Memorial Day 2004

At times like this, the sacrifices made by soldiers in service to our country is certainly felt more deeply than during times of peace. Protecting our freedom and civil liberties is (supposed to be) one of the key reasons our nation puts its soldiers at risk. Well, as this photo demonstrates, freedom of expression is … Read more

Maui 2004

As we first approached the island of Maui I was reminded of what a lush, luxuriously green paradise we were about to visit. In some ways, returning to Maui feels a little like returning home after a long absence. :: Here’s another aerial view, this time looking south, towards Kihei. :: We’ve rented a condo … Read more

Maui Bound

We’re leaving for Maui in the morning, so posting will be sparse for the next few days. I do hope to have some images to share in the near future; I’ve already scouted out possible wifi hotspots! Worth noting is that the Best Western Grosvenor hotel, very close to SFO, provides a great park and … Read more

Honey Buttermilk Bread

Having extra buttermilk on hand and being in the mood to bake, I quickly found a suitable recipe and got started. The resulting sesame seed rolls turned out great; they were very light and had a unique tang from the buttermilk and honey. Honey Buttermilk Bread 2 tsp yeast 3 C bread flour 1 1/2 … Read more

Cinnamon Poppy Seed Cake

After we received our Penzey’s order we realized we had ordered a bit too much of both cinnamon and poppy seeds. A quick google search presented the following recipe, which we found to be quite delicious. Cinnamon Poppy Seed Cake Recipe By : Bon Appetit Serving Size : 12 2 C sugar 1 Tbs ground … Read more

Pasta al Forno

My lovely wife Sheryl made this very scrumptious dish today. The recipe is largely based on Rachael Ray’s recipe with the same name. Very highly recommended! Pasta al Forno 1 pound rigatoni 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 1 small onion, finely chopped 3 cloves garlic, chopped 1/2 stalk celery, diced 1 (15-ounce) can, crushed or … Read more

The Door in the Wall

Thanks to a recent posting by Accordion Guy, I had the great fortune to read what has quickly become one of my favorite short stories. The Door in the Wall is a very engaging read. Written in 1911 by H.G. Wells, the style reflects and is evocative of a more genteel time, though it is … Read more

Bento Art

Power lunching in Japan: The one shown above is for Moneka, who loves PPG! There are another 1/2 dozen or so of these imaginative creations available for your viewing pleasure. Thanks to memepool for the link.

Wyrex Unearthed

Wyrex, a 65-million-year-old Tyrannosaurus rex, is being excavated in an undisclosed location in Montana. Unique to this dig is the fact that the entire process is being documented via the web. The dig’s web site, known as Unearthing T. rex, provides a rich experience, with lots of photos and a variety of educational pages. There … Read more

Back on the Air

Just a quick note to mention that is back on the air after a brief outage. Unfortunately, dotster never replied to any of my customer support queries so I don’t know if things naturally cleared up, or if they took explicit action to fix things. Plus, this doesn’t give me confidence that any future … Read more