Archive for June, 2013


June 30, 2013

During the course of my careers, I’ve had the opportunity to read, proofread, or produce numerous documents, manuscripts, reports, or books.  Many of the officially published items have been of the opisthographic nature while many of the non- or pre-published variety of report or manuscript have been of an anopisthographic nature.


\an-uhPIS-thuh-graf\, noun:

Manuscript, parchment, or book having writing on only one side of the leaves.

If text was written on one side only, then the roll was known as an anopisthograph; if on both sides, then as an opisthograph.


A Different Kind of Pancake!

June 29, 2013

I ran across this recipe on facebook . . . just in time for breakfast sometime this weekend!


– 1 ripe organic banana
– 2 whole eggs, please do not use so called ‘free range’ (do your research), but make sure they come from a place where the chickens were treated with respect!!!

That’s it. Just mix together in a bowl and make sure the banana is all mashed. Use a NON TEFAL PAN (very toxic) and add coconut oil. On a low to medium heat, scoop some of the batter into the pan & give it about 20-30 sec, flip, and done! Serve and eat!

*Some advice would be to make them small so its easier to flip

No processed anything! These pancakes are gluten free. If you must have syrup, use Maple/Ahorn Syrup …don’t really need it on these though…YUM!!”

(Courtesy of Blissness, Health & Fasting.)

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“Falling Down” on the Job!

June 28, 2013

How about some “Friday Fun?!”  Courtesy of the Seattle Public Library (this was used to kick off their 2013 Summer Reading Program), check out this video of the world’s longest domino chain comprised of books.  It took the twenty-seven volunteers seven hours (and five failed attempts) to line up the 2,131 books, and a little over a minute-and-a-half to knock them all down.  None of the books used were part of the current circulating collection (they used donated or weeded books) and the library offers the disclaimer that “no books were harmed during the filming of this video.”  Enjoy!

Different Types of Wine!

June 27, 2013

How often do you find yourself “out of Boskydel” and having to possibly select a new wine to try?  Here is an infographic (courtesy of that helps organize by taste and by style nearly 200 different types of wines.  Good luck, and have a great journey.  Next time you find yourself in Leelanau County, be sure to stock up on Boskydel to save yourself from these types of dilemmas in the future.

Original Source: Different Types of Wine

Limousine, California Style!

June 26, 2013

Limo_California_StyleYo, surf’s up!  Like all things, the extent of your creativity (or lack thereof) will generally dictate your limitations in life.  On my recent trip to California (San Diego), I encountered this very creative limousine parked behind our hotel that just shrieked “Beach Boys,” “Surfing,” and “California!”  It was a true California experience.

And, if the picture alone does not put you in the mood to hit the beach or go surfing, here’s a link to “Surfin’ USA” by the Beach Boys.   Happy Hump Day!

Yes and No!

June 25, 2013

Here is a quotation that I encountered a few weeks ago and boy, did it capture my attention.  I don’t recall having ever met Mr. Canfield, but he certainly seems to be talking directly to me through this quotation.  Uncanny!

“There are only two words that will always lead you to success. Those words are yes and no. Undoubtedly, you’ve mastered saying yes. So start practicing saying no. Your goals depend on it!”  — Jack Canfield

Abandoned But Not Forgotten, Number Eight!

June 24, 2013

Kerry Way_IrelandBefore I get to this week’s location, allow me a quick “Happy Anniversary” on completing my fifth year of blogging!

This week we travel to the Kerry Way walking path between Sneem and Kenmare in Ireland.  Nature certainly seems to be reclaiming this structure quite nicely.  What I did not know previously, the Kerry Way is one of Ireland’s longest signposted walking trails (over 130 miles, beginning and ending in Killarney) and that those wishing to walk the entire trail should plan on taking about a week to nine days to complete.  The beauty of the area would certainly make this trip worth the effort.

Here is a link to all sorts of activities to do and see in Ireland (this particular link takes you to the “walking tours” information).  But you can certainly access other activities from the tabs at the top of this page.

The Lord’s Prayer!

June 23, 2013

Happy Sunday!  I was fortunate enough to have gotten to hear the Mormon Tabernacle Choir on my one and only visit to the Salt Lake City area several years ago.  Well, here is a wonderful rendition of “The Lord’s Prayer” by Andrea Bocelli (along with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir).  Wow, simply beautiful!  Check it out at the following link.

The Art of Small Talk!

June 22, 2013

My father has always been a man of few words and not prone to lengthy conversation at all.  But when he does speak, you can be sure they will be quality words/sentiment filled with reason and/or wisdom.  Mother was much more willing to engage in the more lengthy repartees.  Despite this difference however, I would classify them both as deipnosophists (in their own right).  They were both highly educated and perfectly capable of polite conversation when required.  Dad did so only when required; Mom sought out (or initiated) the opportunities regularly.  Conversing around our dinner table was always a joy!


\dahyp-nosuh-fist\, noun;

a person who is an adept conversationalist at table.

Summer Has Arrived, 2013!

June 21, 2013

The summer solstice heralds the beginning of summer in the Northern Hemisphere and occurs on the day that has the longest period of daylight. This year (2013), the solstice falls on Friday, June 21st, at 5:04 Universal time, which is 1:04 A.M. Eastern Daylight Time and 12:04 A.M. Central Daylight Time.

However, for place in North America west of the Central Time Zone, the solstice will occur at 11:04 P.M. Mountain Daylight Time and at 10:04 P.M. Pacific Daylight Time on Thursday, June 20th.

Happy summer one and all!