Fun Festivals – Finnish Sauna World Championship

Relax while competing! Enter the Finnish Sauna World Championship. Simply stay the longest inside a Finnish sauna in a temperature of 110 degrees centigrade, 240 degrees Fahrenheit. Thousands attend the championship in Heinola, Finland, but […]

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Halloween Skull Meatloaf

American Entree HALLOWEEN SKULL MEATLOAF INGREDIENTS ½ cup bread crumbs2 eggs1 small onion2 tablespoons whole milk1 pound ground beef1 teaspoon ground mustard¼ teaspoon paprika⅛ teaspoon pepper½ teaspoon salt2 tablespoons ketchup6 slices provolone, about ¼ pound2 […]

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Mystery Movies for Hallmark?

Lately, I have been watching the Hallmark Movie Channel’s mystery features. In all these movies, murder comes a-calling to the smallest of towns and hamlets that dot the American landscape. And I’m not talking “Oops, […]

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Movie Commentary: The Ancient Greeks Did Not Fight in Speedos

300 makes my all-time fetid-movie list. While it is true that the Spartans heroically delayed the Persian invasion at Thermopylae, it is not true that: 1) All Persians were hideous, hairless, trolls. Most Persians probably […]

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A Modest Proposal for Peace in the Middle East

Shakshuka, a weapon for peace. Things remain chronically unstable and unpleasant in the Middle East. The Arab nations and Israel just haven’t gotten along as well as one might have hoped. Indeed one cannot look […]

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