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16 Feb 19
Oh Look! It's A Blog!

New cute little Ornamental Bicycle Set from Nutmeg – available at Belle.

16 Feb 19
mudpuddle soup

Henry Miller (1891-1980) In 1939 Laurence Durrell invited Henry to visit him on the island of Corfu.  In spite of the incipient war, the trio (along with Lawrence’s wife, Nancy) had a great time swimming in the ocean, prowling around the small villages, sampling the rough vintages and talking incessantly about writing, politics, and most […]

16 Feb 19
Practiced Ignorance

Sautéed beef meatballs and pork sausage are the foundation of this deep red sauce replete with Mediterranean and Asian spices: fenugreek, cumin, basil, turmeric, garlic, and tomato. The broiled vegetables add a delightful crunchy-chewy texture as well as their distinctive flavors. Enjoy!

16 Feb 19
BCNN1 WP

Winter weather enveloping California’s mountains for a fourth straight day Friday kept skiers from hitting the slopes at the start of the Presidents Day holiday weekend, with snow so deep that plows could not tackle it and cities scrambled to find places to pile it.

16 Feb 19
I AM LISTENING

Simon & Garfunkel The Sound Of Silence (Single Version) 1965 Skid Row Wasted Time 1991 Tool Sober 1993 Jason Isbell Elephant 2013 Kent Mannen I Den Vita Hatten (16 år senare) 2005 Sons Of Bill Never Saw It Coming 2009 Placebo Every You Every Me 1998 Guns N’ Roses Estranged 1991 The Smashing Pumpkins Disarm 1993 Ultravox Hymn 1982 Lee Hazlewood The Night Before 1970 Bruce Springsteen Downbound Train 1984 Metallica For Whom the Bell Tolls 1984 REO Speedwagon Keep On Loving […]

16 Feb 19
Cecilia Moore

The growing realization that ever-more ferocious storms are becoming more common as the result of global warming is forcing government officials to revisit how they respond to natural disasters. In South Carolina late last year, Republican Gov. Henry McMaster created a special floodwater commission. The group will be tasked with figuring out how to better […]

16 Feb 19
Personal Reflections of a Middle-Aged Man

‘Tis the season for potholes. It snows, it rains, it freezes. Snow plows grade the roads while throwing salt down. All ingredients for the piecemeal pothole repairs to pop out and just normal weather wear and tear. ‘Tis this season too for the complaining about the potholes. Why aren’t they being fixed faster? Have you […]

16 Feb 19
Sabbatical Snapshots

Despite the glorious weather the previous evening, we’d been monitoring the local weather satellites and sure enough the big rain front that was forecast did indeed materialise. We treated ourselves to a lazy admin morning (lots of tea, laundry etc) before donning our finest holiday outfits (flip flops and waterproof) and heading out to explore. […]

16 Feb 19
Zero To 60 Times

It is said that all good things come in small packages. The Mazda Miata MX5 is no exception. The tiny roadster has been the center of attention of the automobile world for many years. The car has created a legacy of its own over the years and remains one of Mazda’s most successful projects to […]

16 Feb 19
Listen to the sound of the sword

The sin that leads to death What the sin unto death is and the impossibility of repenting of it The apostle John wrote: “If any man see his brother sin a sin which is not unto death, he shall ask, and he shall give him life for them that sin not unto death. There is […]

16 Feb 19
The Villains Demand

These events take place before Rise of the Obsidian Legion. Lynch’s Journal Entry #41 All I see is red as I rush around the burning building. I knew it was too good to be true, to think The Restless Hand had left this town. I do not slow down as the storm of attacks passes […]

16 Feb 19
Sabbatical Snapshots

The rain had cleared fully overnight and we woke to sunshine pouring in through all the windows of our Airbnb. It felt like the perfect day for a hike, so after packing up we headed a couple of kilometres out of town to Mount Iron. Mount Iron is a 240m high glacial-carved Rocky knoll providing […]

16 Feb 19
Candy and Dale On the Road

February 4, 2019 Our first stop in our new life of wandering proved to be a perfect beginning to the odyssey. We arrived at Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area shortly after Thanksgiving 2018 and left on February 4, 2019. During that time we were able to get in several hikes (it would […]

16 Feb 19
DESKRIB

When is the best time to travel? Sometimes it can be difficult to decide the best time of year for your vacation. Weather, crowds, hotel prices; so much to consider! We get this question frequently about our own trips, so here’s a few points to consider when choosing the time of year of your next […]

16 Feb 19
Little Duck Lost

The hidden monsters have reared their ugly heads recently I haven’t written anything in a while. I’ve thought about it – I’ve wanted to do it – but life has been rocky the last couple of weeks and I haven’t had the energy to do much in my life other than the bare minimum. This […]