Thanksgiving

Read Part One – Mni Wiconi – Part One – Prelude to Standing Rock Read Part Two – Protest Camps, Police Overreach, and Veterans Read Part Three – Mni Wiconi – Part Three – Standing Rock, Here I Come Read Part Four – Mni Wiconi – Part Four – Heading to Standing Rock Read Part […]

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Read Part One – Mni Wiconi – Part One – Prelude to Standing Rock Read Part Two – Mni Wiconi – Protest Camps, Police Overreach, and Veterans Read Part Three – Mni Wiconi – Part Three – Standing Rock, Here I Come Read Part Four – Mni Wiconi – Part Four – Heading to Standing Rock […]

Continue reading about Mni Wiconi – Part Six – Once More, Into the Breach

Read Part One – Mni Wiconi – Part One – Prelude to Standing Rock  Read Part Two – Mni Wiconi – Part Two – Protest Camps, Police Overreach, and Veterans Read Part Three – Mni Wiconi – Part Three – Standing Rock, Here I Come Read Part Four – Mni Wiconi – Part Four – […]

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Virgil on December 26, 2016

Read Part One – Mni Wiconi – Part One – Prelude to Standing Rock Read Part Two – Mni Wiconi – Part Two – Protest Camps, Police Overreach, and Veterans Read Part Three – Mni Wiconi – Part Three – Standing Rock, Here I Come Time was not on my side. I filled out the […]

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Read Part One – Mni Wiconi – Part One – Prelude to Standing Rock Read Part Two – Mni Wiconi – Part Two – Protest Camps, Police Overreach, and Veterans US military veterans were going to protest the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL). Wow. I looked up Veterans Stand for Standing Rock to check it out […]

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Virgil on November 27, 2013

Thanksgiving is a wonderful holiday that celebrates family and being thankful for all the good things we have. It is a day of respite and relaxation, one to be savored. It really makes no difference that the holiday we have all experienced in our lifetimes bears no resemblance to the reality of what is called […]

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There are all kinds of cool food related anthropological/archaeological discoveries being made these days. This is exciting. Turkey is one of the few domesticated animals that actually originated in North America. Marc Forgione notwithstanding, he won The Next Iron Chef competition by preparing a Thanksgiving dinner with no turkey. He claimed that turkey was not […]

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I posted this a year ago, but it bears repeating. These things never last no matter how many I make. This year I am home to make them. At least two of the major food groups are represented here, blue cheese and bacon. These are soooo easy to make and taste so good. No matter […]

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Virgil on November 23, 2011

I made a comment on Facebook as my wife was getting ready for Thanksgiving dinner at home that I was soooo looking forward to the Thanksgiving swill we will get at the mess hall here. Not. Yet, on Monday, our little group had a Thanksgiving dinner I was not expecting and it is some of […]

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At least two of the major food groups are represented here, blue cheese and bacon. These are soooo easy to make and taste so good. No matter how many I make, they are always almost instantly gone. So, make a lot. Even the blue cheese haters love these, the flavor profile is unbelievable. I thought […]

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