Monthly Archive: September 2014

Sep 30

June visits with her family.

This past weekend, I hosted my long time student, June Zhu, her husband, Leo and their lovely daughter, TT. I am especially fond of little TT, because in spite of June scheduling her lessons early in the morning before TT wakes up, the little darling sometimes awakens before the lesson is finished. When that happens, …

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Sep 22

Squash

Squash, No, not the game! Summer squash- like zucchini and cucumbers , crook-neck-yellow squash, eggplant (also called aubergines) Patty-Pan, Follow this link to learn some of the many ways to prepare zucchini. I stumbled into the previous site while researching for this post and it seems to have a lot of interesting info about science, …

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Sep 13

Bill Monroe, Father of American Bluegrass

Among the annuls of American musicology, there is a name that stands tall in the world of Bluegrass music; Bill Monroe, considered by many to be the Father of American Bluegrass. Bill left us a few years back and we sure do miss him! He continued to perform live until near the time of his …

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Sep 12

Meatloaf

Meatloaf is the most commonly consumed American forcemeat and a classic comfort food. Another popular forcemeat is the “Hot Dog” or Frankfurter. Thousands of recipes for meatloaf here and a few more here too!.   To this 3 pound meatloaf blend I added; 2 eggs 1/2 cup of bread crumbs my secret blend of special …

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Sep 09

Basic Life Skills

In this post I want to offer a list of skills that I believe every adult should possess. Skills that may one day save your life or the life of another. Skills that simply make sense for us to know. Skills that any adult should be able to perform with a reasonable degree of proficiency. …

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Sep 04

Cannabis

At this time of year, many growers are harvesting their crops. One crop that has become a huge market with an economy in the billions of dollars is cannabis. As a lover of liberty, I take my hat off to the many individuals engaged in exercising their right to be free from interference of others …

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