Monthly Archive: September 2013

Sep 29

Fresh Sweet Corn

Another summertime favorite is fresh sweet corn. When I say fresh, I mean the corn must be harvested the day you choose to eat it, preferably within hours of eating. Corn is high in natural sugar. The moment the corn is cut from the stalk these sugars begin to turn to starch. Within a day, …

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Sep 27

Visiting Guests From China and Another Day Trip to NYC

According to the Chinese Lunar Calendar this year their Mid-Autumn Festival was celebrated in September and many of my regular students were on holiday. Here is an interesting site called ChineseTools. It has some resources that can be helpful for non-Chinese to understand Chinese culture. This past week, one of my students, Vivian, her husband …

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Sep 24

The Tragic Tale of Marsyas

In mythology, we often find numerous tales of tragedy wherein the fate of the victim was left in the hands of the gods. The story of Marsyas , a satyr, comes from Greek Mythology. He is said to have thought that his talents rivaled those of the gods. He openly boasted of his tremendous musical …

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Sep 17

Compost

  Compost is an essential component for the success of an organic garden. Composting is also an effective way to use up kitchen scraps and yard waste. Follow the link to a step-by-step guide with pictures showing how to make organic compost. In the picture above, you can see in the forefront- a tumbling …

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Sep 10

Ugolino and his sons

In Western classic literature, a well recognized masterpiece is a work titled, The Divine Comedy (also known as The Inferno). In it, Dante Alighieri gave us an imaginative view into what awaits those sinners condemned to the fires of Hell. In Dante’s depiction of Hell there are varying degrees of damnation for varying crimes/sins. During …

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Sep 05

More MET Sculpture.

A follow up to my recent blog-post titled The MET Sculpture Gardens, I want to share more photos with my readers. One of my favorite sections of the MET is the American Wing, exhibits #700 – 774. Of particular interest is #700, the atrium, a stunningly beautiful room with an abundant amount of natural light. …

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Sep 02

Diane’s pictures.

My dear friend, Diane came from London to visit again this summer. One of her hobbies is photography. She shoots a Canon 60D with an 18 – 135mm Canon lens. Here are some of the pictures she was able to capture while walking in the area surrounding my home. A Dragonfly Rays of sunshine through …

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