Winter Wildlife

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 Figure 1: A look through the kitchen window, brings the park to me!

I go to the park less frequently in the winter season, but sometimes the park comes to me!  Here is a photo that was taken from the kitchen window.

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More Talk about Coffee

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We love to talk about coffee, don’t we? Well, we love our favorite crutch, and its faithful ability to get us through all the otherwise groggy mornings. Recently, I’ve been spending time on some of the internet coffee forums, learning things that (as a person whose habit runs well over four decades) – I was surprised I didn’t know. It was a good break from the usual forums-to–visit list, and the much more droll postings I put on my https://programmingmiscellany.wordpress.com site.

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Hutch for President 2016

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With great enthusiasm and fanfare the announcement was made today at the Canis Lupis party headquarters near Raleigh, North Carolina. Hutch is running again!

With the party’s financial woes still lingering from the last failed attempt, some frugality has been necessitated with reusing the 2012 placards. Yet – the party hopefuls are up beat about the chances, and are reorganizing the platform to appeal to the squirrel as well as the cat demographics. Hutch, quoted as “Wot Wo!” – meaning “We will have a broader voter appeal this time around …”

Cherry Pie

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What makes a good cherry pie? In my opinion, it’s the starch that does it. Substitute tapioca flour for about half of the cornstarch you would normally use, and forget about the cornstarch altogether. It makes the cherry pie good even when it’s cold. It’s not too runny, not too gelatinous, and very tasty. I’ve found that cutting the sugar back to three eighths of a cup (rather than the half cup often suggested) – really brings out the cherries, without making them too sugary-sweet.

Hutch has a birthday

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Posted April 3 2015:

Happy Birthday Hutch!  Can he already be seven years old? (Well, he’s forty nine in dog years, but a good looking forty-something, dontcha think?).  Time really flies for a dog. He’s wondering why it’s picture day, and his sleep’s being interrupted.  Knock off the flash, would you?

 

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Trying to look handsome!

 

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OK – I’m going back to the important stuff that you interrupted!

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C’mon! Can you leave me be!?
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And – since Starsk is Hutch’s litter mate – it’s his birthday too!

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I’m handsome too!

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