part 3

This piece started life as a blog post but as usual, when it came time to submit my weekly gibberish to the newspapers, I wasn’t ready with what I was working on and was not in the mood to finish … Continue reading

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best laid plans……. #21

A few days ago, I realized that we no longer have a microwave bacon cooker. I have no idea where it went and being old, I can’t say with any certainty that we even got to Florida last November with … Continue reading

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Interesting stuff.

I was working on my column for next week and found this web site this morning while looking up the origin of the phrase ‘worth one’s salt’. I don’t know the protocol -if there is one- on how to treat … Continue reading

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Christmas Shopping story #61.

 I have never been one of those folks who is enamored with shopping. Of any kind. And that goes double for with Christmas shopping. I expect that’s why I experienced the incident described below in my Newspaper column. It was warm … Continue reading

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Fool me once…. #32.

A week or so ago, my wife, Susie and I trekked our way North from Florida to Indiana. I did get a column for my weekly effort as well as an aggravated backbone out of the ride. We left our … Continue reading

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thank God there are some things we can still count on.

Gas is pushing 4 dollars a gallon again because of the unrest in Iraq brought on by the uprising of Islamic terrorists, the same group of barbarians who are busy dragging us back to the middle ages while we stand … Continue reading

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Surprise. Surprise.

The medical community has recently discovered that differences between sexes are more pervasive than previously thought. This difference was discovered after much research. I could have saved these people a lot of time and money. All they would have had … Continue reading

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WTF?? #23

A little one line item this month in my AARP bulletin caught my eye. In essence, it said “FDA approves shipping of chickens slaughtered in the United States to China for processing and return to this country for consumption. I … Continue reading

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Ahhhh, what the hell??

In this week’s newspaper column, I spent some time bemoaning the loss of many Thanksgiving traditions, especially  the theme of family togetherness being replaced by crass commercialism in the form of Thanksgiving day retail shopping. Today is Friday and I spent part of … Continue reading

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