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

January Excursion to South Prairie

January Excursion to South Prairie

My brother and I decided to take advantage of the unusually mild weather and went for a little excursion into the Gifford Pinchot yesterday. We ran into ice about the time we ran out of pavement, small patches at first, then long stretches which formed a treacherous,...

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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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Sunrise, January First, 2020

Sunrise, January First, 2020

The rain has paused, but the gusty wind continues to blow water from the naked trees. Two maple seeds helicopter down to a hard splash-landing in the hot tub. Aside from the wind, it is quiet. Even the dogs and the rooster are sleeping in.  

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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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Dutch Oven Shepherd’s Pie

Dutch Oven Shepherd’s Pie

I love Shepherd's Pie. The thick filling of meat and vegetables, topped with mounds of mashed potatoes, makes the perfect comfort food. The sound of it bubbling, the tantalizing aroma, mixing with the smoke from the coals as it leaks out from under the heavy lid of a...

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Mashed Potatoes

Mashed Potatoes

There’s not much to making mashed potatoes. They are tasty, filling and inexpensive. If you don’t finish them at dinner, you can fry them in butter for breakfast. Ingredients   1/3rd cup of buttermilk, more or less 4-6 baking potatoes, peeled and cut up  2 cloves...

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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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