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Tuesday Tips: How to Prepare Swan Stew

Hey, how do you KNOW you won’t need these tips some day? You don’t. So read on. Swan stew: Place shot swan on flat surface and allow neck to hang over the side. Placing on a freezer beside three sturgeon is most fitting. Pull feathers off body with quick firm snapping motions of wrist. Remove […]

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The Language of the Lake

When I first came to Pickle Lake, I didn’t think I would like the north. Helping with Vacation Bible School wasn’t the problem. I’ve done that quite a few times in my life. It was our non-VBS activities that had me worried. Marnell told me stories about fishing and boats on the lake and spending […]

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The Deal

So here’s the deal. As you read this, I might be jetting across Lake Kapkichi in northern Ontario where the blacktop road ends. We expect a full week of VBS, so you may not hear from me next Saturday night. So, just a few updates on the progress of website and book. I’ve been poking […]

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The Brady Street Food Pantry

“I wish I didn’t have such an overeating problem,” I lamented the other day. “I think I would be a better hostess because I would cook more fattening food without worrying that I would eat too much of it myself.” “Uh-huh,” Marnell said, half distracted by something else. “What?!” I cried. “You agree that I’m […]

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Monday Marnell-ism

Hey, it’s Monday. We’re all a little groggy and I never passed this one on to you, so here goes: We spent the night at Marnell’s brother’s place this spring. As we were driving away from Norrell’s house, Marnell told me about the towns in that area of southern Indiana. “Sometimes Norrell goes to Washington, […]

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