Monthly Archives: November 2014

Thanksgiving Thoughts

We live in a universe where everything is connected.

From the galaxies of stars that created the elements we’re made from, to the solar system that shaped our world, to the plants and animals that nourish us, down the the little subatomic bits that make up everything, it’s all connected, and nothing works without something else.

On this Thanksgiving Day (USA), let us give thanks not just for all those connections to which we owe our existence, but also to those special connections between family, friends, partners, team members, and others that gives our existence its Deepest Meaning.

Ekom Fire Station Open for Business!

I noticed early this chilly morning that the heat was on:

Later I stopped in while passing by and talked with one of the first responders and he said that everything is pretty much done (I suppose, as much as any building is every “done”), and their equipment is in place:

Big sigh of relief that is project is now done, and we wish the Ekom Fire Station Volunteers the best of luck with their new home. It really does look nice.
The whole saga as I saw it can be found via this search.

Snow in November??

In the 30+ years I’ve lived in upstate South Carolina, USA, I don’t think I’ve ever seen snow on the ground this early, November 1st.

While out doing some errands, I decided it’d be a good day to make a pot of my chicken-pantry soup (chicken, and whatever else is handy):

Bill of materials:

  • 1 chicken
  • 2 lb. carrots
  • most of a head of cabbage
  • bunch of parsley
  • 1/4 an onion (usually use more, but that’s what I had)
  • 1 bunch of garlic cloves
  • bunch of celery
  • 1 15oz can of peeled whole tomatoes
  • 1 lb. frozen corn
  • Oregano
  • Italian Seasoning
  • 2 bay leaves
  • Basil
  • Heat to a boil, then let simmer on a low boil for a few hours or until everything is cooked. Serve with noodles and crackers.

    My cared-for thinks this is a good idea, too.