cookin and playin


So yesterday morning I hit the farmers market. My staff had a luncheon scheduled. Each staff person was to bring a dish to pass. I thought a nice roasted asparagus salad would be nice.


After roasting with lots of garlic I let it cool and spread shredded Zingerman’s Parmesan cheese on it to melt.


Mmm, mmm. It made an excellent salad. I also could not resist the strawberries. I chose the most beautiful ones and laid them on a couple pieces of lettuce.

This morning I got  up and played through the Ab prelude and fugue by Bach from WTC I. I thought it might be fun to see if I could tape it with my phone. Here’s the result.

It doesn’t sounds as bad here as it does on my phone. If the prelude is messed up, I tried to use YouTube’s suggested edit for it. Not sure what it did since it’s still processing it.

Anyway. I guess it might be fun to throw up videos like this once in a while. I am thinking I might record Sunday’s prelude and postlude today. We’ll see if I have time. I have some fun music stuff scheduled for today. My trio this afternoon and Rhonda the pianist/organist extraordinaire has consented to come to my abode and play piano duets with me.

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Lying on camera and before congress.

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So much for democracy. I know it’s more complicated than that, but I still find actions like this outrageous.

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Speaking of democracy.

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Dead because he offended some righteous religious types who proceeded to beat him and then execute him in public. Madness.

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Now you see it, now you don’t . Welcome to the new “journalism.”

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It just keeps rearing its ugly head.

9. The Solitary Leaker –

If  you want to know how the powerful view the leaks this is a good example Brooks is totally wrong on this. Ad hominem attacks on Snowden. Nice.

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Some of this ran through my head when I read Snowden’s assessment of Hong Kong as a bastion of free speech.

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A blow for coherence and freedom.


2 thoughts on “cookin and playin

  1. I am not sure how it “would be fun to throw up videos”. Its never fun vomiting at all let alone some videos. Your salad looked good.
    David =^)

  2. Har. Har. You are right about vomiting. Thanks for the compliment on the salad. And thanks for reading….

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