Author Archives: Headmistress, zookeeper

Q and A

Q. Do all your stories and conversations really happen just the way you tell them? A. Not all of them, no.   The ones most likely to be slightly edited are the ones where I tried to make them funnier.  Sometimes I am successful at that, and sometimes wildly….  not. It’s a good thing I [...]

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April, 1951, My Great-Grandmother’s Journal

Just skimming through the first two weeks of April in my great-grandmother’s journal for 1951- She paid the last installment on her annual church dues, 25.00 (I was astonished- I have never been a member of a church that required dues, is this still a thing?) She had an ‘x-ray treatment’ for her hand.  (I [...]

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Cubed Radish Kimchi- Kkakdugi (깍두기)

The color is a little bit off because of the lighting, but yes, this 깍두기 should be redder than it is. It will be more red tomorrow:   In spite of the lack of red color and the error I made in seasoning, I had a piece of this 깍두기 minutes after it was mixed and it [...]

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At the Creek

Saturday we went to the creek. It was 80 degrees outside. Today, there was at least an inch of snow on the ground. I prefer Saturday.

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In Nevada

If you haven’t already, watch this video. And read this about inside sources warning that the Feds are planning a raid on the Bundy home: Not only is the BLM not actually backing off of Cliven Bundy, Sheriff Richard Mack of the Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association has revealed stunning information: on Ben Swann’s radio [...]

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GMO Foods Possibly Linked to Rise in Gluten Disorders

I have been kind of on the fence about GMO foods.  Well… If I am given a choice between GMO and non-GMO, I choose non- unless there’s a huge price savings.  But I haven’t gone out of my way to look for non-Gmo foods the same way I will go out of my way for [...]

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Your Doctor Is Not a Nutrition Expert

I have a friend with a tube fed baby.  The baby has been fed with formula, I think some breastmilk when Mama can get it.  Baby is now past the age doctors generally recommend formula continue. So Mama did some research (she has a degree in the field of nutrition as well, but more importantly, [...]

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Scientific Ideas Ready For Retirement: The Mouse Model

AZRA RAZA Professor of medicine and director of the MDS Centre, Columbia University, New York An obvious truth that is either being ignored or going unaddressed in cancer research is that mouse models do not mimic human disease well and are essentially worthless for drug development. We cured acute leukaemia in mice in 1977 with [...]

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What is Art?

Fascinating read here.   Excerpt: “Duchamp also popularized the tradition of the transgressive that has made so much “advanced” contemporary art a tired exercise in dreary but predictable histrionics. In 1917, Duchamp shocked the more decorous precincts of the art world with Fountain, a urinal signed “R. Mutt” and presented as a sculpture. It takes a [...]

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Why We Read Good Books

From the forward of The Lifetime Reading Plan, by Clifton Fadiman “The books here discussed may take you fifty years to finish. …they are intended to occupy an important part of a whole life, no matter what your present age may be.  Many of them happen to be more entertaining than the latest best-seller.  Still, [...]

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