I’ve been thinking a lot about food and death. NOT death caused by food poisoning.
At my FIL’s funeral this month, someone told a story about how my parents-in-law met. They were both students at what is now UAlbany. She was a food server, he made deliveries of supplies. He came into the dining area, just as she was about to eat her fried egg sandwich. Instead, she offered it to him.
The next week, they went to the movies together. They lived happily for many years. It is a sweet story, but the telling was incomplete. The kicker is that he HATED fried egg sandwiches, but he ate it anyway.
My wife has discovered there were foods that were always in her parents’ house. One staple was spaghetti and meatballs. As it turns out, she HATES spaghetti and meatballs, but he liked them, so she served them. Now my wife has stopped buying them for her.
Arthur tells of taste obsessions and his late husband Nigel.
Generally, I have no energy for the Big Lie believers or the January 6 deniers who say those insurrectionists were tourists, blocking an investigation. But if Chuck wants to rant about Marjorie Taylor Greene – she’s beyond reprehensible.
Why Liz Cheney Matters.
We’ll Never Stop Trying to Cut Taxes for the Rich, Republicans Warn.
John Oliver: Stand Your Ground gun laws “exalt a white person’s fear over a black person’s life.” Also, sponsored product on the local news broadcasts.
I, too, rage America.
Avoiding Overtaxing Minorities When We Need Them Most.
100 Years: Remembering the Tulsa Race Massacre, which I wrote about here.
What to make of Israel/Palestine?
Wage theft is a huge problem that requires a creative solution.
Restaurant Workers Say They Won’t Return to Work Without a Living Wage.
If your compassion does not include yourself, it is incomplete.
– Jack Kornfield
Working 55 hours a week can be deadly.
The Problem With Bitcoin.
Comics writer and journalist David Anthony Kraft passed away.
In honor of Ms. Ruby Hughes.
Adam Ragusea on converting recipes in liters and milliliters to pounds and ounces, and Vidalia Onions.
It’s going to rain. Can you smell it?
How to Conduct an Address Search to Access Data for your Location. Census Reporter is an option to find your block group, state and Congressional districts, and more.
Why you need to have your ancestor’s New York death certificate.
The filing cabinet was critical to the information infrastructure of the 20th-century.
Are you getting robocalls purportedly – and clearly not – from the Social Security Administration saying your number has been compromised? I’ve gotten a few dozen on my landline and my cell this year, from several area codes, mostly the 30-second version. Annoying, but also really pathetic.
Now I Know: The Forest Man of India and How Elephants Communicate From Miles Away and The Circle of Life and The Secret Ingredient is Curiosity and The Reason Florida Disavowed Space Oranges.
Spring Ain’t Here – Peter Sprague, featuring Rebecca Jade.
Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door – Afro Fiesta feat. Twanguero and I-Taweh.
Main themes from Laputa: Castle in the Sky – Joe Hisaishi.
Coverville 1358: Cover Stories for Dave Mason, Donovan, and Graham Gouldman.
Danse slav from the opera The Reluctant King by Emmanuel Chabrier.
We Love the Drums – Peter Sprague, featuring Duncan Moore.
I Fought the Law – Bobby Fuller Four.
The Hamilton Polka – “Weird Al” Yankovic.