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Shrimp Creole

Cajun food is a lot like jazz. There are some basics but, there a lot of ad lib going on. Some of the old recipes were designed to vary significantly depending on what you had on hand. For something like Jambalaya the rice and spices are constant but, it can be loaded up with anything from sausage, hamburger meat, shrimp, deer meat, etc. It's how a Mom could feed a lot of kids based on what's in the kitchen. It's not hard to do, fun and you come up with some absolutely delicious stuff.

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Crock Pot Chicken Fajitas

Ingredients: 3 X chicken breasts 1 X large onion (red or yellow) 1 X green bell pepper 1 X red bell pepper Spice Mix: 1 TBS chili powder 1 TBS Cumin 1 Teaspoon salt 1 Teaspoon black pepper   1 large crock pot   Steps: Prep the veggies Slice onions and peppers.   Load up the crock pot Create a bed of onions and peppers for the chicken.   Park the chicken on a bed of onions and peppers
 

Porky's Chili

Porky's Chili Ingredients 1 pound lean ground beef 1 pound pulled pork (smoked is best, no bbq sauce) 1 medium red onion 1 bell pepper (may add or sub Anaheim or Poblano) 1 small can chili peppers (heat depends on your tastes) 1 can Hunts chili fixings 1 can Rotel chili fixings   Spices (note: this is a "safe" amount. If you are more adventurous, you can turn up the volume by adding more chili powder, cumin or red pepper at your own risk)

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Virology 101

Take this course from Columbia           For more check him out  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyFgCoP4ovsHbt92vM4zN2A

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Chili Verde

This is my version of the recipe. Your mileage may vary. 🙂 Chili Verde 2 pounds pork loin cut into chunks- browned on the stove 1 X 28 oz can of tomitillos (crush them 5 X 7 oz cans of verde salsa 1 X can Rotel 1 X small can of chili peppers (to taste) 1 red onion chopped 3 garlic cloves 1 tbs chili powder 1 tbs cumin  1/2 teaspoon red pepper  1 tsp black pepper Put in (large) crock pot for 4-6

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Excellent Caronavirus Information Video

This gentleman has been on the case since the very start. He has had a daily video and, published this summary. Things are looking up. It looks like we're not going to have the deaths we thought we might. Lockdown may be boring but, better bored than infected with this little monster.

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Get Well Soon

I am going to recommend a book that's timely and provides some perspective. Get Well Soon by Jennifer Wright is a short history of the worst pandemics in history. It starts with the Antonine Plague which so weakened the Roman Empire it eventually fell. The book proceeds through history and the big nasty pandemics that collapsed empires and economies like Black Death, Yellow Fever and even AIDS. What is important about this book it that is notes the historic mistakes almost every societ

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Remember when?

Remember when we used to joke about the Corona virus? It's not like we haven't seen new viruses get hyped like SARS and MERS. Someone would leap on a podium, bang a shoe and claim it is the end of the world and, it would fade away. Remember how the politicians didn't even take a break from their regularly scheduled circle jerks? Yeah. That was really stupid. Remember how we made fun of the conspiracy theorists on the internet that said Wuhan was the home of the Peoples Republic Bioware

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The Shadows were the true Heroes of B5

The Shadows were the real heroes of B5. They didn't play games with the younger races like showing up looking like angels, turning them into telepaths or twisting them with decadent introspective philosophy like the filthy Vorlons with their disgusting fetish for religious fanatics. The Shadows asked what do you want but, they didn't protect them from the consequences of their lusts for power. Evolution is driven by conflict. Growth through pain. The Shadows were intellectually honest

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The Company

What the heck is going on with this story?! It's 200 thousand words in twelve chapters. It is experimental: a sort of limited stream of consciousness novel that could easily grow to a million or more words. I have a cast of characters that takes up a database. I'm having fun with it and I  have a purpose for it. I'm working on the craft, work process and self editing, so I can get out more material quicker. There's no better way to do it than jump in the deep water. Yeah- the

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Swimming in September

Nobody on the road Nobody on the beach I feel it in the air The summer's out of reach Empty lake, empty streets The sun goes down alone I'm driving by your house Though I know you're not home  Kids are in school. Workers back to the ant hive. It's still hot as hell. Upper nineties for the last few weeks. That leaves the pool at my gym just about perfect. The water warm and clear. Just like my memory before things got cold and muddy. I dive in like a time warp. I h

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Our Galaxy is a Dumpster Fire

Before they came, we silly humans thought it would be the coolest thing ever to meet aliens. We forgot what happened in our own history when primitive cultures met more advanced cultures with technology maybe fifty or a hundred years more advanced. Then came Chris Columbus the Conehead from somewhere in the general direction of the constellation we call the Southern Cross. That wasn't his name or his races name. That was unpronounceable to humans. Good old Chris was an entrepreneur. He offe

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Flags? We don't need no stinking flags.

