care area is down the hall.
Music Association: Drake - Take
August 12ish, 2017
have my own, unique way of exaggerating jazz-legend Louis Armstrong
singing What A
He stretches certain
words. I stretch them more. He emphasizes many of those same words. I
get louder still.
There are other words that are
more crisp. And some almost whispered.
You have to
understand that the trumpet and cornet master sung from the back of his
out like you are trying to steam up a glass window two feet away. Now
try to say “I” at the same time. That's the way
would sing the first “I” of Wonderful World
It's as if he were gearing up to play a horn.
for the first time on the Internet, are the actual lyrics and actual
intonations to What A
I see trees of greenNo one is born hating another
person because of skin color or background or religion.
I see them bloom
for me and you
I think to myself
what a wonderful world
see skies of blue
and clouds of white
bright blessed day
the dark sacred night
And I think
what a wonderful world
of the rainbow
so pretty in the sky
also on the faces
of people going by
I see friends
saying how do you do
I... love... you
hear babies cry
I watch them grow
learn much more
than I'll ever know
think to myself
what a wonderful world
think to myself
what a wonderful world.
Music Association: Louis
Armstrong - What A Wonderful WorldCrime ReportTrump
Weak on Climate
Investigations into Russian Collusion Increase
has detailed impacts of climate change -- floods,
droughts, extreme storms, and rising sea
national security. The U.S.
Global Change Research Program Climate Science Special
scientists from 13 federal agencies is part of the National
Climate Assessment, which is
congressionally mandated every four years. The report awaits action
from the Trump administration, currently on vacation. Trump
has repeatedly questioned the reality of climate change and has
downplayed its projected negative impacts. He has also staffed his
cabinet with officials who have equivocated on whether recent climate
change is human-caused (it is) and have denied that carbon dioxide acts
as the “primary control knob” for Earth’s
Reminiscent of multi-state
tobacco lawsuits, three coastal California communities have filed a
lawsuit against 37 “carbon majors”
including Shell, Exxon, and Chevron. According to the complaint, the
known for nearly 50 years that greenhouse gas pollution from
their fossil fuel products has a significant impact on the
Earth’s climate and sea levels
Rather than working to reduce impacts, the complaint claims the
companies engaged in a “co-ordinated,
multi-front effort to conceal and deny their knowledge of these threats
attorneys general of Massachusetts and New York have been investigating
Exxon over what it told investors about the impacts of fossil fuels on
the climate. Those investigations followed two separate investigative
series in 2015, first by InsideClimate
and then the Columbia University School of Journalism and Los Angeles
Times, into the cutting-edge research on climate change conducted by
Exxon as far back as the 1970s and later industry efforts to cast doubt
on the science and to delay efforts to cut emissions.
The Climate of Russian Collusion
special counsel investigating Russian interference in the 2016 US
election is using
two sitting grand juries
, one in Virginia and one in the
District of Columbia, to issue subpoenas and ultimately indictments.
FBI conducted a pre-dawn raid of former Trump campaign
Paul Manafort's home on July 26th. Manafort advised a Russia-friendly
political party in Ukraine, helping to elect former president Viktor
Yanukovych, who was ousted from power amid public protests in 2014 and
fled to Russia. In June 2017, Manafort retroactively filed Foreign
Agents Registration Act paperwork with the Justice Department providing
new details about his work in Ukraine.
estate business has a history of laundering
Russian crime money
according to an investigation last month by Craig Unger for the New
Republic. From as early as 1984, Trump received money “pouring in from Russia
Music Association: Sammy Davis
Jr. - Keep Your Eye On The SparrowDifferences of DegreesClimate
Change & Cat Food
There are degrees of
in everything humans do (here's the
). Even having pets contributes to climate change, but
pets and pet foods are not all alike.
and dogs generally contribute more greenhouse gases -- through the food
they are fed, excrement, and transportation -- than guppies or hamsters.
study published yesterday by Gregory Orkin at UCLA, Environmental Impacts of Food
Consumption by Dogs and Cats
, takes a first,
small step at evaluating the environmental impact of animal products in
As a first step, the
hits the main greenhouse gas impacts of pet food, while
stumbling into a questionable theory: “...
there is an increasing trend in the 'humanization' of pets and pet
products. As a possible consequence, there is a trend toward increasing
meat quantity and quality in pet foods, which results in further
increases in consumption of animal products by pets. There is evidence
that this trend may continue as younger people are more likely to
purchase premium pet food that includes more desirable cuts of meat.”
