Monday, December 15, 2008

Snow, shoes, and blackberry pies

Snowy morning.   Going to be frozen for several days.  Beautiful- everything white.  How about that Iraqi shoe thrower?  Good throw and good duck.  Was Bush ever in a 3 Stooges movie?  A pie would have been more to my taste, but then there are those cultural differences, and it might have been harder to get two pies into the event.  I like blackberry.  We have a Blackberry Pie Society here in town. They are political. Blackberries make a beautiful purple stain, and are yummy in the tummy

Wednesday, November 26, 2008


Here it is the day before Thanksgiving and I'm going to pick a lot of yellowfoots and some hedgehogs.  Got a bunch 2 days ago- they're coming on.  Didn't find any chantrelles yesterday, but found some nice ones today.   More good mild mushroom weather- ahead and behind.  Should be finding enough to start drying yellowfoots  in a couple of days.  Good weather to go with a good election.  Amazing, the optimism as the economy thrashes around without finding a bottom.  Well, luckily it has not hit me yet.  Things to do and mushrooms to find.  Yummy in the tummy.  Been making a sort of Persian pomogranate  soup with the mushrooms, tumeric, garlic,peppers, brown rice, lentils, cumin, thyme,coriander, onions, ragu vegetable spaghetti sauce and  green vegies.  Sure like that pomagranate-reported to be healthy.  Makes a nice drink, as well as soup.   Put some prawns in tonight's bowl.  Yummy in the tummy.  There, I said yummy in the tummy again. again

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Here we go again, fracturing my blog- been posting since May 2005.  Will Humpty Dumpty ever get back together again?  Where will this post end up?  Is May 2005 in the archives?  Ah, post is where it should be, but somewhere out there are some recent posts and stuff.  Let's see if we can get Gypsie's slideshows linked up.  Hoping to see her again in Pai early next year- she already has her ticket to Bangkok.

Saturday, November 08, 2008


I am very optimistic about Obama- what an opportunity for the world, as well as such a surprise, if one looks at the longer time frame, as I now can.  These last 8 years have been hard to feel good about our leadership.  It will be good to believe that my president is on my side, the side of most of us/US/the world. 
 like going forth into our future with the belief that my president is an intelligent, talented,  and well intentioned guy.

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Thai beach

A new bridge is under construction, and soon it will be nice pavement from Laos and on into Cambodia
Kevin and Baba Bob in Labang Prabang, Laos.  We had some freakish cold weather.  Brrr

Thursday, April 03, 2008

gods and godesses

When making love, I think Gods/Godesses must have given us this gift, and thank you very much, but otherwise, I don't know, but I'm thankful for this opportunity.

Wednesday, April 02, 2008

been awhile

Yep, just got back from over 2 months of looking for shade in Thailand, Laos and Cambodia.    Sure was nice- the shade and the people- beautiful countries.  Started out in Bangkok- Khosan Road and yummy orange juice from the smiling orange juice ladies on the police station corner, and then across town to see my dentist-2 visits and $540 included a cap and 3 fillings and a cleaning.  Well a couple of days later Bob and Kevin showed up and we visited Michael K. and generally had a couple of nights on the town before they headed off south and I took the train to Chiang Mai and bus to Pai, where we all got rooms in the same guesthouse as our friend Gypsie.  Pai is a nice valley town with an expat population that supports a music scene, and there was a raegae festival while we were there that attracted a lot of people.  Gypsie continued to go daily  to the beautiful hotsprings until we all left for Labong Prabang.