Travails with Travois

Travails with Travois

5/2/16 Dear Robert, I trust you had a safe drive back to Salem and were rewarded with a warm welcome home. How are you feeling today? I woke up a little sore, mostly in the back and shoulders, but a half hour in the hot tub and a couple of aspirin put that right....

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Deadman’s Lake

Deadman’s Lake

You would have liked it. It was steep. It was steeper than Ruckle Ridge, steeper than Herman Creek, steeper than Wind Mountain. Steeper than any trail you've likely been on. It wasn't a casual "I need to take a break now" sort of steep, it was seriously steep. I mean,...

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Seasonal Ovation

Seasonal Ovation

A sudden, prolonged gust through the oaks sets the dry leaves rustling like the applause of thousands of hands coming together rising to a crescendo then dying away with the...

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Murmuration

Murmuration

I walked past the elementary school just as the children were released for noon recess They erupted from the doors swirling and scattering across the playground The unintelligible cacophony of their voices sounding like the shrill chirps and twittering of a flock of...

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Simple Chanterelles with Shallots and Spices

Simple Chanterelles with Shallots and Spices

Recipe 1 medium chanterelle, cut into cubes. 1 shallot minced grated nutmeg to taste grated or powdered ginger to taste a pat of butter a splash of apple cider dry sauté mushroom in hot skillet, stirring and adding nutmeg and ginger when mushroom has released it's...

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Bannock – a traditional camp bread

Bannock – a traditional camp bread

I seldom measure. Sometimes that works out well for me; other times it works out better for my dogs. Be that as it may, in the spirit of dashes, dollops and three-fingered pinches, I offer you this recipe for bannock, a traditional camp bread made in a skillet....

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