Dad’s Beef Stew and/or Vegetable Stew: It’s your call

Ashley asked me to send her my recipe for Stew. To be honest I don’t recall when it was from so many months back after her and Jacob’s move to Colorado, but I’ve been waiting for the weather to turn here in South Carolina. The changing of the weather is either a hard hitting event or a brief passing of Northern Winds blowing out into the Atlantic Ocean from the North-Eastern territory of The Republic of Horry County.

Grocery items for scratch stew

First things first – grocery shopping here is the scratch group of gathering:

1 The meat is important if you want some in your stew, if not, then leave out the animal and go for the plant stew. (I love beef so this’ll have that in it, sorry Mr/Ms Rabbit out there). This was a London @ $6 a #, and I was using beef broth with a water additive so I didn’t need the fat that can be found in other cuts.
It’s your call if you don’t want to cut the meat up, but it’s more costly to have the bloke in the back wack your meat. You can go ground-what-the-heck-ever from 1# to 3#. A note you should learn is too much of any meat really overpowers the flavors.

2 The Vegetables can be just a frozen combination of your liking or the fresh market items. Potatoes aren’t diabetes friendly, but I still use them when I can. Okra a stew must. I went ‘mixed vegetables’ frozen to save a bit, celery rarely cost much more than the chives (grass) @ $1. You must have a green pepper (or it could be yellow/red – your call or not), onion/garlic a must. You can pick your burn, warm/hot/insane peppers – don’t but if you must warn folks, broccoli, cauliflower, beans and any other optional vegetable you and your guest care for should be fine.

3 The spices – it’s is so easy to get a good season company’s premixed seasons for a stew, or if you must it’s not covered here what to gather other than a mix, pepper, salt, and herbs of your liking to flavor the meat in the first stages.

Prep – wash everything! You got no clue what snot-nose touched that stuff.

After washing all the items that need a bit of a bath, you’re ready to start chop’n.

Cut the meat into @ 1 inch or 3 Centimeters pieces each.
Lightly bread the meat in flour

While the onions, garlic, and 2 to 4 Tbls of Olive Oil caramelizing in the Dutch oven or your two quart (no clue liter while writing this may get back to it or you can do it yourself; phuck in the time it took me to type all that sh!t up I could have converted and said 1.8927 litre) pot, get nicely combined we will start adding the breaded-animal-parts at this point. Be sure to constantly stir the pot, or your breaded meat parts will start to stick to the bottom.

Browning of the animal parts [captured here is beef]

It’ll take a bit to get used to the right stove top heat you need to brown the meat while not burning the starter vegetables. If you need to add another dash or two of olive oil, do not hesitate.
Mushrooms will add liquidity
Broccoli will add liquidity
Canned vegetables with water add liquidity
I try to keep about an inch of liquid above the total ingredients.

Stirring occasionally now that you have reduced the temperature after it came to a boil.

Stir (get the bottom too)
When it taste, “OMG Yum! More please.”

Then you have pulled it off.

You end this adventure with whatever toppings you prefer on your stew. I love oyster crackers and cheddar cheese. Let me know below what you love on your stew, if anything.

Happy Birthday Dad, welcome to the end of the world.

Dear Dad,

I bet you didn’t think you would ever see an election stolen by less than 16% of the total counties in the total United States of America. There are a total of 3142 counties (per WorldAtlas) in the United States of America. Mr. Biden only won 527 of them (per AP News). But we are supposed to think that a guy that couldn’t get 1,500 people to show up at his campaign events, or that he even campaigned the last six months of the 2020 cycle some how beat the Kenyan’s votes in 2008. By some miracle of Satan this 79 year old life-long political hack from Delaware got 11,000,000 more votes than the half-white communist Obama.

Well, as “social media” and our colleges outlaw Christianity as “hate speech” we can draw comfort that the bible forewarned us of these days ahead. As we have to watch hypocritical idiots of the lighter pigmentation claim they hate their “whiteness” and want socialist democracy to rule the land, we who actually know what happens in a socialist democracy (Nazi Germany) are labeled as bigots, fascist and (by some rather wacky stretch of imagination) Klu Klu Klan / white supremist as we attempt to point them to the thousands of books on what socialist democracy is like in the real world. The “news,” if you can call it that anymore, pushes propaganda more than actual facts to keep the weak-minded in line with the group-think they want them to follow. Hitler would have a massive hard-on for CNN, MSNBC, ABC, CBS, NBC and even (it’s a fucking sports network) ESPN.

It can’t be much longer till Christ returns, and we have to keep that as our real focus. I’m not giving up, but I’m getting real tired of trying to fix issues within the parameters of the rules being “played” only to have the rules be ignored for some and forced on others – just like Russia did for 70 plus years. We keep praying.

More later, if we are allowed to speak.


