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Time for a new plant in my Garden: Stevia (Stevia rebaudiana)

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I First tasted this when a friend of mine had a plant in a pot on their front porch.  She used the leaves to sweeten her ‘Sun Tea’ and I had just happened to get a leaf in my glass.  I asked about it and she replied: “Chew the leaf a bit, You’ll be surprised.” Boy was I surprised!  It just kept getting sweeter as I chewed.  The stuff is really amazing!  I’m going to put some in my Garden this year as an Annual (I’m in Zone 6) for some fun. If you like sweets but want to limit … Continue reading

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Yup, We’re all as safe as can be….

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TSA discovery prompts New York bomb scare – six hours later By Mike M. Ahlers, CNN January 31, 2012 — Updated 0619 GMT (1419 HKT) (CNN) — A New York airport screener who removed two pipes from a traveler’s bag and set them aside Monday morning prompted a security scare six hours later when the next shift saw the pipes and feared they might be pipe bombs, local and federal officials said.

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For Old, Long Ago! — Auld Lange Syne!

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In the Original Scottish, from Robert Burns, 1788.   Should auld acquaintance be forgot, and never brought to mind ? Should auld acquaintance be forgot, and auld lang syne ? CHORUS: For auld lang syne, my jo, for auld lang syne, we’ll tak a cup o’ kindness yet, for auld lang syne. And surely ye’ll be your pint-stowp ! and surely I’ll be mine ! And we’ll tak a cup o’ kindness yet, for auld lang syne. CHORUS We twa hae run about the braes, and pu’d the gowans fine ; But we’ve wander’d mony a weary foot, sin auld … Continue reading

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Christmas Day 2011

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Christmas is finally here, though it really doesn’t feel much like Christmases I remember from my youth.  It is awfully warm this year! Last Night, I recorded a Hallmark Book for my daughters, 7 month & 3 year olds.  If you haven’t seen these, they are books with a voice recorder in them.  You can record each page of the book and lock the recording in.  It’s preserved in some type of non-volatile Chip so batteries can be changed or dead without losing the recording.  Here’s a link to Hallmark’s site for: Recordable Storybook I recorded “The Night Before Christmas” … Continue reading

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Mission Statement

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Alright,  here is where most writers seem to go off-the-rails with the flowery prose.  Well, I’m not going to to that.  In fact, I don’t think I’ll ever be able to pull that off. I write the way I speak. I will try to cover all those topics in my 1st post, with as much information and depth as I can. These are my hobbies and interests that I wish to share. I hope that you will find something of interest here.  If you do, or if there’s some area you’d like to hear more about, please let me know. … Continue reading

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We need some Catagories

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  1. Firearms — maybe reviews and or Ebooks?
  2. Shooting — How practicing perfect is the best method.
  3. Hunting  — The areas I hunt and what I’ve learned.
  4. Fishing — What I like about the Streams vs. Lakes
  5. Learning Fly-Fishing — Man this is cool!


  1. Gunsmithing — What can be done vs. What should be done.

The Library:

  1. Reading
  2. Writing

The Kitchen:

  1. Cooking — My favorite recipes and why I love them
  2. Food Preservation — What, When and How.  Most importantly: WHY?

The Study:

  1. Ham Radio  — The Simple and complex world of Radio Communication
  2. Computer Programming — Some fun stuff from my old life.

So Now I think I will setup some categories with that in mind.  Then, I’ll need to start writing some articles……..

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