Urban legends

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It might surprise you to know that the original fairy tales did not usually have happy endings. Fraught with tragedy, violence and sometimes shiver inducing morals, these stories were meant to teach a lesson or two about the dangers of the world and how bad things can happen to those caught unawares. The same can… Read more »


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“Those who know, do. Those that understand, teach.” ~Aristotle Friends, Fall is coming, and along with it comes the realization that both of my children will be moving out and starting life on their own. I can’t help but wonder and worry a little bit if I have taught them well. Have I told them… Read more »


Jax Reading

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Well, it seems that everyone is talking about it now, thanks to an article written by Kathryn Shultz and published on NewYorker.com yesterday. It’s the talk of the town, especially if your town happens to be located somewhere along the Pacific Northwest shoreline. The Really Big One is a detailed article about an area off… Read more »


Couple Stranded

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Earlier this year a husband and wife decided to travel to a casino in Southern California to meet family for a Mother’s Day dinner. Unfortunately, they never made it. The husband, Cecil “Paul” Knutson took a wrong turn, looking for a shortcut and it cost him his life. Trying to turn around, they got stuck… Read more »


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If you plan to eat your stored food on a regular basis, and if during an emergency you plan to shelter in place, and if you have the time and interest in canning, home canning can be a great way to go. I remember my mother sending me down to the basement to get a quart… Read more »


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It was a little past five in on a Tuesday afternoon. My boys were downstairs trading stats about a video game, and my daughter was using my shower. I was sitting on the bed, keeping her company and trying to get a few pages of reading done. That was the calm before the storm. A… Read more »


Jax Poppin off lead

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So you probably were expecting a fun article about me making a fool of myself trying to handle this AKSU-74 at a buddy’s gun store/range, but that’s where you’d be wrong. Although it was a lot of fun, the reason I brought it up is because it reminded me of something Jon Huntsman Jr. said… Read more »


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  Is the Earth really only 3 catastrophes away from total chaos in our food supply chain? Scientists are warning that the world is just three weather-related catastrophes away from global food supply chaos. A study by Britain’s Anglia Ruskin University, commissioned by Lloyd’s of London, vividly points out the fragility of the food supply and… Read more »


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You may think you are just heading to the local grocery store to pick up Cheerios, but they’ve already gotten into your brain. Going to the supermarket for one thing, even whole-grain, healthy-ish Cheerios, and emerging with a whole cart full of stuff is a collective experience. It just seems to happen in spite of our best… Read more »