Archives for: June 2009

First Installment

June 23rd, 2009
We had our first food from the garden last night; a nice mess of wax beans. Fresh beans are so excellent - no butter needed, just steam and eat. Tonight, the green beans. more »

And Another Thing...

June 19th, 2009
From today's Penny Arcade column: "As I drove away, there was something compelling about the old woman laying down suppressive fire with the minigun." So true. more »

A Mathematician's Lament

June 19th, 2009
Aka "Lockhart's Lament". An interesting treatise on the utter failure of modern mathematics instruction. Me, I simply have to love any paper with a section headed: "High School Geometry: Instrument of the Devil". Because it was. Oh my, was it eve… more »

Baby Update

June 19th, 2009
So this morning I rubbed I.'s tummy and he looked at me. First time I've seen him focus on something deliberately. Ah, the stuff we have to learn! more »

Shawarma-style chicken with Garlic Tahini Sauce

June 17th, 2009
I love Chicken Shawarma, but my attempts to make it (or something like it) at home have heretofore been tasty failures. Good, but not fantastic, nor really what I was aiming for. What I'm trying to recapture is the fantastically delicious flavor of t… more »