Monthly Archives: December 2008

Beef with Spinach

This only serves two. However, you could add more seasonings and vegetables to stretch the meat. 1/2 pound thinly sliced beef (slice it when still slightly frozen for best results) Marinade in:2 T. sherry1/2 t. saltpepper to tasteegg white1 Tablespoon minced onion or leek1/2 t. ginger root, diced.1 teaspoon chili powder1 teaspoon garlic1 tablespoon cornstarch. […]

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Two young Marines remained at their post, defending their comrades and Iraqi police officers in the face of an attack by a truck driving suicide bomber. They died, saving the lives of 50 others: Maj. Gen. John Kelly, the top Marine in Iraq, wanted to know how the attack happened. Like many veteran Marines, he […]

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Round-up on Hamas and Israel

Hamas as Political Failure, Emphasis added: ….Tom Segev writes in Ha’aretz that while the latest assault on Hamas military and political infrastructure is morally justified, it represents a strategic blunder. A major fallacy ensues from this one-sided premise, which is that Israel is the sole stimulus for Hamas response, and therefore it alone bears the […]

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The Instinct to Create….

This review of Denis Dutton, in his exhilarating new book The Art Instinct: Beauty, Pleasure and Human Evolution (Bloomsbury Press) is interesting: Dutton’s interest in cultural evolution began in the 1960s when he was a Peace Corps volunteer in India. As a student he had absorbed (and partially accepted) the academic belief that cultures are […]

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Frugal Winter Breakfast

Oatmeal Breakfast Recipes I’ve posted this recipe just about every winter since we’ve been blogging, and then I’ve added an update to share the different ways we’ve tweaked it. I’ve not made it yet this year, but I thought I might start off 2009 with a batch of it:Breakfast (you must begin this the evening […]

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