Archive for June 10th, 2010


6.10.2010 … getting ready for graduation … off to Atlanta to pick up my mom … and celebrate the big sis’ bday …

city life, gardening: We have a great “urban garden” at our house … if we could just keep Bambi, Peter and their 2 Hush Puppy friends out of the tomatoes …

Urban gardening is something that never ceases to amaze.  Walking around Capitol Hill and seeing the ingenuity people display to grow their tomatoes and pumpkins in tiny and otherwise inhospitable spaces is not just a thing of beauty but a real triumph over the grim barrenness of the city.

via Learning a Love of Good Food at the Watkins Teaching Kitchen.

bees, technology: really?

It seems like the plot of a particularly far-fetched horror film. But some scientists suggest that our love of the mobile phone could cause massive food shortages, as the world’s harvests fail.

They are putting forward the theory that radiation given off by mobile phones and other hi-tech gadgets is a possible answer to one of the more bizarre mysteries ever to happen in the natural world – the abrupt disappearance of the bees that pollinate crops. Late last week, some bee-keepers claimed that the phenomenon – which started in the US, then spread to continental Europe – was beginning to hit Britain as well.

via Are mobile phones wiping out our bees? – Nature, Environment – The Independent.

garden, local eats, Charlotte:  Anybody been?  Poplar Ridge Farm – Organic CSA – Charlotte, NC.

literature, places, DC: Maybe you should buy it, Cary? Politics and Prose bookstore to be put up for sale.

history, style:  It’s funny, I just found these really cute handmade shoes on etsy and they look a lot like the these!

About 5,500 years ago someone in the mountains of Armenia put his best foot forward in what is now the oldest leather shoe ever found.

It’ll never be confused with a penny loafer or a track shoe, but the well-preserved footwear was made of a single piece of leather, laced up the front and back, researchers reported Wednesday in PLoS One, a journal of the Public Library of Science.

via Scientists Find 5,500-Year-Old Preserved Shoe In Cave : NPR.

Etsy shoes … 🙂

Apple iPad: Uh, oh …

Apple has suffered another embarrassment. A security breach has exposed iPad owners including dozens of CEOs, military officials, and top politicians. They—and every other buyer of the cellular-enabled tablet—could be vulnerable to spam marketing and malicious hacking.

via Apple’s Worst Security Breach: 114,000 iPad Owners Exposed.

culture, cooking, tv: I so agree, Cary!

So really, let’s admit what we’re after.  Not another way to do “Gazpacho for a Crowd.”  Not another “Easy Summer Picnic Menu.”  Not even “Perfect Margaritas Every Time.”  But people to have fun with, relaxing repasts, the safety of being with people who know and love us.

via Cooking Shows vs. Cooking « Holy Vernacular.

culture, law, Supreme Court, women’s issues:

“Recent grads shouldn’t get their hearts set on ‘having it all,’ ” Wu says. “The practice of law is demanding—exceedingly so. It is next to impossible to balance a full-time legal career with marriage, children and regular trips to the gym. It’s no coincidence that the two women most recently nominated to the U.S. Supreme Court—now-Justice Sonia Sotomayor and nominee/U.S. Solicitor General Elena Kagan—are unmarried and childless.”

via Partner Advises Women Law Grads to Value Adversity, Get Real About Balance – News – ABA Journal.

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