|Another Picasaweb find.|
There's an interesting discussion about education and educating going on over at Bookworm Room.
|Another Picasaweb find.|
|A prosperous corner|
|A not-so-prosperous corner|
|Dé jàvu 400 Dauphine Street|
|Antenna not included|
|Really really good|
|Page 199 of Courier and Ives' Chronicles of America edited by John Lowell Pratt (1968)|
|From River Gages dot com which is really a dot army dot mil site|
|Check it out. We know what's in our Outdoor Burgers.|
|Fire up the grill.|
|And get 'er done.|
A YOUNG MAN came to me looking for a possible position with our company.
Not wishing to say an absolute "no," I said there might be a job for him in one of our stores, and suggested he talk with someone in the Personnel Department.
"What would I do in a store?" he asked, looking doubtful.
So I told him-- and the story was exactly the same as it has been throughout the history of retailing, and, indeed, of any business where a beginner makes his beginning.
"Since you are a green hand," I said, "the store manager would start you in hustling stock, sweeping ans scrubbing floors, washing windows, and, in your spare time, he would train you to be a merchant. This is, of course, if you get a job."
He shook his head. "I want to be in the advertising department,
Universities land federal grant to pursue energy efficiency
Thanks to a grant from the United States Department of Energy, three public universities in Mississippi will be sharing funding to support energy efficient facility improvements in order to cut energy consumption by 20 percent by 2020.
An announcement came Wednesday at three succeeding press conferences in Oxford, Starkville and Columbus.
In addition to grant funding, the Tennessee Valley Authority will commit $150,000 to each of the three universities - Mississippi State University, Mississippi University for Women and the University of Mississippi - over three years.
Part of the Department of Energy's $7.9 million investment to reduce energy costs across 13 states, Mississippi's $725,000 State Energy Program grant was the largest amount awarded to any state in the Advancing Energy Efficiency in Public Buildings category according to Karen Bishop, director of the Mississippi Development Authority's Energy and Natural Resources Division.
"This award will create a path ... to implement energy management strategies in the state in a creation of a retrofit strategy for all state universities," [Karen Bishop, director of the Mississippi Development Authority's Energy and Natural Resources Division] said.Say what?
And welcome all you danged foreigners from other nations
Dear Lord be with our guests and prepare them
For the butt whopping they are about to receive
The Olympics in Georgia
God you know we’re gonna screw that up
I guarantee you
When they let those doves go at the opening ceremony
There are gonna be guys in the parking lot with shotguns
And we will not have a flame
That big without a pig on it, I guarantee
Some fat guy going
“Danged good barbecue top of them stairs up there
They ain't got no hand rail be careful"
Of all the games that the rednecks play
There’s some crazy events
If you know about the redneck ways
Then it makes perfect sense
|Spied as I was wandering randomly around Barnes & Noble|
The Grand Design (2010), co-authored with Stephen Hawking.Plus two co-authored children's books. He's at Cal Tech.
The Drunkard's Walk: the story of randomness and its role in our lives (2008)
|You get a 7% discount. Whoo freaking hoo.|
The rapid growth of the catfish industry in the 1980s and 1990s led it to become one of the most important agricultural activities in states such as Mississippi, Arkansas, Alabama, and Louisiana. The combined production acreage of these four states makes up 94 percent of all catfish production acreage. Mississippi has had more acreage in catfish production than the other three states combined and has held this position since the late 1980s. The catfish industry generates an economic impact of billions of dollars and is the primary source of economic activity and employment in a number of Mississippi counties.
|On Friday, August 10 and Saturday, August 11, Gear Choices in Holsters, Tactical Clothing & Personal Self-Defense Accessories|
|Recipes-->Big Food-->Desserts-->Pies and Pie Fillings-->Cream (non-fruit) Pies-->and even when I got here I had to think about it.|
|Not my Post Office. Mine's way bigger! (haha)|
|It's a dry county!|
|All laid out|
... a spin-off blog. (I'll get around to making it look nicer.) My blog, Big Food, Big Garden, Big Life: in Rural Mississippi is about just those things: food, garden, life (including the dogs). There, I joke frequently that the blog is not a political blog. It is-- but not explicitly. I want it to be a day-by-day testament to the sort of life you can have only when you cook at home and grow your own veggies and make your own decisions about what sort of life you want to make for yourself.
Some things I've written/will write aren't good fits for Big Food etc. It's as simple as that. Hence, Other Thoughts.
What follows is a short essay I wrote (when we lived in Cincinnati) for the premier gun rights organization in Ohio. In late 2008, the editors of the Ohioans for Concealed Carry (OFCC) hard-copy newsletter wanted someone to write a piece advocating open carry, which is legal in Ohio. The issue also included a piece-- ironically written by someone using a pseudonym-- which was anti-open carry. The issue generated a lot of discussion. I won, by the way. From a commenter:
In my opinion the winner of the debate is-
The rest is here.[Marica], by an intellectual knock out. She logically explained her position, and won me over.
|Let's go for a run!|
|How about a swim?|
|HOLY COW! There are TREATS, too! BIG LIFE!|
The Privilege of Being AmericanI AM CONCERNED, as I know you are, too, with the fact that many of us are losing sight of what I call the main road of American progress-- the exercising of individual initiative, the assuming of individual responsibility. We have let ourselves stray a long way on a side road, by gradually, almost imperceptibly, relinquishing our privilege to do a job for ourselves.Maybe it seems strange to you, my using the word "privilege" in such a sense. Privilege, to most people means something-for-nothing, an unearned opportunity. ...
|The peppers are beginning to come in!|
You may have heard on the news about a southern California man put under 72-hour psychiatric observation when it was found he owned 100 guns and allegedly had (by rough estimate) 100,000 rounds of ammunition stored in his home. The house also featured a secret escape tunnel.Keep reading-- it's pretty funny.
My favorite quote from the dimwit television reporter: “Wow! He has about a quarter million machine gun bullets.” The headline referred to it as a “massive weapons cache”.
1. a person who is weak and infirm; a person sickly or indisposed.
2. a person who is infirm, wounded, maimed or otherwise disabled for active service. The hospitals for invalids at Chelsea and Greenwich, in England, are institutions honorable to the English nation.
|The American Woman's Cookbook edited and revised by Ruth Berolzheimer, Director, Culinary Arts Institute (1946)|
A DOCTOR'S advise is necessary in planning the diet for an invalid, as each case must be considered individually. The following general suggestions are intended to help the housewife who, in addition to her other work, has the duty of ministering to the needs of the sick and convalescent.
- ... [before serving the meal] remove all bottles and suggestions of medicine from the room...
- ... serve everything as nicely as possible...
- ... the patient should not be consulted about the food to be brought to him [but] his likes and dislikes should be considered as far as possible.
- ... be sure the patient is ready for [the meal], with hands and face washed...
- The tray should be covered with a clean napkin or tray cover, and the dishes and serving should be very dainty.
- Invalids will often take liquid diet through a straw...
- In contagious diseases, sterilize everything ... by boiling in water for ten minutes.