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Those Are Some Ugly Christmas Cookies

It has been a bad year (that's an understatement), but there have been some bright spots and happy moments. I was planning to write an upbeat letter to include with Christmas cookies as gifts for favorite friends and neighbors. I even found a cookie recipe that seemed perfect: spiced rosemary citrus cookies, decorated as Saguaro cactus with Christmas lights. Fawkinnae perfect! I have a history of disappointments and disasters making cookies, so I carefully followed the recipe. I was the guy who used rancid Crisco in his peanut butter blossoms. The grandkids said, “Something died!” when I opened the oven. I now like to call those my stank blossom cookies. I was concerned when there was 4 eggs and 3 sticks...

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Fawkinnae! There's a Hook in Terry's Thumb!

A fall fishing trip to Lac La Croix on the Minnesota Ontario border includes a fish hook stuck in someones thumb and the challenges to removing the hook as well as non-stop cold rainy weather, a tent that leaked badly, a boat that leaked, and exceptional walleye fishing.

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