Self Learns Something New Every Day!

Self has a two-week-old issue of The New York Times on her coffee table. On p. D6 is an article on The Season’s Best Fruit, by Pete Wells.

#3 is Blueberries

  • Blueberries are the only big-deal summer fruit that isn’t native to North America.They earn their high ranking in part by appearing so often in the wild, spread across valley meadows and mountaintop clearings. The ground-hugging, scrubby bushes have the darkest, smallest, most concentrated fruit, while the high-bush varieties will fill your hat or basket faster. A small haul can be enough for pancakes, muffins or a bowl of cereal; more means a fool or a pie. For either one, try making half into a compote and, after it cools, stirring in the other half. Big portions of blueberries alone can be a luxury.

Stay tuned, dear blog readers. Stay tuned.

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Arch, Dome, or Half-Circle

What a Fun Foto Challenge from Cee Neuner!

Below are some arches from a visit to the San Francisco Zoo, about a month ago:

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Flamingos, San Francisco Zoo

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More Flamingos!

Stay tuned, dear blog readers. Stay tuned.

Today, All Sorts of Things

Went to Stanford to listen in on Feminist, Gender, & Sexuality Studies’ Honors Thesis Presentations. Half of the news buildings are called ‘Munger.’

The first presenter read her poetry.

The second presenter talked of her work with a Redwood City organization, teaching Sex Education.

The third talked about breasts and their significance and about a genre called verbatim theater which pulls together excerpts from interviews (Like Anna Deavere Smith; I believe she pioneered the genre)

The fourth talked about the stunning decline in the number of abortion clinics in her home state of Texas.

Went home to listen for election results and found that the measure to raise San Francisco Bay Area bridge tolls (except for the Golden Gate Bridge) had passed. And that Judge Aaron Persky, who in 2016 sentenced rapist Brock Turner to six months in prison was likely to be recalled, the first judge to be recalled since 1932.

Kudos to the two Swedish grad students who stopped Turner and chased him down so that he could face charges. It happened here, right here, on campus. History.

Stay tuned, dear blog readers. Stay tuned.

 

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