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Traveling, Cooking, Reading, and Trains

The biggest benefit of commuting on the bus is the time I have to read; I get about 90 minutes of reading time each day. Add that to my semi-retirement and I set a personal best for books read last year. My goal since 2009 has been to read at least 8 books per year …

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Back in January I skillet roasted a chicken in my venerable cast iron skillet. The chicken was fantastic but it generated a lot of smoke in kitchen. The oven continued to smoke when we cooked something else in it later in the week. Clearly something needed to be done. Skillet roasted chicken. I had been …

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