Category Archives: A HYBRID COUNTRY LIFE

My Boring Health Corner: Kidney Kinks

Image by Balik on Pixabay How Important Are Your Kidneys The Sad Truth One thing I hate to see happen is the various health problems that can affect children at a very young age. One issue that came to my attention was kidney disease in a child or young teenager. I mean, they are just starting out in life and facing problems that should be the exclusive domain of an adult. They haven’t even had much of a chance to abuse their bodies yet like those done […]

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Slashing Homeowners Insurance Costs: Part II

Image by SAIYED IRFAN A on Pixabay/ Text by SJKeyChronicles The Aftereffects Of A Recent Hurricane When Hurricane Michael hit the Panhandle of Florida in October of 2018, I feared the integrity of my home would be seriously tested by the anticipated wind gusts for my area. Even though we did have severe conditions and horrific rainfall, there was no resultant damage to my power lines or metal roof. But there could have been. One of my neighbors had a tree fall on the electrical service lines […]

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Reconstruction Era Chicken Stew

What You Got In The House? I decided on the very day that I wrote this blog that I wanted some comfort food. I had subjected my stomach to three straight days of either spaghetti and meatballs with tomato based sauce or a meatball sandwich with the same. That much acidic infiltration into my intestines made me feel somewhat uncomfortable, to say the least. I had been avoiding those types of meals for so long, I had the misguided impetus to give them a shot one more […]

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My Nine Year Old Laptop With Broken Case

Sad State Of Affairs My son Eric. who runs a computer repair shop in Canton, New York, headed up the acquisition of a new laptop computer for me in the year 2010. I have been using it for the last 10 years. He was able to get a good deal for me for about $700. The only major improvements he made to it in that span of time was to upgrade the RAM and Hard Drive periodically. The last upgrade included a 1 Terabyte Solid State Hard […]

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Le Chant Des Bayous

Une Sortie A Minuit The night be clear, all calm about My feet did trod , me had no doubt That I might reach le bateau o mine To float her fast and feel sublime   The moon be full and oh so bright It did mos shine tru out dis night The waters still, no breeze to stir Bayou mine be dere for her   Adelaide do left me, that fo sure My heart do break, there be no cure I comes alone by heya to […]

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Ignacio Nachos To Go

Birthdom I read in a narrative I gleaned from Wikipedia that Nachos originated in the city of Piedras Negras, Coahuila, Mexico, just over the border from Eagle Pass, Texas. In 1943, the wives of U.S. soldiers stationed at Fort Duncan in Eagle Pass were in Piedras Negras on a shopping trip for the day and arrived at the Victory Club restaurant after it had closed for the day. The Maître d’Hôtel,  Ignacio “El Nacho” Anaya, created a new snack for them with what little he had available in the kitchen: tortillas and cheese. Anaya […]

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Car Clutch Confrontations

My First Car When I was 16 years old, I had just recovered from a horrific car accident in Mississippi (Mississippi Death Road) that came close to ending my life. Santa Monica, California was our next residential pit stop and you don’t get around there without some type of transportation for yourself. The crux of the matter was, my parents were not excited about me owning my own vehicle as a result of that accident. The local high school would not be a candidate for my senior […]

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The Iconic Hallmark Romance Movie: Flip Side Romance

My First Movie Script This blog is sort of a sequel to one I wrote about Hallmark Christmas movie offerings entitled “The Iconic Hallmark Christmas Movie”. Since it was a satirical look at the typical plot engendered by Hallmark to celebrate romantic endeavors during the Christmas Holiday  season, I thought it would be interesting to create an antithesis plot in contrast to the way they envision love stories during the rest of the year. So this time, I thought I would write my first movie script to […]

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In Search Of The Perfect Burger: Part II

Rehash On January 21st, 2019 I published my personal dissertation on searching for the Perfect Burger (In Search Of The Perfect Burger: Part I). As of this date, I still haven’t found a place that serves one. At least not in this day and age. We have a restaurant here called Ed’s Restaurant that serves a burger called the Pub Burger that is the best one in town, but it still depends heavily on the condiments it is served with. The size of the patty is such […]

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Storm Survival Stratagies: Fresh Thinking

In Retrospect Writing in two previous blogs about hurricanes, “Hurricanes And The Country House” and “Storms Affecting Your Budget“, I received inspiration for creating them from Hurricane Michael in the midst of that deadly storm and the aftermath that followed. In spite of high winds going over the top of our house, we only experienced a 48 hour power outage. Our neighbors weren’t so fortunate. A tree fell and took out their overhead power line. Except for the lack of capable cooking equipment, I felt we were […]

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