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Issue: 2009-08-20

Eww! Ugh! and Blecch!

As I shove my hands into the remnants of last night’s revelry, dripping what can only be described as garbage juice, I mouth what may not be necessarily words, but sounds that still express the emotional quotient of my...

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Save Those Seeds!

A few years ago I received a delightful gift consisting of an assortment of home-grown, home-dried tomato and pepper seeds. What a delightful gift, I thought, and with Christmas only around four months away, now is the time to...

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Raked Over the Coals

If you like to camp in comfort and enjoy a challenge, take a Dutch oven. Breads, bannock, cinnamon buns, upside-down-cake, succulent meats and baked fish are taken to a new dimension over an open fire.The trick is to keep only a...

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A Recipe for a Lasting Memory

What makes a vacation, at least for me, is going to a place different than what you are accustomed to. This could be a change in your physical surroundings, your schedule and even what you explore and taste. The last several...

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Understanding the value of a road

How many memories are created by a simple family vacation …Depending on how you look in the rear-view mirror, the road behind can seem rocky – one of bad luck and poor decisions – or like a yellow-brick road of which each...

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Trevor is one of us

Since I know, almost as a fact, that Trevor will not be put down by the Bylaw Services Department, I can sit back and enjoy this story as it unfolds.I know that Trevor is safe because I’ve been here before. I was a...

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Another Take on Commuting

I am in awe of bicycle commuters. I feel one-upped by them.So I decided, way back in February, that as soon as the weather was reasonable I would start cycling to work at least three days per week.I spent serious coin on some...

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