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  • Starbuck commented on the diary post Over Easy: Monday Science by BoxTurtle.

    2014-09-01 15:30:47View | Delete

    Just got back from an art festival “Art in the Pearl” in NW Portland. Some nice stuff and some not so nice.

    I’m making my sausage and sauerkraut tonight.

  • Starbuck commented on the diary post Over Easy: Monday Science by BoxTurtle.

    2014-09-01 15:28:28View | Delete

    Treaties change.

  • Starbuck commented on the diary post Solar Roadways: The Amtrak Commission and Other News by Phoenix Woman.

    2014-09-01 11:00:05View | Delete

    Peaking demands can also be met by trading power between loads experiencing high peak demands and lower ones using interties. If the whole world’s load balance was significantly met in this manner, who would commit suicide by invading a neighbor who is sharing capacity?

  • Starbuck commented on the diary post Over Easy: Monday Science by BoxTurtle.

    2014-09-01 10:27:06View | Delete

    How long before we “help” Japan by allowing this soil to be transported, say to Hanford?

  • Starbuck commented on the diary post Over Easy: Monday Science by BoxTurtle.

    2014-09-01 08:58:06View | Delete

    Long distance plus Monday morning quarterbacking ( a fitting term,since it’s actually Monday!)is a tough call. My thought is we are rather far from anything posing as truth. But this needs to continue on as a diary of what we think is going on vs what actually is finally revealed. Helps to sharpen ones perceptions [...]

  • Starbuck commented on the diary post Over Easy: Monday Science by BoxTurtle.

    2014-09-01 08:51:49View | Delete

    What is notable is that this is the first time I’ve noticed the too warm cold water output. In fact, the hot water side was actually colder by about 4° until the hot output from the heater caught up. Musing on this, I wondered if this is an indicator of global warming. One consideration was [...]

  • Starbuck commented on the diary post Solar Roadways: The Amtrak Commission and Other News by Phoenix Woman.

    2014-09-01 07:57:40View | Delete

    Still looking for “The Savior” eh?

    There ain’t one. The savior is us, maybe.

  • Starbuck commented on the diary post Over Easy: Monday Science by BoxTurtle.

    2014-09-01 07:42:48View | Delete

    Good morning. We had a marvelous and very short-lived sunrise this morning, so short that by the time I grabbed the camera and went back outside, it disappeared. Probably 2 minutes. Yesterday, I discovered my “calibrated” left hand index finger still worked. It told me that the cold water was too warm. It’s calibrated ( [...]

  • Starbuck commented on the diary post Sunday Food: Ketchup by Ruth Calvo.

    2014-08-31 22:52:03View | Delete

    Had a fine Italian Pasta dinner with a Garlic Basil sauce over Penne, two kinds of cheese, a salad and wine.

    I’ve been reading a book: Restaurant Man, by Joe Bastianich, of Babbo, Del Posto and, of course Eataly. Not much about cooking but more about high end restaurants and insane menus!

  • Starbuck commented on the diary post Sunday Food: Ketchup by Ruth Calvo.

    2014-08-31 17:50:09View | Delete

    In that case, lettuce prey.

  • Starbuck commented on the diary post Sunday Food: Ketchup by Ruth Calvo.

    2014-08-31 13:05:26View | Delete

    Never tangle with a punmaster! He will put a hole in that sock.

  • Starbuck commented on the diary post Sunday Food: Ketchup by Ruth Calvo.

    2014-08-31 12:26:47View | Delete

    See! I knew a pun would start people into ketching up!

  • Starbuck commented on the diary post Sunday Food: Ketchup by Ruth Calvo.

    2014-08-31 11:48:15View | Delete

    Wow! Slowest Sunday evah!

    Everybody camping?

  • Starbuck commented on the diary post Sunday Food: Ketchup by Ruth Calvo.

    2014-08-31 10:46:34View | Delete

    Ketchup is what I am usually doing to go through my e-mails and learning new things about my various interests. I’m usually playing ketchup!

  • Starbuck commented on the diary post Real Fiscal Responsibility I: Preliminaries by letsgetitdone.

    2014-08-31 10:01:13View | Delete

    Is the US floating exchange rate a managed one or autonomous?

  • Starbuck commented on the blog post Ferguson and the Prophet Jeremiah

    2014-08-30 12:14:26View | Delete

    I was struck by this sentence:

    Even the stork in the heavens knows its times; and the turtledove, swallow, and crane observe the time of their coming; but my people do not know the ordinance of the LORD

    Look at it carefully. The animals know and observe the time of their coming, but not humans. They must know the ordinance of the Lord. The animals are to be trusted, but the people must be led.

    Talk about psycho babble! And a huge Non sequitur!

  • Starbuck commented on the blog post Come Saturday Morning: Some Good News

    2014-08-30 09:53:42View | Delete

    Right. She was. TV in the 60′s(50′s?)would not allow the actual violence of that sort to take place.

    Off to watch the opening concert of the Berlin Philharmonic doing Rachmaninoff and Stravinsky!

    Later…..

  • Starbuck commented on the blog post Come Saturday Morning: Some Good News

    2014-08-30 09:11:17View | Delete

    I can’t call balling one’s fist in her face and shouting “…pow! Right in the kisser!” comedy. Perhaps on the stage, bringing people’s attention to the buried violence driving some relationships might have value. But show after show, over how many seasons? only serves to dull the sensibilities to the effects of such behavior.

    I call it gallows humor, if even that.

    It’s interesting to note that the series was drawn from Gleason’s harsh Brooklyn childhood.

    The balance between violence and humor is better handled in M*A*S*H*, IMO.

    We watched, for the first time, Woody Allen’s film “Purple Rose of Cairo” (I love that title!) last night. Marital passion leading to violence shows up there as well, but it isn’t a laughing matter.

    (I can’t believe it was done in 1985 and being Allen fans, we took so long to see it!)

  • Starbuck commented on the blog post Come Saturday Morning: Some Good News

    2014-08-30 08:40:21View | Delete

    Discomfort with communications works both ways, discounting epithets and such.

    Go rent the “comedy” series with the euphemistic name “The Honeymooners”. My SO loves the comedy, whereas I am uncomfortable with it.

    But hey! Football season has begun!

  • Starbuck commented on the diary post Pull Up a Chair: Game Night by Elliott.

    2014-08-30 07:42:51View | Delete

    Good morning.

    I have a book called Games People Play by Eric Berne. An excellent reference book. Good for Berning the midnight oil!

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