Habanero Pepper Barbeque Sauce


I’m a pepper nut.  But I’m not too nuts. I plant things that are useful.  My current pepper patch has about 50 plants, and the current line up is as follows: Jalapeno – A workhorse…

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Christmas Hot Pepper Jelly


I’ve been planting peppers in my garden for years.  Every year I get bumper crops of all kinds of peppers from sweet bells to jalapenos and serranos to habaneros.  And every year I struggle to…

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Easy Jalapeno Poppers


The Jalapeno Deluge I typically plant about 10 jalapeno pepper plants.  Half are “regular” and half are “giant”.  I start getting them by the boatload in early August, and usually slice and pickle them.  But…

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Biking out of the Pandemic – Ebikes on the C&O Canal Towpath – Williamsport to Harper’s Ferry


  Last fall my wife and I made a big purchase.  We bought two Aventon Pace 500 e-bikes from Biketek in Pittsbugh.  Since then, we’ve put on about 400 miles.  But we’d never taken them…

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Biking Out of the Pandemic – Great Allegheny Passage – Day 4 – Meyersdale to Cumberland


Our final day on the GAP trail started like the others, trying to find someplace to eat breakfast.  We rolled down the hill to Donges Drive In and Motel, where we had a hardy breakfast…

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Biking Out of the Pandemic – Great Allegheny Passage – Day 3 – Confluence to Meyersdale


Day 3 – Confluence to Meyersdale By Day 3, we were seasoned veterans of the the trail.  Our backsides were getting calloused.  And we were ready for anything.  Good thing as the next 32 miles…

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Biking out of the Pandemic – Great Allegheny Passage – Day 2 – Connellsville to Confluence


Day 2 – Connellsville to Confluence After tackling our longest distance of 38 miles on Day 1, the worry was could we get ourselves back on our bikes the very next morning?  Luckily, the second…

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Biking out of the Pandemic – Great Allegheny Passage – Day 1 – Greenock to Connellsville


Day 1 – Greenock to Connellsville It seemed like a good idea at the time.  Look at the lowest elevation change, and do the most miles on that day.  So we decided to go from…

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Biking Out of the Pandemic – Great Allegheny Passage – Pittsburgh to Cumberland


Greenock to Cumberland – A Four Day Odyssey Leaving the great pandemic behind is going to take work.  Things won’t just fall back into the same care-free ways without us taking some serious action.  This…

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The Global Search for a Cat Bus


As my career at Westinghouse winds down, I tend to look back at some of the more memorable moments with people who have been like family to me.  Nearly 40 years ago, when I first…

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