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Masked Defenders

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Remembering a Veteran on Memorial Day

Dan Love served in the army and found himself in Phu Loi, Vietnam about 50 years ago. He was a shutterbug his whole life and took a number of photographs and slides of his time in Southeast Asia. He uncovered and scanned the negatives about 10 years ago, and the results of his work can be seen at his Flickr page.

Sadly, Dan died about a week ago after a long and hard-fought battle with cancer.

Dan was probably the most generous guy I have ever known. I’m not sure where I would be without him. Most of what I know about computers and desktop publishing came from him. One of the most important things he did was throw an Other World Computing catalog at me about 15 or so years ago. It showed the possibilities of extending the life and usefulness of older Mac computers with upgraded components. He got me fired up, as he did with everybody he knew.

Dan, you will be sorely missed.

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Strawberry Cake

The strawberries at the market this weekend were gorgeous. I initially thought of baking a pie to follow our burgers and ribs – however, being short on time to make and chill pie dough, I decided on a cake instead. This is my go to recipe, besides the strawberries, the ingredients here are simple pantry staples. Quick to mix, the results are heavenly – the strawberries get all jammy and the texture of the cake is light. This is sure to be your heavy in rotation summer cake! Continue reading

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Iced Mocha Dalgona Coffee


Dalgona coffee is the newest hip and happening beverage of the quarantined. Think of it as a reverse cappuccino – milk on the bottom, and topped with a whipped espresso. Hoo-boy, it packs a caffeine punch, so be prepared to repaint your living room and walk the Appalacian Trail on your treadmill. All kidding aside, it is tasty and a nice treat when you’re missing a trip to your favorite coffee shop. Continue reading

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RIMWORLD THE RIFT is Available NOW

RIMWORLD: THE RIFTBoth the print and electronic version of J.L. Curtis’ science fiction opus Rimworld: The Rift are available NOW! Head over to Amazon to purchase your copy TODAY!

You can’t judge a book by the cover, but I DID THE COVER! This was a little bit of an experiment for me in that I was giving Affinity Publisher a spin. Publisher is a page layout program and is the latest addition to the Affinity family of software applications. It works hand-in-hand with Affinity’s Photo and Designer applications. This will probably be the way I will work moving forward as Affinity’s programs are a one time purchase whereas Adobe’s software suite is a monthly subscription.

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Mother’s Day French Toast

On Mother’s Day, I made my “special occasion” French toast for brunch. It was the least I could do since The Boy was handling dinner. On Saturday, I made cinnamon raisin bread, but challah or a day old country loaf will work just as well. Serve with hash browns, sausage, fresh fruit, and be sure to make someone else wash the dishes! Hope you all had a wonderful Mother’s Day! Continue reading

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