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For The Joy Of Animals: Mouse Maid

Apparently Cinderella isn’t the only one with a mouse helper. Handy & compact maybe having a mouse maid will be the next little thing… A mouse has been captured tidying up bits and bobs in a pensioner's shed. Stephen McKears… Continue Reading →

For The Joy of Animals: A Tail Dragging Bald Eagle

When you watch bald eagles being raised in near blizzard conditions, you might get the impression that they are pretty impervious to the cold. But, as one bald eagle found out the hard way, given the right circumstances mother nature… Continue Reading →

Downed Power Line PSA — This Might Shock You

We never know what situations we are going to encounter in life.  So, just in case you find yourself around downed power lines that are live — this downed power line PSA from Puget Sound Energy shares some key information… Continue Reading →

A Simple, But Luscious Four-Ingredient Lotion

Dry skin is the bane of winter. But January is the time to try new things. So… If you are tired of using skincare products with a long list of ingredients that you’ve never heard of and have no idea… Continue Reading →

Make Zucchini Patties Or Zucchini Patty Pizza For Dinner

Zucchini is an amazing vegetable. It lends itself to so many delicious transformations. I am sure you are knowledgeable about traditional zucchini recipes, such as adding it to pasta or filling zucchini halves with a stuffing mixture or making zucchini… Continue Reading →

Book Review: GOOD MORNING, MIDNIGHT by Lily Brooks-Dalton

I loved GOOD MORNING, MIDNIGHT by Lily Brooks-Dalton – which surprised me, since this novel was billed as a post-apocalyptic story. I have read only a handful of such stories and warmed only slightly to them (The Age of Miracles,… Continue Reading →

Mule Deer Shows Some Tough Love

This mother mule deer in Arizona, doting and attentive just a week before, warns her young buck away. Why? It turns out she is pregnant with a new fawn, and that she’s taught the year-old buck all she can about… Continue Reading →

Back Pain? Stop Sitting Like A “C” And Find Your Sitting Tipping Point!

It’s something of a myth that our back problems are just because we sit too much.  Recent research by anthropologist David Raichlen shows that hunter-gathers sit about ten hours a day (while we sit an average of 9-13 hours a… Continue Reading →

Trying To Eat More Healthy Foods This Winter?

If you are trying to eat more healthy foods this winter, I have a great recipe for you. Making a stuffing for beef or chicken or fish is a great dinner option because it adds interest and taste to the… Continue Reading →

Words: Zane Grey “What Any Man Can Do…”

Author Zane Grey has a few simple, timeless suggestions for when, in the midst of our helpless frustration, we wonder what any one man or woman can do to change things or make a difference in what is happening around… Continue Reading →

Have You Discovered Rutabagas?

I have. For years I bought and cooked the same vegetables. Now that I am interested in a healthier diet, I have discovered a whole new world and I am willing to try vegetables I have never eaten before. The… Continue Reading →

Primitive Technology — Where Tiny House Meets Survivor Man

As I am neither a millennial nor a survivalist, it might seem kind of strange that I am a fan of both the “tiny house” movement and the survival/wilderness teachings of Les Stroud and Bear Grylls. I could blame it on… Continue Reading →

Tips For Grilling Your Vegetables

What could be easier than making your entire meal on the grill? Cook vegetable side dishes alongside your main course for a quick summer meal. Here are some of my favorite vegetables to put on the grill along with some… Continue Reading →

Book: THE MIDDLE OF SOMEWHERE by Sonja Yoerg

 “lush imagery … A quick, nature-soaked read.” For starters – knowing that Sonja Yoerg (whom I am honored to call a friend) has hiked the same John Muir Trail as her character, Liz, I am ready to lace up my hiking boots… Continue Reading →

Pondering Possibilities: Embracing Ridiculous

If “possibilities are endless,” where and how will we find them?  And when should we stop looking? I wonder, because lately it feels as if too many of us stop looking for possibilities.  We’ve settled for what is and handed over the search… Continue Reading →

Eat Your Veggies: Easy, Healthy Vegetable Tarts

Italian cuisine includes many different varieties of vegetables and they are cooked in every conceivable way.  Tomatoes, eggplants and peppers are popular in southern Italy and cabbage, asparagus and potatoes are more popular in the north. Vegetable tarts are great to… Continue Reading →

Music: I LIVED by OneRepublic

I’ve long been a fan of I LIVED by OneRepublic. Its upbeat affirmation of life and living is guaranteed to get me up out of my chair and dancing around even on the gloomiest of days. But it wasn’t until… Continue Reading →

The Little Orange Tree That Could

Like a bee, I was lured to the table by the sweet smell of orange blossoms.  There it sat, a lone orange among two lemons.  Not really trees.  Barely even bushes.  Mostly twigs, covered with fragrant white blossoms. They were the… Continue Reading →

Mediterranean-Style Eating — My Favorite

The eating habits of the Mediterranean people are based on the agricultural products of their region, which has a long growing season and a rather mild climate. The traditional diets of the Greeks, French, Italians, Spaniards and Middle Easterners reflect… Continue Reading →

Cooking With Winter Produce

Just because the farmers’ markets are closed for winter doesn’t mean we have to retreat from fresh fruits and vegetables.  Fresh winter produce is abundant, nutritious, and tasty. From hearty root vegetables to bright, sweet citrus, winter produce delivers a… Continue Reading →

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