Category Archives: Travel

Driving Lessons

I wrecked the family car when I was 16 years old, just a few months after getting my first driver’s license. It was a 1960’s version of the “Woodie”, a beautiful and massive Ford station wagon with wood panel trim, … Continue reading

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Into the Storm

I was about 40 miles from home when I first spotted it. It was maybe the darkest cloud I’ve ever seen. In sunshine and blue skies at my current location, I considered stopping the car. It might have been a … Continue reading

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February Potato Salad

She brought the dish to every luncheon, picnic, potluck dinner. Gail’s potato salad was a huge hit, and made its way into the Welcome Wagon cookbook. Her secret was bacon. Is there really anything that is not made better by … Continue reading

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Library

Our fathers were veterans of  WWII, so we baby boomers had toy guns. While others played “War” in the dense woods nearby, we played “Library.” Diane lived 2 doors down. She was the youngest of her family, and was surrounded … Continue reading

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Artichoke

My first encounter with this complicated vegetable came well into my 20’s. Ours was a basic peas, carrots, corn kind of family. It was at a small roadside restaurant called “Spuds” in Salt Lake City, Utah. Its success came with … Continue reading

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Art, Guns and Fudge

Growing up with folks who hunt and fish, I should have understood the excitement when Cabela’s Outfitters announced the opening of their store in the mountains of Hamburg, Pa. in 2003. I did not. I also didn’t understand why the … Continue reading

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Rails

“We will likely be gassed, pepper sprayed, shot with rubber bullets, hit with batons.”  Thousands of US veterans are headed to North Dakota to serve as human shields for the Standing Rock water protectors, who have been ordered to vacate … Continue reading

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