Speaking of Faith | Deciphering the Da Vinci Code

Speaking of Faith | Deciphering the Da Vinci Code
Must record more of these shows for E.

beliefnet: Tony Hendra and ‘Father Joe’

beliefnet: Tony Hendra talks about his bestselling book, ‘Father Joe,’ and the man behind it

I really like this book; Father Joe is an ideal of the listening loving father figure, not ideological or even apparently capable of the little selfishnesses of normal humanity. I’m glad E gave me a copy; I’ll be revisiting Father Joe again.

John Kerry: The Most Liberal Senator? An Analysis

John Kerry: The Most Liberal Senator? An Analysis

He is not the most liberal senator. No he is not. Follow the link to deconstruct the latest right-wing talking point that’s been taken out of context; repeated as truth by the vice president; it’s false, and they know it.

Photoshop: Comic Art Effect

MacMerc.com: Adobe Photoshop Tip: Comic Art Effect

I’ve got to figure out how to get image files into this blog.

Sautéed Chicken With Green Olives and White Wine

Sautéed Chicken With Green Olives and White Wine

Time: 45 minutes

3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
4 leg-thigh pieces chicken, cut in 2, or 8 thighs
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
2 cups white wine
1 cup cracked green olives
1 lemon, thinly sliced, seeds removed 1/2 cup broken walnut pieces 1/4 cup coarsely chopped parsley leaves, for garnish

1. Put oil in a deep skillet or casserole, preferably nonstick. Turn heat to medium-high. When oil is hot, add chicken, skin side down, and brown it well, rotating and turning pieces as necessary, about 10 to 15 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.
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2. With chicken skin side up, add wine and olives. Adjust heat so mixture simmers vigorously, 10 to 15 minutes.

3. When chicken is almost done, place sliced lemon on it, and cook 2 to 3 minutes more. Arrange chicken and lemon on a platter, and stir walnuts into sauce. Taste, and adjust seasoning, then spoon sauce over chicken. Sprinkle with parsley, and serve.

Yield: 4 servings.

Failure Is Not an Option, It’s Mandatory

Failure Is Not an Option, It’s Mandatory. Thomas Frank asserts the failure of the proposed Federal Marriage Amendment was planned, to appeal to the conservative base, and to show the “control” of society by “liberal elites.” He’s got a plausible point.

.Lomography 3.0~ / _homesDeLuxe

Peter Heckman’s NZ wonderland:
.Lomography 3.0~ / _homesDeLuxe

BladeForums.com Articles: Sharpening FAQ- The Fundementals of Sharpening, by Joe Talmadge

BladeForums.com Articles: Sharpening FAQ- The Fundementals of Sharpening, by Joe Talmadge
Thanks to Sam Devore, Frontier guru who has saved my edublog bacon more than once, for the link.

Old Soldiers–by Tony Hendra

Another Harper’s piece by Tony Hendra: Old Soldiers, honoring the remaining survivors of the International Brigades who fought against Franco and the fascists in the Spanish Civil War.
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Nice Pen-size LED Flashlight

This looks excellent:

LED flashlight – LED-LENSER V16 Pen Size Micro Flashlight

Ellen and I have started volunteering at the Fox Theatre (Allman Brothers in September…) and I need a nice flashlight for reading tickets. Ah, gadget justification. Now, I did buy the nice 2 x AAA squeezable flashlight with the nice Fox Theatre logo on it last night, our first ushering job (Bubbling Brown Sugar – the quality of the show was exceeded by the quality of singing of some of the cast). Well, I want something nicer than that, and here’s my chance. If only I can a place that will ship it for less than $10. It’s Sunday, and I can’t get the vendors on the phone and I don’t want to register at their website until I’m sure that’s where I want to buy it. I’m surprised it isnt’ more widely sold; U.S. vendors are difficulty to find.

The flashlight I want is made by ZweiBruder Optoelectronics, a German company. Some of their products are sold under the Eddie Bauer label at Target, but not the flashlight I want.