A friend of mine posted the various flags of the LGBTQWTF alphabet soup idiocy. There's the good old reliable Pride flag that everybody used to like colorful with its rainbow of colors. Then there were flags for lesbians, bisexuals, transsexuals, asexuals, pansexuals and WTF-else-sexuals. Why do we need or want this Balkanization? The first symbol I ever saw of the gay movement was the pink triangle. It dates back to the Holocaust. It was the symbol the Nazis put on gay people in the death

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The Company- chap 5 White Knight

The Company - Chapter 5 - White Knight Out now   Questions Answered- Where in Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee, Arkansas, Louisiana or Mississippi does the story take place? The answer is... yes. The setting is fictionalized. If you're familiar with the region, the place names will sound familiar but not quite right. Think of Faulkner's Yoknapatawpha county.   Why is AIDs such a big deal in the story? The innocence of youth is a beautiful thing.

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The Company

If you haven't seen it yet, I've got a new story. It's quite a departure form my usual style. I usually don't include a lot of sexual content because unless it's balanced, that ends up being all there is. As I try to deliver a good story and maybe spark peoples interest in new things, I might as well experiment a bit. My plan is for four guys in the eighties to find each other and have adventures... and lot's of smoking hot sex along the way. I was stalled on another project and needed

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Video Production Tips/Rant

When you make a video please keep these points in mind: -get to the point -get to the point -get to the point -get to the point -get to the point -brevity is the soul of wit -you have 15 seconds to get my attention. GET TO THE F-ing POINT! I do not want to waste time on someone babbling. -That 5 minute title, music and stuff you did at the front end of your video? No one watched past 30 seconds. STOP THAT! -once you are done, watc

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Don Quixote Redux

Government secrecy has become habitual because it keeps the peasants from asking embarrassing questions, allows the real crooks to hide and they can punish anyone that exposes the truth. -JS  

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Would you like to play a game?

Would you like to play a game?

Collaborative stories can be fun but, sometimes they can be a pain. There have to be ground rules and unless you want a grand mess on your hands, a consensus on setting, characters, and just how far you can go.   I was the trail boss for a collaborative story some years ago called Collision. It still out there somewhere. CRVBoy's I think. It was fun to do and it turned out to be a good read.   While I NEVER want to be trail boss again, it could be fun to collaborate. It all d

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On Scientific Consensus

On Scientific Consensus Alfred 1 Wegener (1880-1930) was a German meteorologist who picked up an interest in geology. He wondered why some of the continents like Africa and South America fit together almost like a key. (1) He began to wonder: do continents move? In Victorian times such an idea seemed ludicrous as every good Christian fundamentalist knew that the world was 10.000 years old. (2) Anyone

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That Call you Don't Want

I got that call that you don't want today.   I've been dreading it. I hoped it would take longer.   My brothers battle with cancer is over. He's going home for hospice care.    We don't know how long he'll last but it's not expected to be long.    This is why I've been away a lot. Silly cat pictures is about all I can manage at the moment.    I'll be back.     

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15 years

15 years with no drugs or drinking.   Holy shit.   I remember when missing out for a day or a few days was... really uncomfortable.   When I first started writing, I got some flak about including a lot of drugs. Well, they did say write what you know. When I first really started writing, that's what I knew.   It took a while but I move on. I still dream about the... never mind.    What I find is sad is that a lot of gay people have trouble in rec

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It's not just nostalgia

It's not just nostalgia. Despite the scores of made for TV series being made, the older ones were better. MUCH BETTER.   Chances are if you turn your TV on, you will watch one of several formulas: situation comedy (shit Comms), medical dramas or police procedurals. There are a few variations but not very many. It's what Hollywood knows how to do and they make them like an assembly line of Toyotas.   It doesn't take too long to notice that there are really only about fifty the

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