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Having trouble recuperating from too much Thanksgiving? Here’s the perfect breakfast for the Post- Thanksgiving Tummy or the Black Friday Blues: Hot Oatmeal smothered in hot turkey gravy! Yummy! Haggis anyone? Have great Day! Rick🤓
Ebenezer Allen – Statesman, Entrepreneur, and Spy by Allen Mesch My rating: 4 of 5 stars Author Allen Mesch has chosen a virtually unknown, yet quite important ancestor to research and follow through life in this biographical and historical work of excellence which only… Continue Reading “Book Review: Ebenezer Allen – Statesman, entrepreneur, and Spy By Allen H. Mesch”
Brief History of the Pioneer McBee’s (MaGBee’s) and (MacBee’s) in North America and on the early Oregon Trail – 1852 By Richard H. McBee Jr. Basic ref.: Out of the Wilderness by Janice Mercer, Illustrated by Helen Scott, Clinton Press, 1973 Originally from Scotland… Continue Reading “McBee Pioneers on Oregon Trail – 1852”
This was a great year for getting back to orienteering after the 2020 hiatus caused by the COVID-19 virus. CROC, our Columbia River Orienteering Club came together and was able to send 7 persons to compete in the USA National Competitions. Unfortunately we were… Continue Reading “Orienteering: USA 2021 Nationals – CROC Medalists”
Beyond the Bone by Reginald Hill My rating: 4 of 5 stars Author Reginald Hill caught my attention and my interest with just the name of his heroine Zeugma, when, in the first sentence of Chapter number 2 of the book, he uses a… Continue Reading “Book Review: Beyond the bone, by Reginald Hill”
Americans are lucky in having a choice with Vaccination Methodology for COVID-19! We get to do it one of two ways: A. By Modern Medicine or B. By COVID OR A great time for a chance to think about the different ways we view… Continue Reading “American Choice: Vaccintation Methodology”
With These Hands: Storiesby Louis L’AmourRichard Jr.‘s review Jun 08, 2021 · editit was amazing bookshelves: human-interest, short-stories A refreshing set of short stories from an author whom I had stereotyped as a writer of Westerns. Now I find that his life included work… Continue Reading “Book Review: “With These Hands” by Louis L’Amour”
http://goodreads.com/book/show/51053653-the-sentinel(opens in a new tab) The Sentinel by Lee Child My rating: 4 of 5 stars I enjoyed the whole book! A new twist for Jack Reacher! Getting into the Technological Age! Well…. Maybe only a little bit…… It’s a great theme – Ransom… Continue Reading “Book review! – “The Sentinel” by Lee and Andrew Child”
DUMP ——————————————TRUMP’s ————————————ROBO-CALLS! The phone rings! A familiar loud ex-presidential voice starts in: The Wall! ……, The Election!….. Etc., Etc., Etc Hanging up won’t cut off the RANT! It comes sometimes 2-3 times a day! WHY ME? ……….A DEMOCRAT! ……..I would NEVER vote for… Continue Reading “Mr. Trump! – Quit the Robo-callS!”
Read My rating: 1 of 5 stars2 of 5 stars3 of 5 stars4 of 5 stars[ 5 of 5 stars ]Preview The Winter Fortress: The Epic Mission to Sabotage Hitler’s Atomic Bomb Neal Bascomb, author of Hunting Eichmann and The Perfect Mile, details explicitly… Continue Reading “Book Review: The Winter Fortress, by Neal Bascomb – Stopping Hitler’s A-Bomb”
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