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I have some leeks, basal, cilantro, and some serrano peppers in my garden

..... please go ahead and give me an idea on how to use all these in
a dish. Meat, seafood, rice, or pasta are OK too.

BTW garlic knockwurst on a charcoal grill, cut in half, and in top sliced hot dog bun
is very good.

NY Times: Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf Scientist? Long but worth the read


You might not guess from looking at him that Rob Wielgus was until recently a tenured professor of wildlife ecology. Wielgus likes to spend time in the backwoods of the American West that lie off the edge of most tourist maps, and he dresses the part: motorcycle leathers, tattoos on both forearms, the stringy hairs of a goatee dangling like lichen from his lower lip. Atop his bald head he often wears a battered leather bush hat of the type seen at Waylon Jennings concerts. A Camel smolders in his face like a fuse. The first time I called him, he told me that he couldn’t chat because he was riding his Harley home from the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in South Dakota.


Wielgus had spent years in the surrounding woods doing research, and he loved the area. Now he considered it hostile territory. Before he pushed through the swinging doors of a bar, he paused and lifted an untucked shirt to show me the black handle of a .357 handgun poking from the front pocket of his jeans. “Too many death threats,” he said. “I never started carrying this till I started studying wolves.”


In the fall of 2014, Wielgus and a colleague published the lab’s first wolf study in the journal PLOS One. Crunching a quarter-century of data about wolf attacks on livestock in three other states, the authors found something unusual: Killing wolves one year was associated with more, not fewer, deaths of livestock the following year. The paper further suggested that killing wolves may cause the increased livestock deaths. Just because two things are correlated doesn’t mean that one causes the other, but Wielgus posited a firm connection. As he explained to me, killing wolves fractures the highly regimented social order of the pack. “So, if you kill wolves, you get more breeding pairs, you get more livestock depredation.” This was of a piece with his previous work: When humans kill the apex predator, a chaotic reshuffling is set into motion, with unintended consequences.

Big Eddy

As for now I want to remember the good times. I have met Ed and his Wife
2 times and they were kind and decent. I want to remember the man who enjoyed
fishing for big pike, football, and the working people.

Sometimes things get complected and what you thought about somebody might have
been wrong but anybody who enjoyed a big old Labrador Retriever and the outdoors had
to have had a good side too.

Happy Canada Day

Norah Jones, "Tell Me Why" Do not doubt that we still have goodness and light in the world

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