Doggies in Madagascar
Monday, July 08, 2013      2 comments

Yes! there are both dogs and cats in Madagascar. Cats are kept for mousing, but I saw one man working in his garden with two cats, so that perhaps means they also provide a supervisory roll :-D But I saw many more dogs. I don't know what ... Read more
The Traveler's Tree
Sunday, July 07, 2013      1 comments

In Madagascar, there is a native "tree", that kind of looks like a relative of the banana plant. So I'm not sure it would be technically classified as a tree, but it is ver... Read more
Driving in Madagascar
Sunday, July 07, 2013      1 comments

Yesterday, navigating a parking lot, I was waiting for a Land Rover to pass by in the main lane out, then she slowed down so much, to clear a speed bump, I just went ahead and made the left turn ahead of her. A couple days earlier, in another p... Read more
When you can't drink the water
Thursday, July 04, 2013      1 comments

This is a continuation of my posts on my trip to Madagascar. Okay, SparkPeople has this huge thing about drinking lots of water. Eight cups of water. sun-tea jugs of water. can't leave my home without a bottle filled with water, or two. W... Read more
Food in Madagascar
Wednesday, July 03, 2013      1 comments

Thought you all might be curious about what they eat in Madagascar--since I was just there on vacation. Things are a bit upside down there from how things are here. For instance, chicken is the expensive meat. Zebu (their version of cat... Read more
Just returned from Madagascar
Saturday, June 29, 2013      2 comments

I did a very different thing for me. I took a vacation in a far away place. I did a tour around Madagascar. My son and I went together, and we spent a few days in France, a place I had also not visited before, then flew the rest of the way do... Read more
car is better
Tuesday, December 14, 2010      0 comments

I got the rest of the coils changed in my car (one per cylinder) and now it is running fine again. Now I have a cold, and my son's concert is tonight. I'm trying to decide whether to go in to work or not at this moment. I woke up with a bad s... Read more
I just wrote a pretty good response to a lost motivation post
Monday, December 13, 2010      4 comments

Hi ----- One great way to stay motivated is to cheer people on in these message boards. I'll tell you how to do it. 1) Communicate that you heard them. Either identify with them ("I know how you feel"), or validate their feelings ("Th... Read more
Hmm what to write about. Steamed Puddings?
Monday, December 13, 2010      2 comments

I don't know how much people want to hear about steamed puddings, but they are kind of cool and old fashioned. And what are you supposed to do when you have been gifted with a bag of the pointy persimmons besides making persimmon pudding? I as... Read more
Made baked falafel burger patties
Sunday, November 14, 2010      3 comments

This morning I had another success from my veggie burger book, the baked falafel burger. since it isn't deep fried, the calorie count is quite good, and the food processor does most of the work. There was one nervous moment when the burger... Read more
need to park a sudoku puzzle.
Sunday, November 14, 2010      3 comments

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Tofu Success!
Sunday, October 31, 2010      4 comments

I made a tofu and chard burger that held together! And still tasted good. The trick was to use regular tofu, not super firm. The regular tofu turned to paste when I put the half of it into the food processor, while the super firm stuff had tur... Read more
Answer to Maria
Saturday, October 30, 2010      1 comments

I was writing this in the comments area to Maria, and then realized it was more of another blog than a comment, so I made it one. I did take drama a long time ago when I was in a private grade school, but that was it. The school was an alt... Read more
In the medical area
Thursday, October 28, 2010      1 comments

Well, there isn't that much more to go. They got me to the medical area and onto a cot without any incedent. But I'm afraid that the work they did in there wasn't the best. They did finally see the break on my arm, but they didn't feel me from... Read more
Earthquake victim part deux.
Wednesday, October 27, 2010      2 comments

Ok so we were assigned to our spots in an empty building, with just some stuff being stored in it, for the rescuers to find. It takes a while for rescuers to get organized and start showing up so we sat around and talked. One of the consultant... Read more

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