“The House on Loon Lake”

by Jenny 26 February 2017 Uncategorized

  During my time as a kid in Somerset County, a bunch of us plundered the trash of the old lady on the next block. This was the neighbor girl’s idea. We brought home many treasures from the old lady’s spring cleaning efforts: Blank stationary. Decorative Boxes. Costume jewelry. We mortified my parents. They made […]

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Recipe: Brussels Sprouts with Soy Sauce and Honey Glaze

by Jonathan 14 February 2017 Food

This is really simple to prepare and makes for a great veggie side dish. Brussels Sprouts with Soy Sauce and Honey Glaze 2 lbs. Brussels Sprouts, washed, trimmed, and halved 4 tbsp. Soy Sauce (can sub low sodium if you wish) 2 tbsp. Honey 2 tbsp. Olive Oil Ground black pepper (to taste) Preheat oven […]

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Recipe: Mexican Chicken and Rice Bake

by Jonathan 12 February 2017 Food

There are an endless number of variations on this theme. This began with the idea that I wanted to make some chicken with mexican seasonings. And I like mexican rice. So, yeah, here’s what we did for dinner today: Mexican Chicken and Rice Bake (version 63 of 298,924): Ingredients: Three boneless chicken breasts, trimmed and […]

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Recipe: Mom Woytek’s Taco Seasoning

by Jonathan 12 February 2017 Food

I’m starting to type-up and share some of the recipes that we’ve been using for a long time. I am getting ready to share what we did for dinner tonight, and this is one of the prerequisites, so here’s the recipe for my Mom’s taco seasoning (and directions on how to use it to make […]

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Warning: Controversial Things Said Here

by Jonathan 11 January 2017 Uncategorized

Right now is not the time to boycott the political process. Right now is the time to get involved in it. Right now is the time to listen to what our elected officials are saying. Right now is the time to start learning about what they say in official capacities, what they vote for, what […]

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New Year, New Home Technology, Part 1

by Jonathan 1 January 2017 House and Home
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Hi. It’s a new year, and I have an awful lot of things I want to say about an awful lot of things, but I figured I would start on the relatively non-controversial side and talk about some new home technology I’ve been working to implement, and some updates on house projects. Maybe you’re interested, […]

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3 Hours of Ghost Stories

by Jenny 30 October 2016 History

Snap Judgment, a podcast from the public radio station WNYC, posted 5 episodes of spooky stories this week. Here is the link to their website. I, personally, pull the podcasts from iTunes. I was not able to locate all of these “ghost” episodes from the websites list of archives, so here is the actual list […]

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by Jenny 14 October 2016 Uncategorized

Last night, I dreamt that I caught a thin gray-haired woman stealing from our outdoor firewood pile. I grabbed her by the wrist, and then I pulled her thick ponytail. “Thief! How does it feel to be a thief?” I left go of her ponytail and waved my hand at her face. She stared at […]

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Witch Hunt

by Jenny 2 October 2016 History

  Here is the link to a podcast episode about the Salem Witch Trials that I really enjoyed: Witch Hunt by Unfictional, a podcast series produced through Los Angeles public radio station KCRW. (KCRW’s Independent Producer Project sponsors Unfictional and also another podcast series that I really enjoy, Here Be Monsters. I know that my […]

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Fortune Tellers & Spell Makers

by Jenny 29 September 2016 History

Here are some nonfiction podcasts that I really enjoyed about folks who sell fortunes and spells. Public radio stations produced the podcasts that I list here. I, personally, download podcasts from iTunes. However, for this blog post, I linked to each podcast’s website. #41 Tell Me How To Live My Life by TLDR from WNYC […]

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