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Aunt Betty’s Spaghetti Sauce

Just because I need a change of pace once in awhile. Once when I was home visiting mom, I took her to a church spaghetti supper where we met up with her sister, my beloved Aunt Betty. This was at a time when I still couldn’t really eat anything with onion in it, without immediately…

oh. my. fucking. god. I sooooooo wish I had thought of inventing FEMINIST HULK!!!!!!!!!!!! I am in love with Feminist Hulk. In love. LOVE! Love, I say! Hat tip Rebecca of Adventures in Applied Math. UPDATE: Ms. Magazine interview with my new love!

A Well-Spent Afternoon

I made myself a nice lunch. Diced two small yellow squash, sauteed them in butter till just tender, plated and topped with some minced parsley from my herb garden…mmmm. Sliced up a kohlrabi and ate that too. Iced decaf coffee. Ate outside on the back patio, cats lolling about with Papa Cardinal chirping fiercely at…

How I Spent My Memorial Day Weekend

Because sometimes I need to take a breather, here’s this post about fun stuff. (with apologies to Carl Sandburg…) Delfest jams on little mud feet. It dances looking over mountain and meadow on singing multitudes and then moves on. I can’t believe I have to wait a whole nother year for Delfest 2011. What is…

Philagrafika 2010 is happening now, all over Philadelphia. Involving more than 300 artists at more than 80 venues throughout the city, Philagrafika 2010 will be one of the largest art events in the United States and the world’s most important print-related exposition. Prominent museums and cultural institutions across Philadelphia are participating in Philagrafika 2010, offering…

Penny Richards has created a new purse, available on her Etsy site. Here’s some info about it she shared with me (details about the purse construction available on the site): [the purse honors] Melba Roy, a Howard University graduate (undergrad and masters) who was a mathematician at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in the 1960s.…

Over at A Blog Around the Clock there are a series of posts with great video interviews from ScienceOnline2010, but I’d like to especially point your attention to this one with David Kroll and Damond Nollan, both of North Carolina Central University. It was filmed shortly after their session on “Martin Luther King, Jr., Memorial…

Beach Wheelchair Update

Two years ago I wrote about taking my mother to Cape Hatteras, and how great it was to have the use of a beach wheelchair that allowed my sister and I to take her right onto the beach. I wanted to call your attention to a comment recently left on that post by Jerry Nasello:…

The other night I made a chive sauce from a recipe off the internet (I regret that I did not keep track of the source) that was just beautiful. One cup minced chives. Saute in some olive oil. I sauteed them until they were starting to get just on the verge of crispy, almost like…

Scientist/Guitar Hero

Isis has a post about the secret life of scientists – an important topic, lest the young ‘uns think that grown-up scientists have no lives and just sit around in their labcoats all day reading journal articles, plotting experiments, and analyzing data. Go forth, read, and be amazed by the musical stylings of one David…