Thursday, December 11, 2014

American Is No Longer Great

“America is great because she is good. If America ceases to be good, America will cease to be great.”
Alexis de Tocqueville

1. The "Graywashing" of CIA Torture

2. (Dick) Cheney: 'The report is full of crap.'

3. Pardon Bush and Those Who Torture

4. Reaction to the CIA report suggest that many involved would do it all over again

5. UN: 'We won't take 'no' for an answer, CIA torture must be investigated"

6. Why Obama Won't Prosecute Torturers

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

I Am Learning To Sew- Project 11

A messenger bag for my sister's birthday. She loves light houses.

Tuesday, December 09, 2014

Home Town News

"The pest management and school staff have indicated that the current pest management system generally addresses work orders in response to specific sightings and does not implement an integrated plan for the entire school. This is NOT an effective way of mitigating a pest infestation."
-Danica Lee, Food Safety Manager for Denver Environmental Health.

I can't tell you how many apartment buildings I lived in that played chase the cockroaches from apartment to apartment. If you want to get rid of pests you must spray not only the infected apartment but also the apartments on either side and above and below the one you are treating. In the long run this is cheaper; something some apartment owners and, it looks like, the Denver Public Schools do not seem to understand either.

Thursday, December 04, 2014

Two Self-Satisfied Hunters

Why does watching a dog be a dog fill one with happiness?
- Jonathan Safran Foer

Photographed in the field by Bob Bixler.

Monday, December 01, 2014

Thanksgiving 2014

- Convection roasting produces a beautifully browned turkey.

- Costco's Bistro 28 Organic Cranberry Sauce is very tasty. Ingredients: Organic cranberries, organic sugar, and water.

- Al Roker's mom's Sweet Potato dish is yummy.

- Turkey sandwiches the day after are always better with a side of mashed potatoes, stuffing and cranberry sauce.

- "Little Thanksgiving" on Saturday night, when the majority of leftover Thanksgiving dinner was eaten up, is in some ways even better than Turkey Day.

- Stirring a Lindor orange dark chocolate truffle into your hot cocoa makes it a hot cocoa to die for. Adding a shot of Cointreau doesn't hurt either.

- Thanksgiving wouldn't be Thanksgiving without family and friends.

(Edited at 1:50 PM to add hot cocoa note.)

Friday, November 28, 2014

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

The Turkey Willl Come Out Tomorrow, Bet Your Bottom Dollar That Tomorrow There'll Be Turkey

Tomorrow! Tomorrow!
I love ya, tomorrow!
The turkey's only a day away!

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

I Am Learning To Sew- Project 10

  A child's wallet. I made it for the boy who lives across the street from me.
(Dollar bill for display purposes only.)

The cover of child's wallet. I used a patio furniture fabric on the outside to make the wallet a bit sturdier.