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1.27.2011 … Felt like I was in the blue soup scene of Bridget Jones’ Diary last night. :)

metaphorically speaking, movies, me, recipes: So why did I feel like I was in the blue soup scene of Bridget Jones’ Diary last night.? Well …. I was cooking pecan encrusted trout over sautéed cabbage and red peppers with an orange/ wine/ cream sauce. Everything was measured and laid out … Ready for cooking and assembly. I left to run an errand and John came in, called and offered to start cooking. And there the problem began. He never follows a recipe and he threw all the sauce ingredients in the pot. No, boil the wine, orange juice etc down to 1/2 cup, strain, add butter piece by piece then stir in cream. You get the picture. BTW, it was actually quite good. But the sauce was not a cream sauce.  Here is the recipe:  Pecan-Crusted Trout with Orange-Rosemary Butter Sauce Recipe at Epicurious.com.

 

random, literary figures, Ayn Rand, politics:  Don’t know if it is true, but interesting nonetheless …

Critics of Social Security and Medicare frequently invoke the words and ideals of author and philosopher Ayn Rand, one of the fiercest critics of federal insurance programs. But a little-known fact is that Ayn Rand herself collected Social Security. She may also have received Medicare benefits.

via Ayn Rand Received Social Security, Medicare | Patia Stephens ~ Missoula, Montana.

random, restaurants, health:  😦 Check Out The Awesome Meals You Can Buy At McDonald’s Around The World.

college, students:

The emotional health of college freshmen — who feel buffeted by the recession and stressed by the pressures of high school — has declined to the lowest level since an annual survey of incoming students started collecting data 25 years ago.

In the survey, “The American Freshman: National Norms Fall 2010,” involving more than 200,000 incoming full-time students at four-year colleges, the percentage of students rating themselves as “below average” in emotional health rose. Meanwhile, the percentage of students who said their emotional health was above average fell to 52 percent. It was 64 percent in 1985.

Every year, women had a less positive view of their emotional health than men, and that gap has widened.

Campus counselors say the survey results are the latest evidence of what they see every day in their offices — students who are depressed, under stress and using psychiatric medication, prescribed even before they came to college.

via College Freshmen Stress Levels High, Survey Finds – NYTimes.com.

people, Nelson Mandela:  Get well soon.

Former South African President Nelson Mandela’s night in the hospital has reignited speculation about his health, illustrating his pull over a country where he helped end white-minority rule and usher in a new democratic beginning.

The 92-year-old anti-apartheid activist was admitted Wednesday to a Johannesburg hospital and was still there Thursday for tests, according to statements. His stay drew a stream of well-wishers and provoked official jabs at the South African media for covering it so intensely.

The Nelson Mandela Foundation, his official charity, called the tests “routine.” The foundation added that Mr. Mandela was in “no danger and is in good spirits.” The African National Congress, the party that was once banned in South Africa and later helped Mr. Mandela win the 1994 presidential elections, appealed to the media to refrain from “unfounded and unwarranted speculation.” South Africa’s current president, Jacob Zuma, who was in Davos attending the World Economic Forum, asked that Mr. Mandela’s family be given “space to support him in privacy.”

via In Hospital, Mandela Draws a Crowd – WSJ.com.

random: My favorite states have these qualities: the lowest teacher pay,  the most sickly, the highest cancer rate and  the most robberies.

 

Why Your State Sucks: The Great American Map of Fail – TIME NewsFeed.

FPC:  Our interim pastor introduced himself with these words.  I think I will like him.  Welcome, Roland!

I expect and hope to preach as well as I can. It is probably
my greatest expectation as an interim, just as it was for over forty years as a called and installed pastor. But let me warn you (that word runs together; it is not spelled w-a-m; rather it is spelled w-a-r-n). I rarely preach a three point sermon. Most of my sermons do not have a point at all. That is not an attempt at humor. I am serious.
Rather than points one, two and three, I attempt to let the movement of the text push and pull the oral sermon along. The sermon has been written out in full manuscript form a couple of weeks before the preaching event. However, the written manuscript has been left in the office I occupy temporarily. I strive to be alive to and aware of the movement within the worshipping congregation as well as the text. Plus a lot takes place in the life of our world between the finishing and preaching of a sermon. And I trust we will be interacting to one another on intellectual and emotional levels.
Someone once asked me if I would begin summarizing the sermon as I finish the sermonmic effort. I do not do summaries. Summaries take all the lingering and whispering of God’s Spirit off to somewhere else. I expect you to finish  the sermon on the way home, at work the next day, or sometime much later on. You do your own summaries and finish the sermon in the best way you can to deepen your faith.
That is one of my expectations. What’s yours?

Roland

via the January 30, 2011 First News  First Presbyterian Church in Charlotte, NC.

The Reverend Roland P. Perdue III

Interim Senior Minister

Email: rperdue@ firstpres-charlotte.org

The Rev. Roland P. Perdue III grew up in Georgia and now calls Texas home, but he has strong ties to North Carolina. He and his wife, Jane, met while they attended UNC-Chapel Hill. After graduating from Columbia Seminar, Pastor Perdue served as Solo Pastor, Campus Pastor and Senior Pastor for congregations in Georgia, Texas, Florida and Michigan. Over the past 10 years, he has served as Interim Senior Minister for a variety of congregations including Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church in New York, First Presbyterian Church in Nashville, and most recently, White Memorial Presbyterian in Raleigh.

via First Presbyterian Church in Charlotte, NC.


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