Monthly Archives: November 2011

Remembering grandma

My grandmother was a remarkable woman. She lived in this house, by herself, for eight years after my grandfather passed away, living a lifestyle that has become increasingly rare. She was an energetic and industrious householder, harvesting and canning produce … Continue reading

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Today I am thankful

I am thankful for, in no particular order: 1. My family and friends. 2. My health. 3. The beautiful place in which I live. 4. The opportunities I’ve been given in my life. 5. My dog Ayla. 6. Good food … Continue reading

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All Hail!

These guys are incredible. I got to see them in Brooklyn a couple of years back and it was a rollicking, rowdy time indeed. Also: swoon!

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Crass amateurism

Sloppy and unrefined, but here it is.

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Pretzel crust

1 cup finely crushed pretzels (do it in a food processor) 8 tablespoons melted butter 1/4 C sugar 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon (optional) Blend ingredients thoroughly. Press firmly into an 8″ or 9″ pie plate and bake at 375 for 7-10 … Continue reading

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Meditations on an elk hunt

Yesterday I went on my first hunting expedition. Don’t worry – nothing was killed! We just drove around a lot, walked around a little, and failed to shoot an elk. Since I’ve started eating meat again (infrequently, strictly game or … Continue reading

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Bury me in cliches

I try to avoid negativity in my posts. But right now my mind is consumed with loathing for the Band Perry, and I must purge myself of these thoughts before I can move on. Just look at these sots! These … Continue reading

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