Where getting lost is part of the adventure… and finding your way home a pleasant surprise.

Too Light

Too Light

  It seems obvious that adding a third wheel will increase the stability of your motorcycle. The realty is a little more complicated - it is all about balance.... [video width="320" height="240"...

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What’s Wrong With People?

What’s Wrong With People?

What is wrong with people? Saturday, my friends and I pulled a truckload of trash out of the woods. This particular pile showed up near a favorite camping spot over a year ago and has been bugging me ever since. Jason was at the illegal dump site when we arrived. He...

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Nora’s Foray

Nora’s Foray

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It Was Epic

It Was Epic

This article was first published as Das Boot in Nr. 40, the October 2018 issue of International Sidecar Traveller   It took us almost a week to get packed, after work and in our spare moments. It took longer than that to convince my brother, Andy, and my good...

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Unsettled Weather

Unsettled Weather

  The end of summer is collapsing into a cycle of unsettled weather. A hot day with clear blue sky will suddenly cloud up and let loose a torrent of rain. The night will go black and crack open in streaks of lightning, thunder echoing and rolling across the...

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Walking Through My Memories

Walking Through My Memories

At lunch, I usually take a walk, just to get away, out of the office. I often walk along the old pipeline above Indian Creek.   It's a little different now than when I was a kid. The water is gone and the pipe has fallen into disrepair, but most of it is still there....

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Fall

Fall

plunging from the sky into the tall oaks, a star rattles to the ground    

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Friday the 13th

Clouds hide the full moon, soaking up the light like a sponge In the corner, in the darkness, behind a low wall Two black cats fight, tooth and nail I cannot see them to throw a rock My shouts add to the clamor of their screeching In the early hours of this country...

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Dreaming Me

Dreaming Me

I wish I knew Dreaming Me a little better. He seems like an amusing fellow. All night long, he tells me jokes and spins out dramas, sometimes comedies, sometimes parables. I can never remember all the details and I can’t tell you Dreaming Me’s stories as well as he...

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Sparassis Lasagna

Sparassis Lasagna

Essentially, I just substituted the Sparassis for lasagna noodles. I actually did half cauliflower mushroom and half noodles in the same casserole-my wife doesn't like mushrooms. I had some of each, and the Sparrasis half compared favorably in texture and presentation...

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Borscht

Borscht

When my wife and I were first going out, I had her over for dinner. I made this recipe. Almost everything in it came from my garden. Amy was so impressed. I hardly garden at all anymore, and I haven't made this more than once or twice since. I don't know why. It's...

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Lobster Mushroom Tater Tot Tuna Sammy

Lobster Mushroom Tater Tot Tuna Sammy

Pie Iron sammies on a rainy afternoon in the tipi. How delightful! Ingredients   tater tots 1 can tuna 1 small lobster mushroom butter or oil tartar sauce Allow Tater Tots to thaw and warm pie irons near the fire. While irons are preheating, saute thinly sliced...

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Roast Pumpkin and Chanterelle Soup

Roast Pumpkin and Chanterelle Soup

Deborah Moran posted a recipe for roasted pumpkin and chanterelle soup in the Cooking With Wild Mushrooms forum. It sounded so good, I knew I had to try it. I modified the recipe slightly and cooked it last time we went camping. Rich and creamy, with a smokey flavor...

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Leucoagaricus rachodes

Leucoagaricus rachodes

  Leucoagaricus rhacodes, sometimes spelled  rachodes (it is also known as Agaricus rhacodes, Lepiota rhacodes, Macrolepiota rhacodes, and Chlorophyllum rhacodes), is a stately and delicious mushroom,  despite its somewhat confusing taxonomy. Brilliant white with a...

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