You son – Daniel

30-01-2019 Readings.

CCU 2020 Covid-19

So I started dailies of The Focused Life with my “New Year Resolution.” I missed a few days, but all-in-all it went well in January. So, we begin again in February.

Proverbs 30:32-33 New King James Version (NKJV)

32 If you have been foolish in exalting yourself,
Or if you have devised evil, put your hand on your mouth.
33 For as the churning of milk produces butter,
And wringing the nose produces blood,
So the forcing of wrath produces strife.

HIST498 SPR 2018: Entry 001 – 23 January 2018

R.Adm Samuel E. Morison

Dr. Navin lead the class today from our reading assignment. He gave us a citation quiz, which we partner worked on, and other group graded – it was not too good for the class; therefore, thank God it was not graded.

The question today was can you really come up with an interesting and subject writable paper without a thesis written first?

It has been my experience that I have an initial interest in the event(s), and I do come to it with a secondary sources’ opinion to start with in my History research.  However, if I know the particular author writes with a slightly slanted bias on subjects, then I want to find those points that were left out in the final paper in order to support either a confirmation or opposition view on the event(s).

My historiography of an scholarly writer is on Samuel Eliot Morison (1887 – 1976). A man whom died on our nation’s bicentennial after spending a lifetime writing about the History of the North Americas.

Some times I am just bloody down

Tonight, I feel like a wet blanket.

My car I looked for for over a year was totaled a week ago. I sustained injuries that are being worked on now in rehab.

20171031_063800 Versa Note
20171031_063800 Versa Note

20171031_063944 Versa Note
20171031_063944 Versa Note

I am not in the greatest of moods of late with the USAA Insurance phucking me hard on the value of the car. While they compare mostly higher mileage cars than mine, they are low-balling the $h!7 out of me. After what my brother experienced with “roof damage due to a hurricane – denied” USAA, I knew to attempt to cover my bases with my full collision Insurance.  Nope, they grabbed my arse on both cheeks, and nailed me hard without even a spit of lube.

When you want the “JC Penny” of payouts, get USAA, but if you want fair market coverage of your insured property, you may need to look elsewhere, and forget it for a loan offer – *snicker*.

Anita Ekberg circa 1960

Anita Ekberg

Pictured here is the lovely Kerstin Anita Marianne Ekberg back in the 1960s. As an actress, she is best known for her role as Sylvia in the Federico Fellini film La Dolce Vita (1960), but she got her start in the industry as a model. It wouldn’t be until the mid-50’s when she finally broke into films.

The Swedish starlet with her voluptuous physique and colorful private life was a favorite among the gossip magazines. She had highly publicized romances with leading men like Frank Sinatra, Tyrone Power, Yul Brynner, Rod Taylor, and Errol Flynn. For a time, she was even publicized as “Paramount’s Marilyn Monroe”. citation

I’m not a “professional,” but Anita’s face in this photo screams out (to me), “Get me out of this place I am at in my life right now.” Seeing that she had so many “gossip stories” about her sexual endeavors, I can hear her crying out for security and privacy, imho.


Georgetown County Museum – Review HIST395 CCU



October 18, 2017

Dr. Mary Kate Clary


Visit to Third City Established in South Carolina Anglo-Saxon History

My morning consisted of waking up, drinking coffee, showering, dressing and heading off to a Doctor’s appointment first with the trip to Georgetown County second for a Saturday outing of learning and “adventure.” The ‘King’s Highway’ was a bloody nightmare to transverse in my Nissan Versa Note which was decked out in my Coastal Carolina University emblems and keepsakes’ stickers. After an hour and half, 30 some odd mile trip, I parked my Note in the adjoining parking lot to a building labeled 120 Broad Street, Georgetown, South Carolina 29440  (Phone number: 843.545.7020).[1] If you need, you can follow the building around to parking on the left-hand side of the museum.

This was not the first time I visited the museum, that has moved from the Georgetown County Library to the “current climate controlled building to protect our collection of artifacts that tell the story of Georgetown County and its rich, diverse, historhy [sic].” [2]


“Georgetown was the third city established in South Carolina,” and the residents are proud of this and other facts that anyone can learn about by visiting the two-story building in downtown Georgetown.[3] What was founded in 1955 by a membership of 72 as the “Historical Society” with only “display cases located in the Georgetown County Library” has expanded due to membership dues and various grants from historical establishments to be education center that displays many of the traits our History 395 class has examined. There are monthly events that bring different educational presentations on the first Tuesday of each month at 5:30pm in the Museum.  The building has easy access from the parking lots or Broad Street as one walks down from the street parking spaces that do not require parking fees like Myrtle Beach taxes for public access. Georgetown on any weekend is a welcoming and inviting area for a family adventure of any age group. There are many adequate eating establishments surrounding the downtown where the museum exists. However, food and drinks are not allowed in the museum.

