A Penny For Your Shot

My maternal grandfather was a man of many hobbies. He liked to play, arrange, and collect music and he was an avid fly fisherman and wild game hunter. Mainly, he hunted wild birds and deer with his dogs, who he loved to watch ‘work’ as he called it. Through him and his hobbies, I was…

A Prayer of Service

Is religion the organization, the belief, or the act? A lot of people these days seem to have disdain for religion. It is easy to see why. It is a contentious subject, perhaps the most contentious subject since the dawn of humanity. It is so contentious, in fact, that the history of humankind is essentially…

Patience, Persistence, and Green Veggies

There is no accounting for taste. When I was a child, there were two vegetables I could not tolerate, spinach and brussels sprouts. It was not for lack of trying, but whenever I attempted to eat them, I had an uncontrollable, averse reaction to them. Fast forward many years and brussels sprouts are now one…

Flavor Themes: Spicy, Pungent, and Acidic

In his interview with Andrew Zimmern of Bizarre Foods fame, Tim Ferriss asked of Zimmern, “[I]f you had to choose (I was going to say for the rest of your life) for the next year, three herbs or spices to cook with, to experiment with (and you can modify the question), what would you choose?”…

Healthy Variety

“Eat like a vegan… and eat meat.” -Kelly Starrett Some people seem to be able to eat, drink, and smoke whatever they want with no ill effects. I am not and have never been one of those people. My metabolism had always been slow. I have always gained weight easily and found difficulty keeping it…