Hands-Free Device Ban?

2010 photo of a display of cell phone covers.

2010 photo of a display of cell phone covers. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Laws are tightening up the “noose” on Cell Phone users. Is it not warranted? To say “yes” is frankly in my book saying its ok to drive under the influence of alcohol!

I’m sorry as I am not out to anger anyone however lets just face the facts… many people are distracted easily and in being so. Well enough said. Even the “best of the best” is subject to that one time when it can happen to anyone.

Be interested in hearing others comments here…

‘Side Box & Rowdy Boy

Hands-Free Device Ban?.

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Golden Sunflower Wheat Bread

Woke up with the urge to dive into some new bread recipes.. This one sounded “superb” and the target of my weekend project is meal ideas..


Golden Sunflower Wheat Bread.



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Jalapeno Pepper Mac ‘n’ Cheese Recipe – Food.com – 381221

Immature jalapeno capsicum annuum var annuum

Immature jalapeno capsicum annuum var annuum (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Undoubted Jalapeno & cheese is a great combination to one’s taste buds! this is by far one of my favorites…


Jalapeno Pepper Mac ‘n’ Cheese Recipe – Food.com – 381221.

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Busy as a bee here

In my ever search for products that relate to “healthy eating and snacking” I came across a company know as Jerky Direct. Searching facts and figures that equal success and value is almost mind-boggling sometimes. It seems to me it is a shame we the people have to spend so much time trying to find “fit food” to consume for us and our families.

After a good solid investigation of the company and products I became satisfied that they meet my standards to add to Side Road USA store for my customers to enjoy. Tasting the products has been a happy adventure on my part as I love jerky of all kind.

Customers have asked for a web-based portal to order products I recommend and current in progress slowly bring my store to life online. I chose a e-commerce site to set the store to stone. Ghez never had any idea how much fun this can be to set up a web-based store! (not in my opinion) none the less I am gaining on it, it has been a trip for sure.

Back to my thoughts here. Jerky Direct products are MSG free, processed to a minimum and have a shelf life of 18 months un-opened. ( ones I encounter are loaded with chemical process and preservatives galore!) They have Beef,Chicken,Turkey and Buffalo. many styles and flavors to please anyone. from original to red-hot and so on.
Weather your just looking for a healthy snack to potential purchasing wholesale and perhaps building your own market there is a good opportunity available. Jerky is known to long K runners along with camper to hiking geeks to be an excellent source of protein and power boost. even as just a quick and handy snack for the health benefits in between meals. Jerky is a welcomed answer to many including myself.
http://www.sideroadusa.jerkydirect.com <– check out the variety and options here or store will be open for commerce soon. thanks to my friends and customers for making all possible. you’re the best ! :-)
Sidebox & Rowdy Boy
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Coffee-Spice Chicken and Fruit-Basil Salsa

Coffee-Spice Chicken and Fruit-Basil Salsa.

Coffee infused recipes add a different zest from the ordinary. This is no exception.

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Got but one thing to say about the product,use and marketing !  think about all this on your own and lets hear from you your thoughts,questions and all. I can tell you some pretty cool things I have witnessed.

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Ganoderma farming

Deep into the Asian habitat where this medical mushroom thrives. Informational as well.

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#1. Road trip ~ 2013 ( Jamesport Missouri )

Main Street of Jamesport

IMG_20130511_165536                                               ( shot with my smartphone)

You never live until you take time to do it…

IMG_20130511_165516Although we never rose early the event unfolding this morning ( May Day Festival ) was taking place as we loaded up in the car and put ourselves into the wind. Destination, Jamesport Missouri for a day of festival,country life and touch of the past in the present.

Taking our time we wound our way thru the back roads on some of Missouri secondary highways taking in the warmth and sunshine of this beautiful and almost cool breezy Saturday. Up Mo.6 thru Clarksdale and Maysville the day progressed at a leisured rate and speed we enjoyed. Arriving at our destination town of Jameport around “noonish” or so.

Seeming a moderate crowd of folks traversing up and down the side streets as well as sidewalks taking in some of the local merchants of goods of yesterday gone by as the area is populated with Amish folks with much to offer as well as share in seeing the past in today’s standards.

Hungry by the time we had arrived, we parked and decided to take lunch at the Local Dutch Pantry Restaurant & Bakery located on the corner of the four-way stop intersection. The meal was marvelous and simple buffet style. Having a short wait in line for seating it was well worth the wait. Servers were dressed in old fashion traditional Dutch attire adding to the flavor of the meal and service. Once finished and trying to pay our tab was the challenge not to fall “prey” to the bakery case of goodies staring at us seemingly planting in our mind ” You know I am sumptuous and you want me!” we managed to survive and make the transition to the door “empty-handed”. ( Not for wanting,waist line not needing).

Outside the Dutch Pantry sat a One horse Surry offering to tote you around the area on a whirl-wind tour of sites for a modest price of $3.50 per person. Not a bad price however we passed it up at this time for wishing to explore shops. taking in some of the local affairs browsing thru and again withholding ourselves from purchasing items,we continued ourselves to the car and made way to one of the local merchants bulk/dry goods stores. Arriving there it came obvious this is where I was going to lose the “Scrooge” title and dip into my pocket quite willing!

