Operation: Investigation – Exo-three by Duane L. Herrmann

“Gorak!” Barked Team Leader soundlessly. “If you don't comply, you'll be sent back and someone else will finish this Observation!” “Yes, Your Most Excellent Expediency,” Gorak stammered in response. “I will, I will.” “Move your top section slightly back and forth and side to side,” Team Leader reminded Gorak. “And move the top two appendages … Continue reading Operation: Investigation – Exo-three by Duane L. Herrmann

Wild Ideas | Online Event, Presented by ACW + Adirondack Explorer

Thursday, May 13, 2021 at 7:00pm ETFree! Just make sure to register in advance Hear about the wild ideas that became “A Wild Idea: How the Environmental Movement Tamed the Adirondacks” by Brad Edmondson. Adirondack Explorer Editor Brandon Loomis will interview Edmondson about his 19-year project interviewing the people who fought for and against the Adirondack … Continue reading Wild Ideas | Online Event, Presented by ACW + Adirondack Explorer

Baking a Shoo Fly Pie in Grandma’s 50s Kitchen by Diane Kendall Stevens

Assemble ingredients: South-Central PA Grandma in flowered apron, a farmer’s kitchen with red linoleum and knotty pine cabinets, a radio broadcasting farm market reports in the next room, Pyrex dishes, wooden rolling pin, spoons and spatulas, pie ingredients (flour, shortening, molasses, brown sugar, baking soda, egg, boiling water, cinnamon, nutmeg) a dog-eared recipe in an … Continue reading Baking a Shoo Fly Pie in Grandma’s 50s Kitchen by Diane Kendall Stevens

Recipe for Disastrous Family Life by Duane L. Herrmann

Take one traumatized toddler.Let her grow physically but not emotionally.Take one farm boy who expects to marry a wife as competent as his mother who fed and clothed her family with produce from the garden and the sale of eggs.Put the two together on a rocky farm with a decrepit house and no financial resources.Bring … Continue reading Recipe for Disastrous Family Life by Duane L. Herrmann

Rice pudding taught me how to cook and how to live by Kathy Barlow

I turned my stubbornness trait around and called it tenacity. I turned my inability to ask questions around and called it curiosity. And, I learned to cook, because I am tenacious and curious… and always hungry! Cooking was not a skill I learned as a child, or even as a young adult. Eating, though, eating … Continue reading Rice pudding taught me how to cook and how to live by Kathy Barlow