No Electronics: Stories To Scare Your Grandkids

 So, you kids want to hear a scary story? “Yay!” I grew up in a dark, backward land called No Electronics. “That is scary!” I know. Every generation has some version of this story. Not […]

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Paul’s Awesome English Dictionary – Today’s Word – Zink

How many times has this happened to you? You climbed Mt. Everest just using toothpicks only to learn that no one saw you reach the top. All the news crews and everybody in the world […]

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A Toy Soldier Story

 As a kid, I had to use my imagination. No cable, no video games, no Anarchist Cookbook on the internet. If I’d tried to buy the ingredients for a bomb, the store clerk would have […]

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Pan Fried Meat and the First Hunters

South Sudanese Entree SHAIYAH(Pan fried meat) INGREDIENTS 2½ pounds lamb, beef, or goat2 cups water.¾ red onion (¼ red onion more later)2 stalks celery4 garlic cloves1 jalapeno pepper or red chile pepper1 bay leaf½ teaspoon […]

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Rice Noodles and String Theory

Malaysian Entree CHAR KWAY TEOW(Rice Noodle Stir Fry) INGREDIENTS ¾ pound flat rice noodles2 Chinese sausages3 ounces fish cake (optional)3 garlic cloves1 cup garlic chives*2 tablespoons dark soy sauce or soy sauce2 tablespoons light soy […]

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A Fractured History Of Firefighting

On this 100th anniversary of Nation Fire Prevention Week, I thought I’d take a quick look at the history of firefighting. You might want to brace yourself, we’ll be moving fast. Fire was discovered by […]

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World War I Leads To American Independence

  Flags are cool. Of course, these flags hang at the Albion Fire Station, so maybe they’re hot. Your flag may vary.               Ever since Christopher Columbus first landed in the New World and […]

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Dyslexic Befe From Ethiopia

Ethiopian Entree TIBS INGREDIENTS 1½ pounds sirloin, lamb, or venison1 red onion or 2 yellow onions2 teaspoons fresh cilantro2 tomatoes5 garlic cloves¼ cup niter kibbeh*, ghee*, or butter2 tablespoons Berbere* spice4 teaspoons ginger1 tablespoon vegetable […]

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Pepito Sandwich

Venezuelan Entree PEPITO SANDWICH INGREDIENTS – STEAK 1 pound steaks, skirt, flank, or ribeye½ tablespoon minced garlic¾ teaspoon salt2 tablespoons vegetable oil1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce INGREDIENTS – SANDWICHES 4 sandwiches rolls, hoagies1 cup guasacaca (See […]

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