Mind you there are numerous stores as these around this community operated by the Amish local folks. Bulk dry goods from old day items to new as well as foods,spices,cookbooks and way more than one can imagine. Leaving near $70.00 lighter in the wallet before I was done! I purchased Honey,blueberry jam,Agave nectar, Unbleached/un-brominated flours,spices and countless other items. ( got a long list to go back for one day soon!armed with more cash!!) having found a sugarless cookbook packed with tons of favorites, I made it home with it in my possession! ( soon to explore & sample some recipes )Amish_buggyphoto(2)                                                                                                    Smartphone image/click to enlarge

Although we did not even begin to cover the area the way we wanted to, a full day of leisure was taken and enjoyed. Plans are to soon go back and spend at least two days taking in the area and its offerings of “country living/the past/Amish culture & shops. The rough decision here is weather to take advantage of one of the local Bed & Breakfast locations or to tent camp? either way we plan to have a great time and enjoy ourselves. There are many attractions as well Guided tours that are at hand to enjoy.

  • Countryside RV Park  
  • Jamesport Inn & General Store
  • Country Colonial Bed and Breakfast
  • Arbor House Country Inn ( Jamesport site with facebook links etc.) These are just a sampling of Merchants & certain I have not even “close” came to touch what there is to see or do around the community ! Come explore this small country Missouri town on your own for a day (recommend two or three) and see for yourself! From furniture to dry goods,cheeses and much more you will find something interesting for all the family or as a day of leisure and fun for yourself. There are many events thru out the year from flea markets to festivals worth the time and fun.. ENJOY !

Stay tune to our next journey around the neighborhood of Missouri exploring & spelunking !!!! there is plenty of parking available for “Big Rigs”.. truckers can stay a spell and take in the beauty & fun as well.

( NOTE a lot of Amish  stores are closed Thursdays and all are on Sundays )

‘Sidebox & Rowdy Boy” <— He didn’t get to go this time! stayed home and guarded the house from wildcats and predators! ( asleep I am sure )


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SOS…Save our seeds. The fight continues…

Save Seeds spelled out with runner bean seeds

Save Seeds spelled out with runner bean seeds (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


I am re-blogging this simply because it is a worthy read to anyone. It truly involves everyone on this entire planet !




“Sidebox & Rowdy Boy”






SOS…Save our seeds. The fight continues….



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Concert Review: Tracy Huffman at Magoon’s Delicatessen in St. Joseph, MO 5/1/13

Sidebox & Rowdy Boy:

A St. Joseph area musician more than worthy of praise and dedication to song writing and music.

‘Sidebox & Rowdy Boy’


Originally posted on Vocals On Top:

The best songwriters can pierce you to the bone with just one line. Hidden among the lore of Jesse James and the Pony Express in the town of St. Joseph, Missouri lies one of these songwriters. Tracy Huffman has been out to the California coast to soak up the sun after starting with humble beginnings in the Midwest and has comfortably found his niche right here where he started.

Huffman strolls into Magoon’s Delicatessen wielding not much more than his black acoustic guitar case and after prepping for the show sits down to glance up through his long black hair to see a small audience ready to linger on each word he has to say. It is an every Wednesday occurrence for Huffman to setup shop for about 3 hours in the downtown bar. The buses will visibly zip by in the window behind him and occasionally a police car or ambulance will create the closest…

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Tennessee Wins Scrooge Award for Meanest Law Ever

Sidebox & Rowdy Boy:

How can any lawmaker with a sense fall pray to punishing children for the mindset and lazy parenting? Oh I get it! make the children suffer so the parent takes notice? Ghee how brainy an idea! wonder why I didn’t think of this one?? ( morals perhaps).
‘Sidebox & Rowdy Boy <– hikes on lawmakers on this one!

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:

Just when you think that things couldn’t get any worse, some legislator comes up with the meanest, cruelest, dumbest idea yet.

Tennessee is considering legislation to cut the welfare benefits to families if their children get low test scores.

Some exceptions are carved out, but the basic idea is that the kids need a carrot and stick approach. Or more likely, a whip. The kids need to be afraid that their family won’t eat.

That’ll fix education.

Who are these people?

Do they have an ounce of charity in their hearts?

Do they have any religion? Any sense of humanity?

Will they sleep well at night knowing that someone went to bed hungry because of a law they passed?

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Buttermilk Bread For The Bread Machine Recipe – Food.com – 78476


Today was a chilly spring day here in Northwest Missouri. Been raining past two days,so to wet to work garden.

So we took interest in the bread machine and making Buttermilk bread. Smells so amazing and can’t wait to slice into the loaf.

Below  is the recipe I put into use. (Next apple sauce white bread)


‘Sidebox & Rowdy Boy’ <– he was standing their drooling as I removed from the loaf pan.. Dairy freak in every way!


Buttermilk Bread For The Bread Machine Recipe – Food.com – 78476.

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Time to shout “STOP”…..March Against Monsanto.

GMO-free Europe Conference 2012

GMO-free Europe Conference 2012 (Photo credit: greensefa)

Feel this is certain a worthy “weblog” ! GMO & Monsanto is not your friends by any means. Yours & your future generations are at stake here in the name of corporate greed.

Many countries have banned or required labeling of GMO foods etc. Take  note the Monsanto company runs rampant thru this country,much doing so as it pleases. If you feel this does not affect you and yours,then your sadly mistaken.

‘Sidebox & Rowdy Boy”

Time to shout “STOP”…..March Against Monsanto..

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