Someone, either the curator or assistant or volunteer, will greet you upon entry and ask if you want a guided tour, and to sign-in to the guest registry. I regret that I did not take the volunteer up on a guided tour. I should have allowed for the “full experience” of the museum. I did examine each item in the multiple sections that were delegated for various time-line events. Left or right turns once you enter the museum’s large open room does not matter regarding what you can learn; however, if you want to do the exhibits chronologically, then turn left at the entrance to the hall. With a left turn, the visitor learns of the natives that lived in the area, through the colonial revolution, throughout the 19th century development from indigo to rice, what history occurred during the beginning of the 20th century, and up to current Georgetown County in the 21st century. Therefore, the museum does meet its objectives of teaching the importance of the history surrounding Georgetown.


The first Tuesday of every month a different public event occurs at the museum. An event may be a lecture on the staples of Georgetown County present or past, the music of the area, and this past October 3rd there was an exhibit on “Archeology of The Art Plantation,” and on November 7th, David Soliday will present “Aerial Views of Abandoned Rice Fields in the Lowcountry;” all free of charge (donations are appreciated). These are all excellent examples of Public History in practice.

As you leave, or enter, the museum, you see a gift shop of Lowcountry wares, art, and books as they relate to the surrounding area. Of note, there is only one copy left of The History of Georgetown County, South Carolina because I purchased the 2nd to last edition of the 565-page book written by George C. Rogers, Jr. [5] There are other books to purchase. When visiting an interesting museum there are always additional educational materials that I may purchase to get a broader experience. Rogers has complied an exceptional well cited secondary source that any local historian would use for their first reference point of the “Prince George parish” which became known as Georgetown County. The sale of items enriches the experience of the visitor with additional studies, if so inclined. Again, another part of Public History in gaining/teaching public interest associated to the event/museum/presentation.

Currently, the Maritime Museum is under reconstruction, and not open to the public. Therefore, you can visit the Rice Museum at a cost of $7.00 for adult, children and seniors are discounted, or the free Georgetown County Museum to gain cultural information when visiting Georgetown, South Carolina. I much prefer the County Museum, and look forward to making a trip down for a 1st Tuesday activity.



            A well-lighted first floor small museum that exhibits many of the traits we are learning about in Public History. The panels which are relative to specific times or events give the visitor a glimpse into the history of the north-eastern corner of what became South Carolina. A visitor can read from primary source documents contained in climate controlled glass cases. If you stand correctly, the lighting does not shine too much glare on the display cases. The room is fine to accommodate a group of ten very well, and (while I have never seen it) 100 plus folks visiting the building would not feel too crowded. If they added some audio history with headphones, to expand on the subject matter it would get a 10 out of 10 in my grade scale. The Georgetown County Museum is well worth the trip to visit as a sole destination or a multiple destination trip to the third city established by the French, English, Jewish, and Scot individuals that settled here in the 18th century. [7]


Cochran, Daniel S. “Continental Congress’s Declaration of Independence – July 2, 1776.” Google Photos, October 14, 2017.

———. “Daniel S Cochran @ Georgetown County Museum.” Google Photos, October 14, 2017.

———. “Georgetown, South Carolina 3rd Town in Colony.” Google Photos, October 14, 2017.

———. “Google Map Georgetown County Museum in South Carolina.” Google Photos, October 14, 2017.

———. “Pamphlet for Georgetown County Museum – 2017.” Google Photos, October 14, 2017.

Rogers, George C. The History of Georgetown County, South Carolina. 1st edition. Columbia: Univ of South Carolina Pr, 1970.


[1] Cochran, “Google Map Georgetown County Museum in South Carolina.”

[2] Cochran, “Pamphlet for Georgetown County Museum – 2017,” middle back of tri-fold.

[3] Cochran, “Building SC’s Third Town.”

[4] Cochran, “Find Thomas Lynch Jr’s Signature.”

[5] Rogers, The History of Georgetown County, South Carolina.

[6] Cochran, “Daniel S Cochran @ Georgetown County Museum.”

[7] Rogers, The History of Georgetown County, South Carolina, Chapter 3.

Facebook blows: Why is my feed so negative?

I hoop on in the morning to see what events my friends have encountered recently. But all I see are meme’s (duplication) the same thread. Ok, I get it, we all kinda think similar thoughts so lets share the meme (which btw I pronounce mē – mē) — wrong I really don’t care.

Well, guess what ppl, my feed filled with duplicate pix do not really share what ya got going on.

While funny, in a way, most the time your meme’s don’t tell me what you really think about events that are affecting my life.

Remember, everything you post on FB, is forever. Don’t be stupid, one day you have to convince that HR person to allow your interview with that future boss and his/her boss.