Karin

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  • Karin commented on the diary post Sunday Food: Turkey Dinner by Ruth Calvo.

    2012-11-18 09:08:33View | Delete

    yes, good idea!

  • Karin commented on the diary post Sunday Food: Turkey Dinner by Ruth Calvo.

    2012-11-18 08:43:40View | Delete

    There is usually loose gunk and globs of fat especially inside the bird, and washing is the best way to get rid of it, so I would definitely rinse it, even if you don’t brine the turkey. But I agree that brining produces a nice moist turkey.

  • Karin commented on the diary post Over Easy by Ruth Calvo.

    2012-11-15 06:30:19View | Delete

    Thanks, it seems we can’t get a word about Gaza on TV here. As much as I like some of the hosts on MSNBC, they specialize in domestic affairs, you wouldn’t know there was a coordinated anti-austerity strike across multiple countries in the EU this week.

  • Karin commented on the diary post Saturday Art: Hirshhorn Sculpture Garden by Ruth Calvo.

    2012-10-20 05:36:57View | Delete

    You bring up a good point about art being “tainted by mixed motives”. I love the Pepsico sculpture garden, not least because it is free and open to the public 365 days a year. But I have to remind myself that the guy who started it, Donald Kendall, was good buddies with Richard Nixon. Plus [...]

  • Karin commented on the diary post Saturday Art: Cultures Assimilate in Seville by Ruth Calvo.

    2012-04-08 06:50:01View | Delete

    Thanks, Ruth. This is so on my bucket list.

  • Karin commented on the diary post Saturday Art: Ancient and New Montenegro by Ruth Calvo.

    2012-02-18 07:11:29View | Delete

    Nice, I love walled cities.

  • Karin commented on the diary post “Credit Card Services” Phone Scam by waynec.

    2012-02-12 07:25:47View | Delete

    These calls go straight to voice mail when you call back, and the mailbox is always full, so you can’t leave a message.

  • Karin commented on the diary post “Credit Card Services” Phone Scam by waynec.

    2012-02-12 07:24:18View | Delete

    I get the same calls too, from various area codes around the country. I’ve tried holding on to talk to a human being, to ask to be removed put on the do-not-call list, but they always hang up on me before I finish asking. And I’ve tried asking them the name of the company who [...]

  • Karin commented on the blog post I Know It’s Only Shakira’s Ass, But I Like It … Blogging

    2012-02-12 07:15:39View | Delete

    I didn’t think the Springsteen song was THAT bad, but definitely below par, besides which, is the lyric supposed to be ironic? Because we don’ take care of our own.

  • Karin commented on the diary post Last Minute Clemency Appeal for Robert Gattis by Karin.

    2012-01-08 13:18:57View | Delete

    Thank you. Someone else also reported a problem with the site, but it was fine when I signed. Not sure why the discrepancy, I’ve used change.org many times before…

  • Karin commented on the diary post Saturday Art: Verdi and the Fall of Silvio Berlusconi by EdwardTeller.

    2012-01-08 10:47:03View | Delete

    Yes, I read about it in the New Yorker and saw the clip. What a beautiful moment, it made me tear up. OK, Va Pensiero often does that anyway! I remember reading somewhere that in surveys of opera lovers in the U.S., Puccini is the most popular composer, but among Italians Verdi is #1.

  • Karin wrote a new diary post: Last Minute Clemency Appeal for Robert Gattis

    2012-01-08 10:39:10View | Delete

    Robert Gattis is on death row in Delaware. A good friend of mine works for the Federal Public Defender’s office, the death penalty appeals unit, and this is his message:

    Friends, My Delaware client, Robert Gattis, will be executed on 1/20 if our team fails in our efforts to persuade the Board of Pardons and the Governor [...]

  • Karin commented on the diary post Sunday Food: Truffles by Ruth Calvo.

    2012-01-08 10:17:01View | Delete

    I’m an amateur mycologist, and I’ve picked all kinds of mushrooms around the country, but never attempted looking for truffles. In fact, I’ve never even tasted a truffle. And who knew they were in Texas?

  • Karin commented on the diary post The Gingerbread House Project by Kelly Canfield.

    2011-12-26 07:25:38View | Delete

    Great idea, and great job!

  • Karin commented on the diary post Saturday Art: Jacquemarts, Bell Strikers of Dubrovnik by Ruth Calvo.

    2011-12-24 07:28:34View | Delete

    This looks like fun to watch, Ruth. I’ve been to Dubrovnik, many years ago, but I don’t recall seeing them then.

  • Karin commented on the blog post Papandreou Will Step Down in Greece

    2011-11-07 09:20:56View | Delete

    Not to mention a number of 20th century dictatorships & the military junta.

  • The British Empire was benevolent? On what planet? And what exactly does post-British-colonial mean? Are you trying to say India was not controlled by the British when the Salt March took place, or that there was another colonial power other than the Brits there? The whole statement you make is nonsensical.

  • Karin commented on the diary post Saturday Art: Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial by Karin.

    2011-10-16 04:52:21View | Delete

    Yeah, weirdly authoritarian, that’s the phrase I was looking for.

  • Karin commented on the diary post Saturday Art: Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial by Karin.

    2011-10-16 04:50:43View | Delete

    What awesome quotes, it gives me chills. Thanks for your thoughtful comments. I neglected to add, because the post was getting kind of long, that the memorial also includes a number of quotes from Dr. King, and the one thing they did right was to leave out anything form the “I Have A Dream” speech, [...]

  • Karin commented on the diary post Saturday Art: Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial by Karin.

    2011-10-16 04:42:22View | Delete

    OK, his arms are crossed, but the mood of that photo is contemplative, whereas the statue is not. Maybe it’s the height at which the arms crossed, I don’t know, but it feels totally different. But thanks for searching that out. And I think from the side view it appears to be even less of [...]

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