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working from home

When Working from Home Really Pays Off

Working from home has all sorts of advantages to it over the alternatives. Naturally it’s better than being unemployed because you still get paid. It also has numerous benefits over having to go to an office. For one you don’t have to adhere to a dress code. For another you don’t have to commute on …

Five Mancave Must-Haves

Five Mancave Must-Haves

  The area of the home that is dedicated to relaxation, TV, easy chairs, and bromance is what is affectionately known as the mancave. This space is the man’s hideaway—the area where the man can get away from it all for a few hours and enjoy the solitude of sports, movies, or even a little …

Pie Crust Update!

ALERT! Pie Crust Update!

Ah, pie! Who doesn’t love pie? Custard pie, pumpkin pie, berry pie, meringue pie, ‘mater pie… and any good – or merely beloved – pie chef has his or her favorite crust ‘secrets’ that draw the oohs and ash from their intended pie-audience. Now, there are different sorts of pie crusts for different sorts of …

Garden-Greens Vichyssoise

Almost Summer

June is upon us, which usually means the spring crops are about done and the summer crops haven’t started producing in abundance yet. So… you’ve taken your morning garden stroll. The corn is a foot high, the tomatoes growing fast but still not blooming, the beans, squash and cukes are up and starting to climb. …

smoky haze

Fire on the Mountain …Again

I kind of knew that three whole springs without a forest fire along the Norfolk-Southern’s grade over the continental divide was pushing things. Hoped maybe their relatively new-found practice of carefully checking their brake connections BEFORE heading uphill into the ‘loops’ might become a habit. It’s been raining pretty steady, and yesterday it snowed. Not …