Archive for the ‘Uncategorized’ Category

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Long, but interesting – even chilling

January 3, 2023
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Happy New Year

December 31, 2022
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Sappy Dogs

December 30, 2022

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Deep dive

December 28, 2022

Another interesting production from MetaBallStudios

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I had no idea

December 27, 2022

This is a Russian Tea Biscuit.

I grew up in a suburb on the east side of Cleveland where we had a plethora of independent, and excellent, bakeries. Russian Tea Biscuits were a part of the bakery scene.

It was not until recently that I read that the large (massive) pastries were unknown outside of Cleveland.

People talk about Russian Tea Cakes . . .

These are from Betty Crocker – and are in my vintage Betty Crocker Cookbook.

These are Russian Tea Cookies . . .

Not even close.

These are also “Russian Tea Biscuits” . . .

Similar, but tiny. These are what I would call rugelach, a pastry relative.

The REAL Russian Tea Biscuits are large, ~3″ x 4.”

Here’s the whole story from Washington Jewish Week. I get mine at Davis Bakery, or The Stone Oven.

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The Catwalk

December 23, 2022

Our beautiful Hobbes pussyfooting around on the mantle.

Yes, he is a large cat.

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Skill and artistry

December 22, 2022
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What fun!

December 21, 2022

Read more about Jacob Collier and his experiments in music at New Atlas

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Contemplating fusion

December 20, 2022

Following up on the recent announcement that a nuclear fusion reaction has been accomplished that yielded a net increase in energy (!) I offer this explanation of the reaction from Visual Capitalist.

Also, I have read about many countries and U.S. states abandoning their nuclear energy producing facilities, so I was interested to read this story about nuclear facilities in the U.S. – also at Visual Capitalist. Including the fact that the USA is the world’s largest producer of nuclear energy.

Happy Tuesday!

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Dear Santa,

December 14, 2022

Lego-loving, indeed! Lego has recreated one of my FAVORITE buildings – not 1:1 scale, but still pretty darn big. And it is beautiful!

The company recognizes that Legos are not just for children and is responding to the adult market, as well.

I love that you have the option of building Gustaf Eiffel’s office on the top floor of the model. See earlier post.

I am afraid my cats might love it, too.

Read more at My Modern Met