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31 Nights of Horror. Night 5: Frankenstein

I have said before I love the classic monster movies. Especially those from Universal Studios. Frankenstein is one of my favorites. The monster is probably one of the most recognized characters in the world and did you know that the basis for his looks was never described in the original (book) by Mary Shelley.  The Monster in this film does …

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31 Nights of Horror. Night 4: Drag Me to Hell

Drag Me to Hell (2009) is one of my daughter, Nicole’s favorite movies and for good reason. It has the classic chiller effects that you will find in a good scary flick as well as a plot, a couple great scenes and a cool “monster.” This time a scary goat-shadow creature. This movie will scare you if you don’t watch …

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31 Nights of Horror. Night 3: A Nightmare on Elm Street

A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) really was one of the first movies that hooked me on the horror genre. I was 13 years old living in the Washington D.C. suburbs with my two brothers, mom and step-dad. My dad would drive up a couple times a month to see us on Sunday’s from Richmond. He would take my brother …

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31 Nights of Horror. Night 2: Carnival of Souls

Tonight’s film is one that I have nevere seen before. It was part of a box set that I picked up a Best Buy for about 10 bucks. 10 bucks for 10 movies isn’t bad. Is it? It is Carnival of Souls (1962). It is a cheesy take on the zombie genre about  a woman becomes drawn to a mysterious abandoned …

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31 Nights of Horror: Night 1: Trick ‘r Treat

Every year for at least the past decade the Forto clan takes part in a fright fest. Each night in October we watch different scary movie. Sometimes it is the classic monster stuff like Dracula, Frankenstein or the Creature from the Black Lagoon. Other nights it is one of the 80’s slash ’em flicks like Friday the 13th of A …

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Psycho Circus Alaska Airlines Style

Well, here we are again on the psycho circus, otherwise known as the cattle train to the great white north. This time it is a rare treat. I’m on one of the few combi planes in the Alaska Airlines fleet. It is unique in that it the front of the plane is loaded with cargo–most likely people’s impulse purchaes from …

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Recipe Rants: Blueberry Jelly

It has been a busy summer here at the Fort. We filled our freezer the smoked red salmon, we built a greenhouse and picked over a gallon and a half of blueberries to make jelly, BBQ sauce, muffins and more. Today I want to share a recipe that we found online and modified for our use. It took all of …

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Road Trippin: Hatcher Pass, Independence Mine and Blueberries

This past weekend we took the Jeep for a road trip over Hatcher Pass from the Willow side. After stopping off at Willow Hardware for a lug wrench (just in case) and filling up for gas at the Townsite Foodmart we were on our way on a beautiful Alaskan summer day! We stopped off at “the sign” for Nicole to …

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Recipe Rants: Alehouse Beef-and-Potato Skewers

We are always searching for new and unique ways to prepare food. Whether it be purely Alaskan recipes or new takes on old favorites, we share them on RobertForto.com under our Recipe Rants category. Sirloin is an outstanding beef cut for kabobs. Use red-skinned or Yukon Gold potatoes or a combination for a particularly attractive presentation. Mushrooms or parboiled carrot …

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Neighbor…

This post is disturbing on many levels. One of much is the sheer disregard for a person’s right to privacy, but I have also included the language as transpired.  After 850 miles in 30 hours this weekend, all Michele and I wanted to do is come home, take a hot shower and sleep. We arrived at 10:15 and knew that …

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