Archive for April, 2005

Kung Pao

Wednesday, April 27th, 2005

An essence of chili, ginger, garlic with peppers and peanuts, Kung Pao mixes hot and spicy with vinegar, soy and sweet into a uniquely delicious Chinese dish.

Hanson keeping it real

Saturday, April 23rd, 2005

My favorite commentator on the US military and current policy, Victor Davis Hanson keeps it real. This essay looks at the War on Islamic Terrorism noting past mistaken assumptions and current realities. Hanson sums up our mideast foreign policy challenge: After all these years, do not expect praise or gratitude for billions poured into Iraq, […]

National Negativism –Unreal realists and the time to move on

Sunday, April 17th, 2005

Syndicated talk-radio host Neal Boortz is notorious for decrying the harm of “negativism” in one’s life. He goes so far as to say that an individual should disassociate himself from people in his life who are a “negative influence” because their attitude rubs off and brings him down merely by its presence. This week’s essay […]

Spicy, grilled chicken

Saturday, April 16th, 2005

Here’s an easy recipe I’ve developed for making flavorful and moderately spicy grilled chicken. You can use any part of the chicken you like (or have): legs, wings or boneless breasts and thighs. The chicken is wonderful grilled on your charcoal smoker, gas grill or even on a cast-iron grill on the stovetop (my personal […]

Google maps — unexpected finds

Saturday, April 16th, 2005

As I’ve written, Google maps are a wonderful new venture by the google geniuses — especially with the integrated satellite coverage. However, this has led to a new discovery: unexpected and surprising finds that lurk in the satellite imagery. Wired has the scoop in this story, Surprises Lurk in Satellite Snaps . Among the finds: […]

Google Maps – Wow (Window On our World)!

Friday, April 8th, 2005

For the last month or so I’ve been playing with Google Maps , and Wow! Google has done it again. Being a cartographer by training and a computer programmer by trade I have a special appreciation for the blending of art and technology that this astouding website represents. Some of the things that blow me […]

Activists Pharmacists, a followup

Friday, April 8th, 2005

I just talked to my Dad the pharmacist about my post on Activists Pharmacists, and he added a couple of relevant points: A pharmacists is not obligated to fill any prescription. A prescription is the property of the patient. Thanks, dad, for pointing out those relevant facts. We both agreed that the proper solution to […]

Pope John Paul II — resolute manifest

Friday, April 8th, 2005

The last week saw an extraordinary series of events surrounding the death of Pope John Paul II culiminating in today’s funeral. So much has been written that I see no need to link to the hundreds of wonderful articles on his life you’ve no doubt already read. The 24-hour media saturation of events in Rome […]