Monthly Archive: August 2014

Aug 31

From Prisons on the Road to Ants Marching….

Traffic congestion has been a concern for decades in many countries. Even with infrastructure improvements made in major cities, highway and road traffic problems are chronic in some major metro areas. In the U.S. New York and Los Angeles are notorious for their traffic headaches. Many of my Chinese students tell me of traffic congestion …

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Aug 24

Garcia

Jerry Garcia, best known for his role as founding member, lead guitar and vocals for the Grateful Dead, was born and died in the month of August. As we close this month out, I wish to dedicate the month of August to the memory of Garcia. Next year, 2015 will be 20 years since his …

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Aug 18

Permaculture

Permaculture is defined, in short, as a method of landscaping and gardening that is self sustaining, low input / low work — high out put / high return on labor. Follow this link to an interesting and resourceful site on the topic. In my mind, this idea of permaculture is applicable to the small farm …

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Aug 12

Pasta

* Pasta is a generic term for an unleavened dough usually made from durum wheat flour and water, then cut into sheets or any variety of over 300 shapes. In a previous post I shared one of my almost world famous original recipe for a special Lasagna with Pistachios. and this post with a recipe …

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Aug 03

Central Park, New York

When we think of New York City, we conjure images of skyscrapers, bustling crowds, a plethora of art and cultural events, an abundance of restaurants and a melting pot of virtually every ethnicity and nationality from around the globe. Most visitors think of Manhattan when you say NYC, but the city is actually comprised of …

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