Getting on with things…

I’ve been trying to sift through tons of papers and boxes, which has not gone very far I have to say! Things are in order, just organizing to sell, toss, move, file, … etc.

Around the web today… lots of food.

The Coffee Cottage, local and great, and even offering pastry classes now. I’m tempted to go to learn how to use a pastry bag, which has got to be a lot easier than it is when I am the one doing it.

That being said, this chocolate sour cream cake with peanut butter and cream cheese icing is about one of the easiest things to make without using a mix. I made it last year for a staff gathering, looks impressive, too. Here’s a photo linked from the Smitten Kitchen, which also has the recipe along with tips to make your life even easier while you make the cake.

And then, someone recommended that I try the restaurant Taillevent while in Paris. (Did I mention I’ll be in Paris a few days? I will, but probably won’t make it to Taillevent this time around.)

So I toured around a few more food blogs today:

The Pioneer Woman from a ranch woman’s pen, Chocolate and Zucchini, from Paris; David Lebovitz, Dorie Greenspan, and this great looking soup from 101 Cookbooks.

Then there’s Brownie Power. Can’t have too many brownies you know.

And actually, here’s an list of 50 Best Food Bloggers which is quite useful.

Yeah, I do enjoy foods. We are a banqueting people, as one my mentors once said.

But for now, off to organize a bit more and get a some work done.

Saturday AM

Dave’ Ramsey’s optimistic take on keeping ourselves together during an economic downturn.

Bios of Keynes, Smith, Freidman, and Volker… shapers of the current economic system.

Protective ID sleeves because our credit / debit cards, driver’s licenses, etc, can be read by RDIF chip readers at just about any time, and anyone can get all of our info. Great. I ordered sleeves for my driver’s license and my passport.

Big Momma’s Chicken and Waffles deserves a link because… well, obviously one has to try it out.

Moving Along

Well things have been pretty so so of late. No inspired thoughts to jot down, and no newsy things to bring up. Guess I could just keep to an old fashioned weblog, sort of like tumblr. I.e., an easy way to get back to web history via tags and classes, of things you might actually want to see again.

We’ll see. For now I am busy learning bookkeeping 101 (Always comes in handy!) and well, just moving along.

Wednesday Morning…

Have been looking at online security again, and am interested in Privacy Crisis, a complete guide to living more securely.

In the exercise front, am looking at Tall Guys Ultimate Workout, a great program for men over 6’2.

From VISnews, the Vatican Information Service, on On St. Anselm .

“In St. Anselm’s view, then, a theologian’s work is divided into threes stages: faith, God’s gratuitous gift to be welcomed with humility; experience, which consists in incarnating the Word of God into daily life; and true knowledge, which is never the fruit of sterile reasoning but of contemplative intuition”.

Back Online

Well one thing has finally led to another and I have a new, very stable computer. No more crashes every hour!

It’s taking some getting used to, but in a good way. It’s a Mac.

At any rate, this is a great development.

Peace, out.

The Rev. Kenneth Allen