Monthly Archives: October 2016

The Art of BEEing: Picking up the gluttons

Today I came home from work and even from inside the house I could hear a frenzy of buzzing. Fearing the worst yet compelled to investigate, I quickly found myself coming upon a rather comical situation. When the bees stopped … Continue reading

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Random Food of the Day

Black Cargo Rice – uncooked cooked (1 rice: 2 water in a rice cooker) Complete as a side with green onions, ground sesame, and a touch of Ponzu sauce.

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Real Life Review: Aromi Mi rice cooker

I recently stopped to think about how, since my return to the United States several years ago, I seem unable to regain the healthy lifestyle I had lived in Japan. Part of it is of course due to factors of … Continue reading

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The Art of BEEing: Unconventional forage

With cooler weather finally settling in to the desert, many plants and animals are breaking their summer dormancy and giving the bees a bit more to forage upon.  These bees seem to be enjoying the opportunity provided by a bird-pecked … Continue reading

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Through the Camera: Palm Frond

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Book Review: More Was Lost

More Was Lost Perenyi, Eleanor New York Review Books, 2016 edition of 1946 original The book is technically a memoir, but the setting and situation drive it from a basic memoir of a minor author, currently generally unknown, into a … Continue reading

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A Farewell to Quince

Today marked the end of my attempt to grow quince.  The first tree turned brown and died in 2014 but the second only had a few brown leaves and otherwise looked healthy.  Last year it had a few browned branches, … Continue reading

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