Recipe: Crock-Pot Chili

by Brad Nelson   2/20/17

This recipe is for maximizing the output of a 6.5 quart slow cooker. This is very convenient for preparing the night before and having for lunch or dinner the next day. I’ve made this at 8:00 pm at night and had it the next day for lunch. It doesn’t seem to overcook. More » • (399 views)

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A Garden Is Always Changing

by Gibblet10/4/16

“You make me realize, Gibbett, that it isn’t truly a garden unless it’s a garden-in-progress. A garden is always changing.” — Brad Nelson

There was a song we sang in high school choir, “The River”. It had a haunting legato that brought to mind Washington’s Mighty Columbia River. The lyrics went something like, “Rushing onward, yet ever the same. Reaching outward, yet still to remain constant.” More » • (431 views)

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As Simple as Apple Pie

by Brad Nelson9/19/16

There’s an old abandoned orchard deep in the woods where I regularly hike. It contains apples from four different kinds of apple trees. The apples fall to the ground and generally go to waste. It doesn’t seem the deer even eat them. I’ll often grab a couple to eat while hiking or biking. More » • (2774 views)

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Recipe: Beef Stew

by Brad Nelson   7/25/16

Tim’s Elizabeth (or is it Elizabeth’s Tim?) mentioned a stew recipe that sounded good and vaguely similar to mine. So I said I’d post my recipe and compare. More » • (698 views)

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Recipe: Blueberry Muffins

by Brad Nelson   1/17/15

I made it through the holidays mostly intact. My last weigh-in was 195 lbs. The five different types of Christmas cookies that I baked didn’t help. They were high-calorie all the way. More » • (1489 views)

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State of the Slobocracy

by Brad Nelson   9/12/14

I thought it was time to make an official address on the #2 menace to society. (We all know who and what the #1 menace is.) I mean, of course, the Slobocracy. More » • (6819 views)

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Shade of the Trees

by Brad Nelson   7/6/14

Perhaps this should be posted in the “Poetry and Prose” section. But I’ve never been a stickler about something being “off topic” as most sites are. Who acts like that in real life? More » • (3922 views)

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All things Slobocratic

by Brad Nelson   6/22/14

I’m inaugurating the Health/Fitness blog on StubbornThings. This is where you can go to just lament getting older and/or to offer advice for how to live forever — or, short of that, how to live better. More » • (3575 views)

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Fighting the Slobocracy

by Brad Nelson   5/11/14

I was in Safeway yesterday looking to buy a sandwich platter for Mother’s Day. (By the way, Happy Mothers Day to all mothers out there, not perhaps including the pretend families where two homosexual guys adopt a child and then struggle over who is to be the mother on such a day as this.) And while shuffling down the aisles, I couldn’t help noticing what a bunch of slobs we’ve become, yours truly included. More » • (5654 views)

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