• Updated:February 3, 2016 7:51 am
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Where I am.........NOW......! Usually in the Tampa Bay area of Florida......but sometimes elsewhere......!
July 10
Reading, photography, travel, fishing, kayaking, cooking, container gardening, etc.
Cancer (Jun 21-Jul 22)
"If you do are NOTHING!"

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Whatever the occassion calls for...but jeans or shorts and a Hawaiian shirt are the bomb...!
I believe.....!
Caucasian: German, Irish, Russian, French, Scottish, and.....?
Conservative somewhere to the right of Genghis Khan...!
Hetero significant other at this time but I keep looking andhoping!
Daughter & Son both adults & grown...!
Restless world traveler seeking to become a house-husband......!

My Answer To Sniping & Snarking

I have been around the online networks since way before the Internet reared its head and became the paramount, actually the only, network. In that time I have been sharing a large number of the 90,000 recipes that I collected in 34+ years working all over the world, being online in the old “free-net” days of dial-up BBS’s, etc.

Until recently, very recently, my cooking acumen & veracity has not been challenged or called into question. It sees that the fact that I have so many recipes is not believable. I collected many in person, from cultural archives in countries where I was working, from friends, from other cooking group’s members, etc. and I always cite the origin or source of each recipe yet that seems not to be enough for some folks. I prepare or have had prepared for me all of those recipes I post/publish online.

Truthfully, I am not a trained chef. I am a cooking-freak! I like to cook, to tweak, to alter and to originate recipes. I have taken more than few culinary arts courses, classes, etc. I have huge collection of cookbooks and I use them. Online I am in no fewer than 122 cooking/cuisine related groups, some of which I own r mange. Bottom line of this discussion is that I enjoy sharing my knowledge, sharing my recipe collection as well as earning for others. What I do not enjoy is answering inane questions about stuff I post/publish online that is easily answered by simply ‘Googling’ the question’s subject matter. When someone asks something like, ”What is kashkeval?” My answer is usually, “Google it!” I mean after all that IS what the Internet is all about! Sorry but I spend a huge amount of tie online researching many things, working, writing & simply do not want to answer things that can be answered in great detail online.

Having said all of the above now let m say this, I will continue to share my recipes & other items on the Net in the myriad number of groups to which I belong, own or manage. If you do not like what I say write, post or publish then ignore it!


W.E.B. Griffin, John D. MacDonald, James Lee Burke, Louis L'Amour, Robert Heinlein, Tom Clancy, Bernard Cornwell, Richard Marcinko, Oliver North, Tony Hillerman, Robert Silverberg & many others, Conn Iggledon
Too many to list...!
National Geographic, SOF, Playboy, Field & Stream, New Yorker, Mad, Utne, & Maxim
USA Today, NY Post, Tampa Bay Times, Kyiv Post, Moscow Times, & London Times
Hagar The Horrible, Andy Capp, Beetle Bailey, Phantom, Prince Valiant & Snuffy Smith
Odd Angry Shot, K-19: Widowmaker, Road To perdition, The Patriot, Reign of Fire, Hart's War, Shogun, Shane, The Shootist, Shogun, Magnificent Seven, Peacemaker, Forrest Gump, Blade I & Blade II, Vampires, Full Metal Jacket, Hamburger Hill, Odd Angry Shot, Snows of Kilamanjaro, Zulu, & many more
History Channel, Monday Night Football, NFL Pre-Game Show, Old movies
John Wayne, Gregory Peck, Angie Dickinson, Ann-Margaret, Lee Marvin, Charles Bronson, Steve McQueen, Sandra Bullock, Sophia Loren, Richard Boone, Tom Hanks, George Clooney, Dana Delaney, Stevan Segal, Lucy Liu, Donald Sutherland....
All except death metal, rap, hip-hop & funk
Creedence Clearwater Revival, Sting, Elvis, Everly Bros., Ramsey Lewis, Kitaro, Enya, Cal Tjader, Clannad, ABBA, Abba, Ace of Base, Morris Minor, Red Elvis's, Noel Clooney, Grand Olde Tyme, Guiness, Cherish the Ladies, Seven Nations, Yani, & more, Ace of Base, Celtic Ladies
Football, soccer, karate, tennis, fishing, hockey, lacrosse, etc.
Steelers, Buccaneers, Lightning, Storm, Blackhawks, Kyiv Dynamo, Dolphins
Montreal, New Orleans, Long Boat Key, ...
BBQ, chili, beef, seafood, cheses, salads, actually just about anything except avocados!