another steve s's Blog
- Sacramento, California, USA
- January 01
- I can remove my brain at will.
My original posts appear at Zoomers.ca.
BTW, I really wasn't born on January 1.
MY RECENT POSTS
- Crickets Chirping On Open
December 10, 2012 02:57PM
- Sacramento City Hall – Rush
for Gold, Stay for the Ghouls
October 31, 2012 07:12PM
- Alone(?) in the Cemetery
October 23, 2012 12:21PM
- Boy Meets New Love - OS
Weekend Fiction Club
October 11, 2012 08:28PM
- The Magazine of Fantasy &
Science Fiction – Sept/Oct
August 24, 2012 02:33PM
MY RECENT COMMENTS
- “There's a Cistercian
monastery south of
- “It may be a challenge to
attempt to "keep up with the
- “I saw this airplane on a
blog listing haunted places.
careful, Herr RdRR.”
May 17, 2013 11:13AM
- “Obama attended
Occidental College, he never
May 16, 2013 11:29PM
- “"communitizing = being
in the same
May 16, 2013 06:34PM
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Don't let the comforting institutional architecture fool you, this is a dangerous place on this day.
Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter Here
Source -/… Read full post »
I was looking for early evening of solitude after a solo dinner of pho with everything at Andy Nguen's on Broadway Street just south of downtown Sacramento. I thought I could find peace and quiet in the tree-lined and terraced gardens of roses and monuments that is the Sacramento/… Read full post »
Their eyes met. He stopped and stared. She was beautiful and seductive. He sat with the severe woman outside the glass. Answered her questions. Promised whatever she asked. Signed the contract, wrote a check. Sealed his new obsession in a box, drove her home. A new cat.
Overview - Rated **** (Four Out of Five Stars)
This is one of the most enjoyable issues I have read in at least a year. It's full of… Read full post »
Hummus is one of the best cold dishes for a hot summer. Vegetables or crackers dipped in hummus or a hummus and vegetable sandwich makes the perfect light dinner when it feels too hot to eat anything more substantial.
I've made hummus for years. I finally… Read full post »
This film clip documents what allegedly happened at a public park somewhere in the Carolinas.
Any resemblence to the Matt P depicted here and any recent comments by Matt Paust and or Chicken Maan is strictly coincidental. Read full post »
For listening while reading.
Mild summer weather with every night breezes,
Walking to Whole Foods for elegant cheeses,
Grilled chicken hot from the BBQ grill,
Sharing the fruits of my coal brazier skill.
Visiting forests of redwoods – vacation,
Dateline, My Hood, Sacramento, California, Earth
The Sacramento Bee Headline tells most of the story:
Yes, the Farmers Daughter restaurant in my neighborhood was caught selling dessert brownies stoked with the whacky weed. The Farmers Da… Read full post »
With Apologies to
Act 1: Meat Salad Days
Long long ago, in what now seems like a more innocent time, The King of Burgers rose to local power in his small Kingdom in the cold, Northern desolation that is the land of Children's' television programming.
In those early days,… Read full post »
Cinco de Mayo has come and gone. Thanks to the promotional efforts of beer distributors everywhere, Cinco de Mayo has become a holiday for anyone who likes beer or Mexican food. That includes almost everyone in America.
Syttende Mai (Norwegian Constitution/Independence Day, May 17) is the next… Read full post »
Yes, there was a time when spring turned my thoughts toward girls. Long before I even owned a grill, my group of mangy guys would declare Spring’s official first day when we saw a young woman wearing a halter top outside. We celebrated the occasion with an immediate… Read full post »
This is an update to a previous post about the Abbey of New Clairveaux in Northern California. The previous post has more information about the abbey.
The monastery has completed the vaulted ceiling for its reconstruction of the Avila chapter house. It is beyond belief. The acoustics are ve… Read full post »
Walter Blevin’s oven roasted salt & vinegar potatoes made me think of this recipe.
Pommes de Terre au Dijon
Chop around 2 pounds of potatoes into fork-sized chunks. Peel them or don’t peel them, it’s up to you.
Whisk together this dressing in a bo… Read full post »
I admit it, I am sick of winter. Even the wussy winters we have in Sacramento that feel more like long, rainy springs seasons. It's spring on the calendar, so where's the balmy weather? There's not much I can do about this, or is there?
I can't think of any better… Read full post »
People say “Be green”,
but what does it mean?
Green is the rage
in our commercial age.
Even big business
claims it's with us.
The flacks they pay
are on TV to say
we must love their fracking
and give it our backing
because natural gas
gets a… Read full post »
The first spring vegetables are starting to appear in our local farmers markets here in the Sacramento/ San Joaquin valley. That means fresh vegetables form California will start appearing at groceries all across the country over the next few weeks.
Fresh vegetables mean it's time to stark making Sa… Read full post »
1. You can have the power of love or the love of power, but not both. Choose carefully.
2./… Read full post »
I heard this conversation (among other freely spoken words that were too strange to share here) this morning at a local health club where I work out.
“I gotta tell you, I don't get much out of this. She doesn't really think about my needs at all. She does whatever she… Read full post »
The media is aflame as OS's very own Tinkertink69 announces his Senate campaign in Virginia. He is running under the assumed name of Hank the Cat.
Sorry Mr. Lauerman, but the AP and UPI got this scoop. Better luck next time.
Tinkertink69: Nice campaign ad!
Tink (I mean Hank) is the… Read full post »
Little do they realize what we cats get up to at night. Those rescue volunteers who feed me and clean this place think they're the only ones who ever get out. Those kindhearted folks never wonder why we cats sleep all day high in our cat trees, only coming down for… Read full post »
The narrator is an entirely fictional character. This character is not directly based on any individual or group of individuals. I have occasionally wondered how a cloistered monk or nun deals with the inevitable engagement with life outside the monastery that is required of an abbot or abbess. I ha… Read full post »
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