Recent Books I’ve Enjoyed

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I think I’ve read every one of Don Winslow’s novels and enjoyed them all. He is one of our best crime novelists and he doesn’t deal with penny-ante misdeeds but rather crimes involving gangs, cartels, and the mafia–heavy duty stuff. His previous trilogy concerned Mexican cartels and  drugs, and City on Fire is the first book in a trilogy about … Read More

I Am Retiring!

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I produced my first event in Richmond, Virginia when I was 28 years old. I am now 78, so I’ve been a show producer for 50 years. I think that’s long enough. The 2023 National Fiery Foods and Barbecue Show will be my final event. I have sold Sunbelt Shows, Inc. to my long-time editor, Mark Masker, who will co-produce … Read More

Start of Summer Garden Report

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Considering the fact that summer is about to start, the plants are well established and starting to bloom. In the square bed above (74 sq. ft.) are 3 varieties of peppers, tomatoes, cannabis, and corn. The black you see is gardening fabric to prevent weeds. Cannabis plants are in the large plastic pots. In New Mexico we’re allowed 12 blooming … Read More

Review of The Island

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Adrian McKinty’s latest novel is the best thriller I’ve read so far this year. I’m familiar with this novelist, having read every title in his gritty Sean Duffy series that was set in his home town of Belfast, Northern Ireland. The setting of this book is thousands of miles away from Belfast–a small, rugged island off the coast of southeastern … Read More

Things Are Hoppin’ at Albertsons

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I’ve never seen this “seafood” at a traditional supermarket before, but I’ve eaten frog legs in Louisiana and Mexico City. “After decades of frustration, one of the least well-known elements of the aquaculture industry, frog farming, could be poised for growth,” writes professor Greg Lutz. Read his article on frog farming here. And one of my favorite nature illustrators, Ernst … Read More