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The VW Golf R is a wolf in sheep a clothing

As an automotive journalist and car enthusiast, I love fast cars, but I love fast cars that pretend to be slow cars even more! There is something special about driving a car that only other automotive enthusiasts will appreciate. Meet the VW Golf R, not to be confused with its ... Read More »

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What if Apollo 11 landed today?

If Apollo 11, bearing the above inscription, had landed on the Moon today, instead of 47 years ago (when I was a child of the Space Age), I can only imagine the copyediting furor over this kindly sentiment. To wit: Here men (This only perpetuates binary gender roles! Why not ... Read More »

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Creamy Peanut Butter & Banana Pops

  Creamy Peanut Butter & Banana Pops are cool treats kids will enjoy making. Add mini chocolate morsels and crushed peanuts to the blended mixture if desired. Dipping the top in melted chocolate and rolling in crushed peanuts would take this frozen dessert over the top. Creamy Peanut Butter & Banana ... Read More »

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Baked Tomato-Artichoke Casserole

While 99 percent of America’s artichokes are grown in California, a University of Florida scientist has seen some success growing them in Florida and funded by a federal grant he will continue field trials next winter. Shinsuke Agehara, a UF/IFAS assistant professor of horticultural sciences, thinks he can grow artichokes here in ... Read More »

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Day Two: Rock of Ages at Grandstreet Theatre in Helena

I’m a season subscription holder to the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts in Orlando because I’ve always been a Broadway fan. I still miss Chicago’s vibrant theater scene, but Orlando has stepped things up recently. However, when I was invited to visit Helena, I had no idea that ... Read More »

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Slow Cooker Pork Roast

Slow Cooker Pork Roast uses a loin roast from the area of the pig between the shoulder and the beginning of the leg. It is sold either bone-in or deboned. For this recipe look for a deboned roast. A loin roast is often confused with tenderloin. Despite the name similarity, they ... Read More »

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Day Two: A capitol experience in Helena, Montana

Helena is the state capitol of Montana, and as such, one of the places to visit is the state capitol building. That actually wasn’t my original plan for day two of my Helena adventure. I was hiking to the capitol building to pick up the Last Chance Tour Train, but when ... Read More »

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