Monthly Archives: September 2013

Fear and loathing

Not of Las Vegas (Hunter S. Thompson), not of Christianity (Friedrich Nietzsche) but of life itself. I have been reading the book The Envoy about Raoul Wallenberg, the Swedish aristocrat and humanitarian who made it his personal mission to save thousands of Hungarian Jews in the waning years of WWII. In one memorable scene, Wallenberg […]

Read More

In the kitchen with 2 Chainz

I have not purchased a cookbook in years.  I think the last one I got was a Jamie Oliver book in a White Elephant  game at Christmas one year. Back when I was first out of school, I bought up every cookbook I could find and tried everything.  I really love ethnic food, exotic stuff […]

Read More

Ant-i-mimetic

It’s that special time of the year again here. Unlike some parts of this country, we are still deep in the heat of summer.  It has been in the high 90’s (F) for the past few weeks, relentlessly. And with dry summer heat in good ole SoCal, comes: ants. We are being swarmed.  First we […]

Read More

Slimed

Now, even though you all know I am a vegan (right?)  … This is not to discuss the merits or drawbacks of an omnivorous or herbivorous diet. But what do we (in the royal sense) think of this? http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/2013/09/pink-slime-goes-back-to-school.html Here is my take. First of all, the name says something to me.  Do we really […]

Read More

Aw, SNAP

I want to tell you about one of my aunts. Aunt Bea worked for almost 50 years as a psychiatric nurse and then a supervisor in her department.  She was forced to retire at 70 even though she was fit and motivated to keep doing the job she invested her career in. Other people wanted […]

Read More