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The average American consumes more than 300 gallons of California water each week by eating food that was produced there.
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The article doesn't really have much information about the scientific angle, I don't think. But it's still a good message for folks to hear. I need time to put my thoughts together. And if I'm speaking in public, I do better if I write out what I'm going to say before I speak. Otherwise I have major brain freezes. And despite the fact that many extraverts can speak fluently without such pauses, their words are often just that... words. I often wish they'd just get to the point. So if you're looking for quality, just give me some time to gather my thoughts before I speak. Immediacy doesn't always mean you're going to get anything worthwhile. 
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oh, I can totally relate. and I'm sure people sometimes misinterpret my behaviour and think that because I'm not answering quickly, I must be stupid or something.

that suggestion they give about buying time - I think that's good in some situations, but when it's just small talk people don't always have the patience, so I usually resort to the humour option, or the: giving them a true answer but knowing they won't take it seriously because they don't think anyone would really, for example, not know how they are right now because they haven't asked themselves...

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Summer's coming and I'll soon be asking the kids to take one night a week to cook dinner again. So every time I make a new dish that I started cooking this year, I'm writing it out so that the kids can try it out if they want. 

So the directions are with my teens in find. If they sound personal or specific or whatever, that's why. 

Pineapple chili is one of my son's new favorite school lunch dishes. 
 
Pineapple Chili
Ingredients 1/2 package of bacon 1 pound of ground beef (one brick of beef - preferably thawed in advance) 1 medium onion, diced 1 bell pepper, diced 1 large clove or 2 small cloves garlic - minced 1 teaspoon chili powder 1 teaspoon cumin 2 teaspoons salt 1...
Ingredients 1/2 package of bacon 1 pound of ground beef (one brick of beef - preferably thawed in advance) 1 medium onion, diced 1 bell pepper, diced 1 large clove or 2 small cloves garlic - minced 1 teaspoon chili powder 1 teaspoon cumin 2 teaspoons salt 1 teaspoon pepper (or just grind pepper ...
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Yup. I make something for Nathan's lunch every day that's fairly meaty. Curry's and chilis are easy to make and easy to send in for lunch. I'm the only vegetarian in the house. (So I haven't tried this recipe. But I'm told it's delicious. It certainly smells really good.) 

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This is a pretty nifty story from several angles.

The military wanted to test a new transportation device called the "safety bicycle" back in the mid-1890s. So the 25th regiment, one of four all Black regiments that Congress created after the Civil War, tested the contraptions out on a 800 mile ride from Ft. Missoula, Montana, to Yellowstone National Park and back. (Keep in mind, there were no highways. There weren't even paved roads.)

The men later tested them from Missoula to St. Louis. Clearly the technology was up to the challenge, as were the men. But it wasn't too much later that the automobile began to gain traction and became the preferred method of moving troops and equipment.
ABOVE: The 25th Infantry Bicycle Corps at Minerva Terrace in Yellowstone National Park. An amazing chapter in the history of cycling for your Bike Month reading pleasure. If you were a 2nd Lieutenant in the U.S. Army stationed at Ft. Missoula, Montana, and you were looking to test the military viability of a new-fangled contraption called the “safety bicycle,” what would you do?
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A little animation action from 2009. (I think this was by Anna... but it's possible it was by Omi.) 
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"I am bloated with steamy wondrousness. My poems are not so much written as they are excreted."
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The general election results, in Lego: Who will pick up enough bricks to lead the government?
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Very nice.
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Here's another dish my kids love. 

Since I'm not a meat eater, I usually make the chicken on the side. (I didn't think to take a picture of one of their plates last night that included chicken.)
 
Chicken/Shrimp Curry
Ingredients 2 cups rice 2 tablespoons of butter or olive oil 1 small or medium onion, chopped 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger or a small piece of chopped up fresh ginger 2 - 3 tablespoons of Thei red curry paste 1 can coconut milk 1 cup bone broth vegetables (br...
Ingredients 2 cups rice 2 tablespoons of butter or olive oil 1 small or medium onion, chopped 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger or a small piece of chopped up fresh ginger 2 - 3 tablespoons of Thei red curry paste 1 can coconut milk 1 cup bone broth vegetables (broccoli, peppers, green beans, etc.) ...
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"The shapes of letters affect the way we process information."

So many cook Kickstarter projects that revolve around fonts! Very cool. 
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I don't build things. I'm afraid of saws. And yet I found this video utterly fascinating. 

http://digg.com/video/guy-figures-out-a-brilliant-new-way-to-make-drawers
You don't have to understand all the woodworking jargon to realize this is basically plywood origami.
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I'm heading out for a walk with the dogs. I think I'll head here, to the Poudre River. Special effects thanks to the Goog. 
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so gorgeous! I love seeing your river photos.

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Oh my goodness. This was a very ordinary, rather boring photo that I took. But after being auto-awesomed... wow! This is so cool! Love it!
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oh yes, they did a good job with this one! cool!

(am normally not an autoawesome fan, so this is high praise coming from me...)
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  • University of Michigan
    Math, 1987 - 1991
  • University of San Francisco
    Teaching ESL, 1995 - 1996
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I'm not trying to be disagreeable. I just want to get at the truth.
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Xian, INTJ, usually barefoot, brown is my black, currently on the GAPS diet, concerned with issues of poverty, education, and preserving our history in order that we know the story in which we are a part. 
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I'm not afraid of a little kombucha scoby in my drink.
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I'm the ForgottenFortCollins.com blogger with the Scoop Blogs Network.
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  • Forgotten Fort Collins
    Blogger, 2014 - present
    I write the Forgotten Fort Collins blog which is a part of the Scoop Blog Network.
  • CFHL
    Office Manager, 2003 - present
  • Detroit Public Schools
    Math Teacher, 1991 - 1995
  • Bridgemont High School
    Teacher, 1996 - 2001
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