Out in the Midday Sun

Out in the Midday Sun

The Gifford Pinchot National Forest is a magical place. Elk, deer, bears, and cougars wander through the tall trees and berry fields. Caves and outcroppings of weirdly contorted lava dot the landscape.                 During...

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Looking Sharp

Looking Sharp

Jason came over after work with his Edge Pro kit and sharpened our knives. I cooked while Jason worked his way through our collection of knives. We had BBQ beef sandwiches, roasted zucchini , and Wy'East rosé.                ...

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Lava Creek Scout

Lava Creek Scout

Walter and I went out in the woods,  looking for a new camp site. We scouted along the canyon above Lava Creek.                                           I wanted...

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Bob Verpa

Bob Verpa

A morelity play starring Amy Wheeler. Featuring morels by Andy Wade. https://vimeo.com/416343095  

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Impermanence

Impermanence

My morning walk takes me past landmarks no longer there:   Coe Primary, where I attended first and second grade, now offices.   Down the street, third and fourth grade gone. Only a park remains   Last year, May Street School razed, replaced by a brick...

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Troubled Sleep

Troubled Sleep

I lie perfectly still, refusing to open my eyes, refusing to roll over struggling with my own thoughts desperate for just another thirty minutes of repose   Outside a bird calls from high in a tree striving to make its song heard above the incessant noise of...

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Systems Check

Systems Check

I walk out under a dark blue, faintly luminescent sky The moon, one day past full, shines down on the hot tub My morning routine has become an anti-viral struggle against the pandemic     Systems check: Water clear, thin islands of bubbles, 103 degrees,...

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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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Living My Best Life

Living My Best Life

Pork chop grilled with herbs from the garden (sage, rosemary, oregano) and a flaming splash of bourbon, applesauce, mashed potatoes, green peas picked and hour before and, of course, a nice salad, Washed it all down with beer from Full Sail in a Lady Washington...

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Pie Iron Breakfast Scramble

Pie Iron Breakfast Scramble

A quick and easy breakfast for one or two people, this pie iron scramble is a real winner Ingredients 2 servings  2 handfuls Tater Tots 2 slices bacon 1 egg butter pepper, garlic three fingered pinch diced onion (optional) three fingered pinch diced sweet pepper...

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Pie Iron Biscuits and Gravy

Pie Iron Biscuits and Gravy

Biscuits and Gravy are an old favorite of mine. When I learned you can make them in a pie iron, I knew I had to give it a try.         Ingredients   1 handful of ground sausage formed into 5 small patties and pre-cooked 1 12oz. tube of...

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White Privilege

White Privilege

I used to call this one "Diabetes in a Glass", but reflecting upon recent events, I have changed the name to "White Privilege", because it tastes so sweet you don't even know it is fucking you up. Ingredients   Old Fashioned Vanilla Bean Ice Cream Dr. Mc...

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