last part cites a 2014 article in the Journal of Food Products
think pet food marketers are giving themselves too much credit for
using marketing to sway pet owners. When dogs and cats are nosing their
way through pet food packaging, they don't usually stop to read or
study the packaging. Their humans don't usually stop to study the
What the UCLA study misses are the
variety of meats thrown in pet foods and the wide range of greenhouse
gases from each meat source
(lamb and beef release double the
greenhouse gases of fish, turkey, and chicken).
can be vegetarians. Cats can't. Cats specifically need the amino acid, taurine
, not found
in plants. Feline taurine deficiency
can cause blindness, deafness, heart failure, resorptions,
abortions, and birth defects. Which begs the question, which meats are
the best sources of taurine?
muscles of locusts
and the hearts
are the best sources of taurine. Turkey, fish, and
chicken are good
sources of taurine
. Fresh foods are far better sources of
taurine than frozen or cooked.
So... bugs, mice,
birds, and fish are what cats need, but not cows or sheep?!?
Music Associations: Stray Cats -
Stray Cat Strut & Poison - Look What The Cat Dragged InSome Traveling Music, Please
you are ever in Santa Fe, New Mexico, leave. That's right, go out of
town east on south I-25 to Pecos. Twist and turn your way north on
Highway 63 between the pine trees of the Santa Fe National Forest,
bridging back and forth over the Pecos River rapids. When it looks like
you might drive into the Tererro General Store, pull off. Under the
front eaves of the Tererro General Store are six large, hummingbird
feeders and one well-engineered, long hummingbird feeder tube.
Hummingbird food is four (or 5) parts water to one part sugar. The
hummingbirds at the Tererro General Store go through 1100 lbs. of sugar
a season (May - October). Thirsty birds.
fades and shadows fall, as the sun sets behind the pine mountains.
There's still time to get back to Pecos, back on the interstate, get
back to Santa Fe, and discover the best Santa Fe spot for viewing
sunsets at Cross Of The Martyr park.
Music Association: David Cassidy
- Point Me in the Direction of Albuquerque
When I think of cashew chicken, I think of a
couple who allowed me in their home when I was between homes.
made the best cashew chicken. She made the only cashew chicken.
husband Maurice was an author, a philosopher, a painter, a math
teacher. He was the summit of kindness, decency, and the art of
conversation: thoughtful listening and thoughtful talking. Dinner with
them taught me the art of their conversation. It wasn't about
individual people or material things. It was about ways of seeing
things, psychologies, and puns.
punning with wide participation were great moments of my life.
died recently, preceded by Grace.
I am awed by their
lives and have an emptiness by their absence.
Music Association: Amazing GraceThe A-B-C's of CookingCashew
July 19, 2017
has some basic, common sense rules.
Take cashew chicken
There are many ways of making cashew chicken. It is generally made as a
stir fry but not necessarily. It is often served on rice or noodles but
not necessarily. It can be very good but not necessarily.
only real rule of cashew chicken is that it should have chicken and...
picture of the Lean Cuisine - Cashew Chicken box with text in a green
spoon shape saying, “New
Recipe! ... Now With Cashews!
wonder what they used for cashews in their cashew chicken before they
should be initially learned through following recipes. After that,
cooking should be modifying and substituting and embellishing and
wowing. Peanuts are an easy substitute for cashews. But if you are a
chef at Nestlé's Lean Cuisine, the name of your product
match the ingredients -- cashew chicken should have cashews.* Anything
else is food fraud
Music Association: Shakira -
Hips Don't Lie* And Chicken Surprise
should have a real surprise in it.Rally
For Net Neutrality
“The FCC wants to destroy net
neutrality and give big cable companies control over what we see and do
online. If they get their way,
they’ll allow widespread throttling, blocking, censorship,
and extra fees. Today, the Internet will come
together to stop them.
like having a self-driving car but not having control over where or how
fast it can go.
under the control of the ISPs (Comcast, AT&T,
Verizon...), you won't be able to see what you are missing.
Music Association: The Beatles -
July 11, 2017“If it's what you say, I love it.”
- Response by Donald
Trump Jr. after the Russian's baited
him with promises of damaging information on Hillary Clinton.
Music Association: Blue Swede - Hooked on a FeelingClimate