coffee Inktober

Werewolf Mocha

Not sure if doing coffee at 6:30pm is a good idea. I’ll most likely be up later than this guy. Not the largest canvas, but great drinks at Bismarck’s new City Brew. Ask for Mason, he’ll set you up.

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Average Joe

I’m relatively new to the adult world of coffee-drinking, so forgive my naiveté. There is a wide range of coffee blends and brands out there, but I can’t say that I really taste a whole lot of difference. Maybe I’m too inexperienced and haven’t developed a distinguished palette for java, but with a soon-to-be barista in our […]

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Lord of the Rings

Everyone had a first job. If you were ‘fortunate’ enough to work in the food industry, you understood the word ‘hustle’. I never did labor in the kitchen, but bussed and watered tables during lunch and dinner rushes at a local sit-down restaurant. It didn’t take long to learn that working hard and being pleasant to people […]

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Believe it or not, Hanna-Barbera did an anti-drug PSA in the 1970s. The overall vibe was very groovy and ‘Scooby-Doo-like’ –  right down to the trumpeted outro. No trademarked characters were used in the piece, but the intent was to warn their primary audience about the dangers of drug use. Imagine how powerful a Scooby-Doo PSA for childhood obesity […]

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Pumpkin Spice

The onset of fall brings about many seasonal changes. The leaves change colors, the temperature dips and it’s mandated that pumpkin spice be added to everything. I don’t recall this flavor obsession as much last year, but now it seems to have saturated everything we eat and drink. The standard Thanksgiving pie flavor has now invaded lattes, creamers, alcohol, waffles, oatmeal, toaster pastries, […]

America food history

Happy Trails, Kid

America’s snack aficionados said adios to the beloved Twinkie over the weekend. Hostess Foods’ recent bankruptcy has the former snack cake sensation hitting the trail along with Captain Cupcake, Fruit Pie the Magician and Happy Ho Ho. Apparently the country’s growing health consciousness led to the bakery’s lagging sales. I’m not exactly lamenting the loss […]

camping food recreation

Hot Dogs

Nothing beats food over a campfire. There’s just something about preparing your meals over the open flame that makes it taste better. Probably the easiest food to prepare is the hot dog. Granted it’s not the most sophisticated of meats, but a nice convenient serving fit for being prodded and suspended over the pit. Camping […]

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Memorable Weather

Today we kick-off the eighth annual Memorial Day camping weekend with my in-laws. In that time we’ve experienced all kinds of weather which, if you’re tenting, can make all the difference. Most years the nightly lows would hover just above freezing. Other years we’ve nearly been carried away by the rain and high winds. And […]


Tater Tots

Ore-Ida should lobby to make tater tots one of the food groups. Well, at least according to my youngest and Napoleon Dynamite. It’s funny how much a kid’s taste buds will change over the course of a few years. It wasn’t that long ago that you had to beg our boys to eat tater tots […]

Easter food holidays

Easter Leftovers

With the Easter holiday over, our household has been “suffering” the elimination of the sugary leftovers. For the kids this doesn’t pose much of a challenge, but I’ve never been much of an Easter candy connoisseur. My faves tend to be pretty run-of-the-mill standards that you can get anytime during the year. So, go ahead […]