Train Whistles in the Dark

My dad’s parents lived in Soddy-Daisy, Tennessee for as long as I knew them and a few times a year we would take the several hours drive from Maryland to go see them. Soddy-Daisy was a tiny little town between a mountain and a lake in southeastern Tennessee. My grandfather, Morris, was a WWII Marine…

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Just a little bit spooky . . .

I was listening to a Halloween podcast the other day. It was series of stand-alone fictional stories intertwined with an overarching narrative about the trouble you get yourself into when you start summoning demons and bending to their will. Whenever I hear a story like that, I am always disappointed that someone would feel the…

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Cheese Balls and Cider

I like Food and Wine magazine. I like the fact that they have a recipe for virtually every occasion and that the majority of their recipes are an almost guaranteed success. That is, if you have access to all the ingredients and are capable of following all the instructions. Regardless, one of my favorite features…

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