Monthly Archives: April 2011

The Wave

This is another stitching piece designed by Diane Hermann, who also designed Mayan Lightning.  It is a piece that uses a Bargello curve to follow the mathematical approximation of a wave washing up on shore:  f(x) = 5 sin x … Continue reading

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March photo

Here’s the photo that I used for the previous header.   This picture was taken March 4, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois.

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Lentil Soup

Lentil Soup in the Crock Pot 1 can diced tomato 1 can chicken broth or equivalent 1 cup carrots chopped 2 stalks celery chopped 1.5 cups lentils 1 onion (optional)* 1 sausage chopped (optional)* Bay leaf Salt to taste Put … Continue reading

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The Yiddish Policeman’s Union

The Yiddish Policeman’s Union by Michael Chabon This is a murder mystery with a Yiddish twang, and wow can Chabon write! The story is a series of unexpected twists and turns and fascinating characters. The bleak Sitka landscape and weather … Continue reading

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Personal MBA – Chapter 1

Personal MBA by Josh Kaufman An MBA is an unusual degree in that it isn’t required to “practice” in the field. You don’t need an MBA to become a successful businessman. The most important aspects of the field can be … Continue reading

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King’s Speech

The King’s Speech, winner of 2011 Academy Award for Best Picture This movie stands out, even with all the hype that it is a terrific movie. It’s sometimes disappointing to see a movie you expect to be terrific. This movie … Continue reading

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