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Baked in Pumpkin Sausage Stew

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Ingredients: 1 pumpkin ~4lbs 2 pkg Mild Italian Sausage Links (I used Johnsonville) 16-18 ounces stout beer (I used Guinness) 1 large red onion, coarsely chopped 1 cup sliced carrots 1 can corn 1 cup chopped celery 2tsp minced garlic 1 green, red, yellow or orange bell pepper, chopped (I used 1 mini pepper of each color) 2-3 medium potatoes, cut into bite-sizzed pieces. 1 cup cooked rice 1 can chicken broth (14.5oz)   Instructions: Continue reading

I’m mad as hell (part 3)

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DH lusted for a Corvette Stingray.  From the time we met (in 1974), he would ask at every birthday, Christmas, anniversary, Valentine’s Day….”Did you get me my Vette?”  When Autie died and left him a sizeable legacy, he made his dream come true, and bought the 2015 orange Vette in the featured pic. There is NO Chevy service department on Big Island, but he was assured that the local Toyota dealership was contracted to do Continue reading

I’m mad as hell (part 2)

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I am not now, nor have I ever been, a member of the American Medical Association. Yet, from the time I graduated from medical school in 1993, I have received a current copy of JAMA (Journal of the American Medical Association). I have never submitted an address change, yet the newest edition of the magazine duly appears in my mailbox whereever I go. As does the dues notice. At least yearly, and more recently, MONTHLY, Continue reading

Keelfin Needlefish

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I’m Mad as Hell…..

This morning I walked into the doctors’ mail room, and there, parked in front of my “cubby” was a large envelope. A large, HEAVY envelope. Similar things were parked along the ledge in front of the other’s cubbys. It weighed three pounds. It was sent by FedX ground. In it was an advertising packet exclaiming how excited my female patients were going to be to hear about the new “Genius 3D Mammography” imaging procedure. I Continue reading

Yellowtail Coris

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