This is too cute! Make sure to show it to any kids you know…
I can’t stop staring at the husky. Everyone else is moving around and the husky just keeps watching the camera, like “come on, throw the ball!” LOL
Click the photo to launch or here is the link: http://www.wimp.com/banddogs/
Actually, I made these a while ago but I’ve been remiss about posting, and I am sorry. They are a variety of jasper cabochons set in polymer clay. Most of these have been sold or grabbed by Scott but just email me if you are interested in anything similar. Anyway, I hope you like them, I think they are so cool…
Here is an article from the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center’s Newsletter that focuses on Tina, me and the current trend in mastectomy tattoos. Yep, it is a trend. We met at her shop and photographer Robert Hood took a few shots of us together. Here is the picture of me. Click the link below to see a picture of Tina with me as the background. One of the other tattooists mentioned, Vyvyn Lazonga, runs the shop where Tina worked when we began our project.
Click here to read the full article: Fred Hutch
The traditional European festivals of Hallowe’en, Samhain, the Feast of the Dead and All Soul’s Eve’ are celebrated on or around October 31st in the Northern Hemisphere. In the Southern Hemisphere, this is the seasonal equivalent of our May Day. Samhain, the hallowed eve’ (or Halloween) marks the true end of Summer and the beginning of Winter’s quarter of the year, the portion of the year dedicated to the night forces. Persephone assumes her role as Queen in the underworld and according to tradition, this is when the dead walk among us and return to their homes.
Celebrations honoring the dead, both departed loved ones and scary ghosts, are found as far back as ancient Egypt and within as varied cultural groups as the Iroquois and Huron in the New World, and the Celts, Romans, Britons in the Old. I haven’t found any evidence that Central American countries celebrated this holiday until after the Spanish Conquest but they’ve made up for lost time with their three day El Dias de los Muertas. All of these festivals take place between the Autumn Equinox and the Winter Solstice, although the Huron festival was only celebrated every fifteenth year or when the tribe made a major geographical move, leaving behind the bones of the departed.
This year’s Day of the Dead festival will end with a total Solar Eclipse on November 3. It will be visible from the South Eastern part of the US. Check it out on Time and Date.com
Commemorate this time by listening to Mozart’s Requiem and lighting a candle to honor your ancestors, your teachers, those explorers who have gone before and who walk among us this night. Watch some movies dealing with the supernatural: The Wizard of Oz, The Gift, Sixth Sense, Stir of Echoes, or Dead Again are some of my favorites.
Click here to read some great articles about Halloween, curses and zombies from Archeology Magazine.
Click here for local events from the Seattle PI.
So Mozart’s Requiem Mass is one of my favorite pieces of music in the whole world. Below is the complete Karl Bohm version from YouTube and it is beautiful, very lyrical and grand. We have several versions and the one of Peter Shreier conducting the Leipzig Radio Chorus from 1983 is actually the one I would recommend over this one so if you are looking to add it to your collection, get that one. I have listened to it hundreds of times and it still both gives me goosebumps and brings me to tears. I just looked it up on Amazon for you and … Interesting, I’m glad I’m not completely off base, it is considered good by much better informed listeners than I. Click here to read about the Schreier Requiem.
Is this amazing?
No it is not a shark.
It is a dog, a pet dog, in fact, diving for a tennis ball. See the ball?
Click the link to see more in the series, they are all pretty freaky… and toothy!
Here is the link: Diving Dogs
It has been way too long in between recipes… but it is Autumn and this looks like the colors of fall leaves, doesn’t it? This version is super-quick, low calorie, vegan, with no added fats, but I’ll add some variations in the postscript in case you want to change it up.
makes 2 large servings, 230 calories each.
1 eggplant, cubed (I don’t peel them)
1 carrot, cubed (you can cut it into discs, I just like how it looks shape-wise with the eggplant & corn)
1 2/3 cup frozen corn
1 can S&W stewed Roma Tomatoes, Italian style, 14.5 oz.
Imagine Brand No-Chicken Broth, Low Sodium, 2 cups
2 bay leaves
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp (or less) Tamari
Add salt & pepper to taste
Place cut up vegies in microwaveable bowl and cover (I use a corning ware casserole) cook on high 5 minutes.
Meantime, place a soup pot on burner and heat broth and tomatoes with their liquid, add vegetables and remaining ingredients to liquid and simmer until carrots are tender and flavors are blended, about 20 to 30 minutes. Enjoy with bread or crackers if desired.
For even lower calories, you could substitute yellow pepper for corn, but I like corn and the starchiness makes it filling. You could also use different flavors of S&W tomatoes and stock to change the character of the broth. If you like olive oil and would like a higher fat, higher calorie version, instead of cooking your vegetables in the microwave, brown an onion in olive oil, then add liquids to pot. cook as per remaining instructions.
I read about her and decided to share her with you. I hope you enjoy her blog and are as touched by her story as I am.
Click here to read Heather’s page.
Facts about mesothelioma and asbestos
- Every year around 3,000 people are diagnosed with mesothelioma, a deadly cancer caused by exposure to asbestos.
- Did you know ASBESTOS IS STILL NOT BANNED IN THE US? Roughly 30 million pounds are still used each year.
- Even more than 30 years after the peak of its use, asbestos exposure is still the NUMBER ONE cause of occupational cancer in the US.
- Navy Veterans are at the greatest risk to develop mesothelioma as asbestos was widely used in Naval ships and shipyards.
- New Study Finds Occupation Unrelated to ‘Latency Period’ in Mesothelioma, According to Surviving Mesothelioma (prweb.com)
- Mesothelioma: Two Groundbreaking Trials Into Treatments for Asbestos-Related Cancer (workers-compensation.blogspot.com)
- Four Scary Mesotelioma Facts (Infographic) (cultureblog.co.uk)
- The Signs and Symptoms of Mesothelioma (cancer.answers.com)
- The Global Crisis of Mesothelioma (stateofglobe.com)