Saturday, July 3, 2021
Wednesday, June 30, 2021
The girl in the center panel wears the chains of the enslaved and a hangman’s noose. Below the chain is a schematic of a crowded slave ship, people chained shoulder to shoulder to the lower decks for the voyage from Africa.
Haunting faces in the right panel emerge from US and Confederate flags, stained with blood. They are people killed for jogging, driving with an air freshener hanging from the rear view mirror, for walking home in a neighborhood not their own, while innocently asleep in their own beds.
I think we would do well as a country today, with all the division and anger, to remember the above.
Thursday, June 17, 2021
Wednesday, June 9, 2021
Lots of birds are nesting in our yard and bringing their comical babies to the backyard bird feeder buffet. We offer suet, sunflower seeds, and peanut butter for our summer guests.
Tuesday, May 18, 2021
Thursday, May 13, 2021
Panic buying. Long lines at the store. Empty shelves.
Rumors of who has some and who is all out.
It’s not toilet paper or hand sanitizer
or Covid vaccine this time.
Colonial Pipeline, the main gas conduit supplying the East Coast, was closed down late last week by a cyberattack. By Tuesday night it was dawning on people that possibly there wouldn’t be enough gas to go around before the pipeline was up and flowing again. In spite of reassurances from officials and experts and pleas not to horde, people rushed out to top off their tanks, whether they needed to or not. Long lines at every station still open resulted in traffic jams.
“Panic pumpers,” the media is calling them.
By yesterday we were low on gas and searched for over an hour before finding a station with fuel.
Why was there no line???
They were not price gouging as some stations were but they were only taking cash.
We saw several cars drive away but happily we had some cash and were able to get some gas in our tank and be on our way.
By last evening there was no gas available in town.
Here’s a good motto for the 2020s.
(And carry cash. 😊)
Monday, May 10, 2021
Almond Flour Shortcakes
1 cup almond flour
2 tsp baking powder
Good pinch of salt
1 tablespoon sugar (or honey, maple syrup, etc)
Stir the dry ingredients and make a well in the center.
In the well, add 1/4 cup full fat plain yogurt and beat
1 egg into the yogurt with a fork.
Mix all and drop in four plops on a baking sheet covered with parchment paper
Bake at 350 degrees for about 12 minutes. If you want the tops brown and crispy, turn the oven up to 400 for a few minutes.
Monday, May 3, 2021
Friday, April 30, 2021
As one would expect, many and diverse works reflected on the pandemic that has snuffed out the lives of 575,000 Americans and turned the lives of the world upside down for over a year.