Life could be a dream, Sweetheart!

(“Sh-Boom”, sometimes referred to as “Life Could Be a Dream”, a doo-wop song published in 1954) It is often said that life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away. I’ve been lucky...

Science class!

Arthur C. Clark is an English science fiction writer famous for saying, “Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.” When some of us watch a magic trick, we desperately want to know how the illusion was created. Several people have suggested...

The Cooking Magic of Elaine Badnarik

One of the many legacies my mother left my brothers and me were two card catalogs of 3”x5” index cards that she used to create the wide variety of meals that we enjoyed, whether we were at home, or camped out in some remote forest as we visited all forty-eight of the...

A tall ship and a star to sail her by

Sea Fever – by John Masefield I must down to the seas again, to the lonely sea and the sky, And all I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by, And the wheel’s kick and the wind’s song and the white sail’s shaking, And a grey mist on the...

Gun coaching – learning to shoot

For anyone interested in learning about guns, or improving their accuracy, I am happy to help you. I have 35 years of shooting experience, and I was trained by the very best. I would gladly share what I’ve been taught over the years. I AM NOT A CERTIFIED...