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Unhinged Alaska: The annoyances of spring

Certain testosterone-infused feral critters strut around our acreage like Wild Bill Hickok

Minister’s Message: Rejoice in the resurrection

Two men walked slowly along the dusty road to Emmaus. Heavy hearts… Continue reading

Pioneer Potluck: About Ben’s boat and clam digging

Clam fritters, Easter bunny bread pudding, lemon hard sauce, hamburger stroganoff

DC gets back on track with ‘Shazam!’

“Shazam!” is a lot of fun, with a bit of a goofy tone and lots of cute little moments

Minister’s Message: The wisdom of shepherds

Understanding sheep will help us understand ourselves.

Pioneer Potluck: About Easter dinners

Growing up in the 1940s and 1950s On a farm in Northern… Continue reading

The cover of Kate Mitchell’s “The Bag Lady at the End of the Road,” published in 2018 by Wizard Works. (Image provided)
‘Bag Lady’ tells story of Homer entrepreneur Kate Mitchell

‘Whenever I would think of something or mention it to my children I would jot it down’

‘Wild Bill’ — Busting myths about a Wild West icon

What stopped him were carelessness and a good streak at cards

‘Highwaymen’ takes a procedural approach to Bonnie and Clyde’s murderous rampage

There’s more to it than you find in your run-of-the-mill cops and robbers narrative

Pioneer Potluck: Reminiscing about things that used to be easier

This week’s recipes: Red beet eggs, orange Julius and Russian tea

Minister’s Message: The true meaning of St. Patrick’s Day

St. Patrick was born in Britain during the fourth century

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Taking robots beyond Transformers

‘Bumblebee’ and ‘Love, Death + Robots’ take different tacks on a sci-fi trope