Archive for the ‘Uncategorized’ Category


Long, but interesting – even chilling

January 3, 2023

Happy New Year

December 31, 2022

Sappy Dogs

December 30, 2022


Deep dive

December 28, 2022

Another interesting production from MetaBallStudios


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.


The Catwalk

December 23, 2022

Our beautiful Hobbes pussyfooting around on the mantle.

Yes, he is a large cat.


Skill and artistry

December 22, 2022

What fun!

December 21, 2022

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


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!


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