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

Pandemic Furlough Campout

Pandemic Furlough Campout

  With fears of the contagion, business was slow. My employers decided to save some money by furloughing me Tuesday through Wednesday morning, so Walter and I took advantage of the relaxed travel restrictions to go camping. The Triumph loaded with gear, we headed...

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Socially Distant Mother’s Day

Socially Distant Mother’s Day

The Contagion has made the consequences of my procrastination and disorganization so much worse. Last minute saves are just about impossible to pull off. I realized Mother’s Day was just around the corner, and I hadn’t a clue what to do for Mom. I’ve been keeping my...

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Saturday Morning Soak

Saturday Morning Soak

Good morning Saturday. Hot tea and a sunrise soak at Bunny Hump Ranch. As the sun climbs the ridge behind me, a line of brilliance falls across the trees and tipi in front of me.                     I can actually see...

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Throwback Thursday – Taxi Ride

Throwback Thursday – Taxi Ride

Rick Murray takes me for a "taxi ride" around PIR Saturday, July25,2009 I don't remember screaming but I seem to have lost my voice This was the most excitement I've ever experienced on a motorcycle, let alone on a sidecar. These things are crazy! There is nothing...

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Pterodactyl

Pterodactyl

just above me, huge, silent, missing one secondary feather from the left wing, a heron glides across the pale blue plate-glass dawn

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The Kiss of Contagion

You feel the warmth rising, the gentle caress of contagion brushing across your lips. You try to deny it, to push it away. But there is no denying what you feel in your chest, the ache at the back of your throat. It has caught you, and you will not get free. You may...

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Yes, you are

Yes, you are

Why do you argue with me, when I tell you how beautiful you are? Why do you roll your eyes and say, “No, I’m not.” as if I have no idea what I see with my own heart? You turn the stereo up so loud a deaf kid could dance to it, miming the lyrics with a provocative...

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Last Night I Heard Your Voice

Last Night I Heard Your Voice

I know you think I don’t miss you when you’re gone and it’s true, I keep busy all day long and fall asleep before I get to bed. But last night I heard you call my name. I woke up in the dark, in bed, alone. I reached for you but found only tangled sheets I swear that,...

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Camp Rice & Mushrooms

Camp Rice & Mushrooms

https://vimeo.com/421069177     I cooked this on my Biolite Campstove2, using pellets for fuel. Any campstove will work. The trick is to fashion a double boiler. I broke up several small branches and tossed them in my large camp pot to form a trivet. I put...

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Take & Bake Pizza with Wild Mushrooms

Take & Bake Pizza with Wild Mushrooms

https://vimeo.com/419668102 Of course, take and bake pizza is a cheat but this is, after all, Cooking For Guys. Besides, this post is as much a brag about a successful mushroom hunt as it is about pizza.    Amy, Andy and I took the sidecars up the ridge to...

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Crab-Stuffed Morels

Crab-Stuffed Morels

I returned to a favorite patch of morels for a third picking the other day. Holy Smokes! They weren't just plentiful, they were giant! These were some of the biggest morels I've ever found, several of them were 7" tall with caps hovering between 4" and 4.5", one of...

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Mushrooms on Toast

Mushrooms on Toast

            For a simple, quick breakfast it is hard to beat mushrooms on toast. In the spring I use morels, in the fall, chanterelles. Other mushrooms can be substituted. Ingredients  toast fresh mushrooms - whatever is in season onion or shallots minced garlic...

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Asparagus and Morels

Asparagus and Morels

  Several years ago, a local timber company locked down the woods behind my house due to fire danger. One of their fallers set fire to the ridge the very next day. It burned for a week. The following spring, we went up there and harvested morels from the scorched...

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