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Man, what a day

A zillion things to do at work – tried out a new way to do screen captures, after the method I’ve been using created a recording with weird dropouts, and took forever to upload, email, email, email, meetings, meetings, meetings… Our evil governor (as my mechanic calls him) is being eviler than ever. He wants to cut $300 million […]

A little baking on the side – and a little brunch

On Saturday, I went up to Reedsburg to assist Terese Allen with a cooking class, demoing recipes from a couple of her books, for the fermentation fest. I made green tomato mincemeat bars – moist and hard to cut, but really yummy. Too bad it was such a rainy day, but I enjoyed the drive, […]

Disappointment and Excitement in WI

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers lays (sic.) on the field during the second half of an NFL divisional playoff game against the New York Giants Sunday, Jan. 15, 2012, in Green Bay. The Giants won 37-20. A sign in front of Madison’s Labor Temple announced the status of an effort to recall Gov. Scott […]

Just don’t feel that good

Here I am at work on the first day of spring break. I have a stack of applications to read, next year’s class of library school students, plus I have an assignment handed in in one of my online classes – applying subject headings to a record (description of an information resource) that the students […]

Favorite Views of the Protest

Andy Kraushaar’s panorama My iPhone picture of one of the tractor drivers taking his own iPhone pictures – video of the crowd John’s online polaroids of the crowd

Still gotta eat

So the news is all bad: earthquakes and melting down nuclear reactors in Japan; tsunamis; unrest and insane dictators all over the middle east; union busting in Wisconsin. On Tuesday I made a chicken & zucchini casserole, from my Pittsburgh community garden cookbook – the Great Tomato Patch cookbook that of course is on WorldCat […]

Just another day at the protests

Or, as one of my librarian colleagues calls it, “my new second job.” The city of Madison is still pleased with our Midwestern polite behavior. I made cookies again, oatmeal raison, and I added chocolate chips, using the recipe from under the lid of the box of Quaker Quick Oats that I inherited from Al […]

R.E.M. as three old guys

They’re almost as old as me – Peter Buck, December 6, 1956 | Mike Mills, December 17, 1958 | Michael Stipe, January 4, 1960 | me, August 11, 1955. So, as I told my friend Chris, born in March of 1957, the same as my baby brother, “Well, we never woulda dated in high school, […]

This just in from Wisconsin:

From my most politically savvy friends – Heike posted this joke to from the Capitol last night: A public union employee, a tea party activist, and a CEO are sitting at a table with a plate of a dozen cookies in the middle of it. The CEO takes 11 of the cookies, turns to the […]

Thank you social media

Here in Wisconsin it’s day 14 of the protests at the Capitol. Half the time I feel like this is too big to be ignored – there were probably 100,000 of us yesterday, marching in the snow – to my eyes, absolutely more than last week’s 70,000. But on the Sunday talk shows, Gov. Weasel […]