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Homemade sourdough banana bread with homemade butter: Yum.  😁

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On Retirement

We were disappointed to learn this morning of the retirement of Frank Deford,  NPR’s Wednesday morning sports commentator, who has decided to hang it up after better than thirty-seven years.  We always enjoyed his program; he was witty, full of interesting trivia and interesting analysis, and always able to provide a unique perspective, both topically … Continue reading »

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Cookies, Revisited

It being Teacher Appreciation Week at Joey’s school, we spent the evening making cookies.  We of course made molasses crinkles (“ginger cookies” to the uninitiated), trying both the Grandma’s Molasses recipe amount of ginger, and our modified version.  It was unanimously agreed that our version was superior (also, we use butter instead of shortening, because … Continue reading »

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Creole Seasoning

Having used Tony Chachere’s for years, but always finding it too salty, we embarked upon a project to make our own creole seasoning (largely as a result of watching lots of Kevin Belton).  Here’s where we stand. PrintCreole Seasoning Ingredients 1 tablespoon Paprika 1 tablespoon Garlic Powder 1 tablespoon Onion Powder 1 tablespoon Cayenne Pepper … Continue reading »

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Reuben Sandwich, Improved

Several months ago, we embarked upon a project to perfect the Reuben sandwich.  We think we’re getting close with this: Rye bread.  Walk straight past the bread aisle to the deli.  Get something fresh from the bakery, ideally a small loaf (small loaves are great in that you’ll eat the whole thing before it has … Continue reading »

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Winds

“I have come to learn about the contrarian nature of the winds. It seems that while in the air, I alone command their direction. That is to say, that there will always be a head wind, irrespective of my direction of travel.”

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Interesting Coincidences

It turns out that if you visit Jimmy’s “Coast of Marseilles” on YouTube, then let it run, you end up at “The Weather Is Here, I Wish You Were(optional comma) Beautiful.”

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Camera Repair

A lovely, well-illustrated, step-by-step guide to disassembly and repair of the Nikon D70: D70s Camera Repair How-To …for no reason at all, we’re certain.

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The Oxford Comma, Revisited

As we are occasionally wont to do, we’d like to take a moment to argue once again in favor of the Oxford Comma.  It really does make things clearer, as a court in Maine recently ruled: https://qz.com/932004/the-oxford-comma-a-maine-court-settled-the-grammar-debate-over-serial-commas-with-a-ruling-on-overtime-pay-for-dairy-truck-drivers/ A Maine court ruling in a case about overtime pay and dairy delivery didn’t come down to trucks, … Continue reading »

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