Thank you, Captain Obvious! Where would we be, what would we do, without directions and warning labels? Because nothing says "fun" like a straw basket. A dark brown straw basket.
Again, to recap:
Not a toy.
|Lib-lefty politician: Vote for me and you will get lots of free stuff!|
Much as I despised his Liberal predecessors, they also knew what a budget was, and could discern differences between large and small numbers. [...]
In addition to snowboarding, his experience includes nightclub bouncer, and teaching high school in Vancouver. To many (me for instance), his father was a devil in human flesh, his mother demonstrably insane, yet the lad was not really exposed to politics until it came into his head, or into the heads of Liberal Party organizers, that thanks to his family connexion, he could probably get elected to Parliament, in Montreal. This happened in 2007; he now has approximately eight years of bewilderment under his belt. [...]
His sincerity shines when it comes to a small range of policy enthusiasms, such as the legalization of marijuana and brothels, and he is visibly convinced that peace is much nicer than war. [...]
As I’ve mentioned before, the overwhelming majority of the general, voting population have been morally and intellectually debilitated — “idiotized” is my preferred term — by post-modern media and education, and by spiritual neglect within
Thus, my post-election advice:
In my view, the important thing in times like these is to focus on the micro. Let the Liberals expend their hot air (and your money of course) on the Big Picture Save the Planet stuff and let them really knock themselves out. Focus on the small stuff because the small stuff is really the big stuff.
Keep raising your children well. Speak up for what you believe in. Take on the battles that you can, (not what you can't). Live well, tell jokes. Tell your family and your friends you love them. Sing. Dance. Paint. Pray. Give thanks. Give hugs.
It's always darkest before the dawn
|Typical Nantes carrot|
(it was about 7-8 inches long)
|Typical carrot beside a behemoth "Grinning Cyclops"|
(no, that's not a variety; it's a mutation).
| "Bumbleberry" (three or more random fruits,|
in this case, apple, blueberry, strawberry and peach)
|Admittedly, it's prettier when it's unbaked.|
|Darling little cut-outs courtesy of Mrs Beazly, and her #1 son,|
who gave them to me for Christmas one year.
It’s never been a supermarket staple in the U.S., and ten years ago you’d be hard pressed to find it even at a farmers market. But now kohlrabi has exploded from home gardens into markets across the country.