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Friday Hawk Blogging

April 29, 2022

Something worth keeping

April 28, 2022

Sometimes a recipe (or a memory) is so good that it calls out to be immortalized. I was touched by these memorials to the culinary skills of loved ones.

Naomi Miller-Dawson’s recipe for spritz cookies lives on Brooklyn’s Green-Wood Cemetery.

Kaye Andrews’ fudge recipe was so good that her family wanted it immortalized on her headstone in Logan, Utah’s City Cemetery.

I wish I could read Hebrew. Ida Kleinman’s family loved her nut rolls so much that they inscribed the recipe on her headstonein Rehovot Cemetery, Israel. With strawberry jam, cinnamon sugar and ground pecans, they sound like rugelah to me. Yum.

All from Atlas Obscura.


Something beautiful

April 27, 2022
credit: NASA

This is a picture of the Earth’s horizon at sunrise. The photo was taken by crew members on the International Space Station. On the horizon, you can see clouds over the South China Sea silhouetted against the dawn.


It is National Pretzel Day

April 26, 2022

And Tattoo Tuesday

What’s knot to love?



April 26, 2022

April 25 is DNA Day – a day commemorating the completion of the human genome in 2003 and the discovery of DNA in 1953. This statue in Russia playfully acknowledges the contribution of laboratory mice in furthering science.

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“Tucked away in central Russia, an adorable statue pays homage to the animals that lose their lives in the name of science every year. Located in Siberia in the city of Novosibirsk, the sculpture shows a scholarly looking mouse knitting. And when one looks closer, it’s apparent that this mouse isn’t knitting an ordinary scarf or a hat. No, it’s actually knitting a double-strand of DNA.

The sculpture sits in front of the Institute of Cytology and Genetics at the Russian Academy of Sciences and was completed in 2013. Called the Monument to the Laboratory Mouse, it was designed to honor the 55th anniversary of the founding of the institute. Forged from bronze, it took a year to complete. The mouse wears spectacles on the bridge of its nose, lost in concentration about the work that it’s doing.

‘It combines both the image of a laboratory mouse and a scientist, because they are connected to each other and serve one cause,’ said sculptor Andrei Kharkevich of the design. “The mouse is imprinted at the time of scientific discovery.'”

From My Modern Met


A little humor for Monday

April 25, 2022

Tyger! Tyger! Burning bright

(Not sure if I spelled that right)

What immortal hand or eye

Could fashion such a stripy guy?

What the hammer that hath hewn it

Into such a chonky unit?

Did who made the lamb make thee,

Or an external franchisee?

What the hammer? What the nail

That attached thy swishy tail?

What the forge and what the bellows

Where were wrought you floofy fellows?

On what anvil wert thou wrought?

In what smithy? Who’d have thought

A beast so fearsome, fierce and hungry

Could be made by ironmongery?

Credit Robin Johnson via Robb, via Regan with thanks.

Credit: Bill Watterson

Sappy Cat Blogging

April 22, 2022


April 20, 2022

More information is at Visual Capitalist

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Happy Easter

April 17, 2022


Sappy Friday

April 15, 2022