Category: Useful Information

Rule #9

December 23rd, 2009
From this point forward, and also retroactively, all commentary to posts on this blog (and any linked post appearances such as on Facebook) are instructed to observe Commentary Rule Nine. For those unfamiliar with Rule #9, which is not surprising as I a… more »

Be Sure to Notice the Hat

August 27th, 2009
Like many young Americans, I was always puzzled by the verse in 'Yankee Doodle' that states: "Stuck a feather in his hat and called it macaroni." Why would Yankee Doodle call his hat, or possibly the feather, macaroni? What similarity to curled pasta… 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 »

Self- Deterrence

February 3rd, 2009
A very interesting article on nuclear deterrence. more »

Affordable Housing

December 30th, 2008
Five bedroom, 3.5 bath house. Hardwood floors, full basement, garage. $8,995. The catch, of course, is that it's in Detroit. And if you have some time on your hands, I highly, highly recommend perusing Detroitblog. Fascinating photojournalism o… more »