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Clash of the Titans

My wife and I attended an unforgettable wedding reception in Indiana last month. The venue: Riley’s Roadhouse, an old train depot converted into a Bed & Breakfast. Outside, in the evening air, live music played and freight trains barreled by every fifteen minutes en route to Chicago. An old Stuedebaker automobile, converted into a food […]

Cattle, Cobblestones, and Crate&Barrel

The documentary is entitled The Grizzly Man. It’s the true story of Timothy Tredwell who spent thirteen summers in Alaska’s Katmai National Park, living perilously close to Grizzly bear. Tragically, he and his girlfriend met their fate in a Grizzly bear attack that was caught on tape. (Thankfully, the recording was not included in this […]

National Heritage Breeds Week

Thus begins the first annual National Heritage Breeds Week. Running Sunday, May 17 – Saturday, May 23, it’s a country-wide initiative to bring awareness to the close to 200 breeds that are in danger of extinction. It all culminates on Saturday, May 23, National Heritage Breeds Day. Everyday this week, we’re preparing something to feast […]

Scottish Corned Beef

In relation to each other, Ireland and Scotland have always seemed to be like sisters: two countries with a people cut of the same cloth (tweed, of course). In both, bagpipes abound and worldly ambition is abandoned for the simple life (I wonder if J.R.R. Tolkien thought of them when giving us Hobbiton of Middle […]