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A Regrettable Waste of Time

At first they laughed at me, NOW, let's see who's laughing. . . 

Yes, we all live our silly little lives in The Matrix. But it is not like the movies. It is time to face THE TRUTH; The reptilian overlords have trapped us in their matrix. We exist totally… Read full post »

A faithful reproduction of the original Rite of Spring production

Once upon a time, exactly one hundred years ago this very day (Wednesday, May 29, 2013), two young men stood on the left wing of a Parisian concert hall stage.Vaslav Nijinsky had choreographed a ballet to IgorRead full post »

For the second year in a row, Sacramento City Hall has been overrun by ghouls on this most dangerous of days for mortal souls.


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 »

OCTOBER 23, 2012 12:21PM

Alone(?) in the Cemetery



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.

The editors sent advance issues to a few bloggers for review. That gives me two weeks to claim some Geek Cred.

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 »

AUGUST 1, 2012 2:06PM

A Certain Matt P at the Local Park

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,

S… Read full post »

A pleasant spot for lunch

We started with plans for a garden variety summer visit to lake Tahoe for a hike in the mountains.

K decided the take the week off of work, and I found very attractive rates for mid-week accommodations  near Lake

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Dateline, My Hood, Sacramento, California, Earth

The Sacramento Bee Headline tells most of the story:

Farmer's Daughter restaurant sold more than food, cops say

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

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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 »

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 »

MARCH 22, 2012 5:38PM

Me, Hoodied!! I'm in.

MARCH 22, 2012 2:25PM

Being Green - It's Still Not Easy

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 »

MARCH 12, 2012 12:03AM

Another Steve S's Ten Lessons of Life

Skypixieo asked readers to think about our top  ten lessons learned from life. I admit I didn't think much. Possibly lesson number 11 is that I think too much.
Here's my list:

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 »