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Secret -- for your back yard grilling

Written by Sunday, 13 July 2014 06:33
I am going to share a big secret with you. It's my secret seasoning recipe for grilling pork chops or chicken. Cook at med-high to high.First, for pork chops, use center cut pork chops. Season with Montreal steak seasoning, lemon and pepper seasoning and garlic salt. Grill for 120 seconds and rotate 90 degrees on your grill. Cook for another 2 minutes, then flip. Add a pat of butter to the top after you flip them. Don't overcook. You may want to cook your pork chops and wrap in aluminum foil to allow them to finish cooking without drying them…
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When demolition of a condemned property in Middletown unearthed the entrance to an old 60-foot chamber, speculation began that it was part of the Underground Railroad. Unfortunately, the chances of it being linked to the network of abolitionists who helped runaway slaves escape are slim.The Underground Railroad, America's first civil rights movement, operated in the decades that led up to the Civil War. In the early days, abolitionists worked the system using a medley of legal tricks, gimmicks and shenanigans to help slaves along their way -- and protect them from being returned to slavery. However even this assistance from…
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Solving a problem that doesn't exist

Written by Thursday, 22 May 2014 02:25
My grandmother Elsie lived in rural northern Lebanon County in an old house that lacked indoor plumbing. She lived there until the day she died. She raised nine children (the tenth died as a preschooler), and managed to get by, sometimes thanks to the potatoes and other vegetables she grew herself. She wasn't always destitute, but she was poor. She never had a car, and she never learned to drive.One thing she almost always did was vote, and according to my mother, she got in that habit thanks to a friend. A neighbor would call Grandma and ask if she could…
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Let's make jury duty fun!

Written by Tuesday, 25 March 2014 17:45
A friend posted online that she's spending the week in jury duty. People do all sorts of things to avoid jury duty. I know some who still won't register to vote because they think it will protect them from being summoned for jury duty (not anymore). I had an uncle show up and make a scene by telling everyone about his prostate and how he had to tinkle all the time. If you do get called, I think you should make it fun. So here are some suggestions to liven up the place.1. Wear a tux. Women could wear a costume…
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You can take that to the bank

Written by Sunday, 02 March 2014 20:48
Somewhere between regimented top productivity and a lackadaisical work day exists a point where employees will perform the best. From what I have seen, there are many managers and business owners who fail to understand the concept.A few years back, I took a job where, for the first time in my life, I had a specifically defined time for morning break, afternoon break and lunch. I was expected to be at my desk at a certain time in the morning, keep my head down and work until the first break, take 15 minutes and plow ahead through lunch. Same deal…
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How happy are you?

Written by Wednesday, 26 February 2014 00:11
It's a simple question really. How happy are you? Sometimes to answer that, we have to dig deep--really, really deep. We have to find the inner turmoil, regrets, and perhaps find answers we aren't looking for. But maybe the key is keeping it simple, finding the little things in life that make us happy, or that at least put a smile on our faces, even if brief. Maybe if there are enough of the small things, it will slowly chip away at the imperfections. So, I'm coming out of my blogging retirement because my college roommate posted a challenge to…
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Tap, tap

Written by Sunday, 23 February 2014 00:17
Hey, is this thing on?
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Written by Wednesday, 19 February 2014 15:57
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Written by Wednesday, 12 February 2014 21:18
This is a test. This is only a test
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By the mid-1800s, thousands of orphan kids roamed the streets of New York City, and to a lesser degree, other East Coast cities. Immigrants could not always find suitable work or support a family, and as a result, children had to find ways to get by living in the streets. Some New Yorkers found a solution for this: They would put the kids on trains and allow families to adopt them in America's heartland. Teen boys were seen as laborers for midwestern farms, but the trains ran from 1853 until 1929, sending kids ranging in age from 4 to 18 from…
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