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The Reluctant Cook: Popcorn Roux

Growing up, my family ate a dish called, “Shit on a Shingle,” which simply consisted of creamed chipped beef on white toast. The first meal I made when I moved out on my own was SOS, substituting tuna for the beef, and that became a staple meal throughout my 20’s. I didn’t know it at the… Read More ›

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Do I Know You?

For many people the thought of a Class Reunion has no appeal whatsoever. The mere thought can be absent of any excitement, only dread. Why would anyone want to spend a night having awkward conversation with people they don’t remember and if you do remember them, why haven’t you kept in touch all these years?… Read More ›

Get Drunk

Always be drunk. That’s it! The great imperative! In order not to feel Time’s horrid fardel bruise your shoulders, grinding you into the earth, Get drunk and stay that way. On what? On wine, poetry, virtue, whatever. But get drunk. And if you sometimes happen to wake up on the porches of a palace, in… Read More ›

The Stars Aligned

The message read, “Triple D (A walk in the park) or Astrid & Israh. Pizza & beer on me! Gail from California. We are in loop E, space 55. Meet us tonight (Tuesday) at Annie’s Creek Restaurant at 7:30 p.m.” I posted the note Monday on the bulletin board outside the camp store at Crater… Read More ›

Advice From A Mountain

Reach new heights Savor life’s peak experiences There is beauty as far as the eye can see Stand in the strength of Your True Nature Be uplifting Follow the trails of the Wise Ones Protect and preserve timeless beauty, silence, solitude, serenity, flowing rivers, ancient trees. Rise above it all Make solid decisions Climb beyond… Read More ›

The Reluctant Cook: Cowboy BBQ

Camping, camp fires, and camp cookouts bring out the cowboy in my chef. While on a recent outing, after a long day of fishing, hiking and a trip to the local store to replenish supplies, it was back to camp for a one-skillet grillin’ t-bone steak. First off, my cowboy pre-cooked the potatoes, so after… Read More ›

Sierra Buttes hike along the Pacific Crest Trail

I will never do it again. NEVER. EVER. That’s what I told myself a couple years ago after I hiked to the lookout tower high upon the top of the Sierra Buttes. But here I was last week, grudgely agreeing to take our friends up, up, up to the top of the mountain, along the… Read More ›

A toast to 69 years of marriage

By Haily Green Today isn’t just an ordinary day. Today is a celebration of two extraordinary people. Today those two people are celebrating 69 wonderful years together, and I want to thank them, my grandparents, for showing me that true love really does last a lifetime. The memories I have of my grandparents, the trips… Read More ›

Is fear holding you back?

The last three years have been rocky for me. My children grew up and left; one to college across the country, and one to the streets as a drug addict. My sister was brutally attacked at nine months pregnant, and to top it off, I gained fifteen pounds. I had always been the person who… Read More ›

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