Category Archives: Just stuff

No particular topic, whatever pops into my head

My summer project – finally done

Back when we were living in the Santa Cruz mountains of California, one winter there was a horrifically bad wind/rainstorm. Even from the house, we could hear loud crashes from down on our 10 acre plot of mixed oak, madrone, … Continue reading

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Perfect Paneer

While living over in India, my spouse and I first learned of paneer, and grew to love it. Essentially, it's close to cottage cheese, except with all the liquid removed and the resulting curds often pressed into a more solid … Continue reading

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An unexpected encounter

Stephanie and I were out hiking the local Placitas NM hills today, mainly looking for signs of springtime growth — found interesting flowers, cactii just beginning to wake up. And while approaching the top of a low, rocky hilltop, I … Continue reading

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Wenger 16999 Giant Swiss Army Knife – Amazon review

Wenger 16999 Giant Swiss Army Knife ~Wenger  (75) Not enough tools, March 23, 2012 By Rebecca Morn "Technowitch" (Placitas, NM, USA)    This review is from: Wenger 16999 Giant Swiss Army Knife (Tools & Home Improvement) If I'm spending a grand … Continue reading

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Still around…

No, I haven't been blogging much in the last few months. But just a post to let any wanderers know this site ain't quite an ex-parrot yet. Also, when someone disagrees with me elsewhere on the Internet, perhaps on a … Continue reading

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As God is my witness, I thought turkeys could fly

My most favorite Thanksgiving video ever.   Happy Thanksgiving – WKRP Turkey Drop – kewego   For those who can't view the video due to it being blocked or inaccessible, there is a full-episode (but advertisement interrupted) version via Bing … Continue reading

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Note to self–

Cleaning and vacuum-sealing 35 lbs of freshly roasted Hatch chiles while not wearing gloves is not a very smart thing to do. Thank the FSM for the Internet and the helpful advice for getting the capsaisin oils off of my … Continue reading

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In which the vengeance of God is justly meted out on earth | Sarah, Proud and Tall

I can barely credit that they have made a movie from that turgid nonsense by Ayn Rand. I have about eighteen copies of “Atlas Shrugged” – all signed in that self-consciously spiky handwriting of hers. Every Christmas from 1957 onwards, … Continue reading

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Busted ribs…

… are annoying and very painful. We've moved to a new house, pretty close to where we were.  Very nice digs… but the provisio is the place was very nearly fully furnished, from when the owners were trying to sell … Continue reading

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Weather station back on-line

For anyone wondering what happened to the weather data over the last few days — well, the station was offline while we moved to a new house.  Same general neighborhood, but a little higher and further east.

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