Archive for July, 2007

Home made sourdough bread

Sunday, July 29th, 2007

One of my favorite things is really good bread. Back when I was in school, I bought a book on making bread. It started from a home made sourdough starter that had no commercial yeast. It was basically water and flour with a few grapes tied in a bag to give it some extra yeast. […]

Too much to do, not enough time or motivation

Monday, July 23rd, 2007

I’ve got about three weeks to go. Unfortunately, my list of projects or things to get done seems to be growing longer, not shorter and I’m losing my motivation :-/ I think the hardest thing about leaving is resisting the urge to tell people the truth about what I think of their ideas, or their […]

Wildlife from the front porch

Sunday, July 15th, 2007

When I was taking the dogs out last night, I noticed that we had a visitor.  A bat had decided to hang out on the front porch.  I’m guessing he was resting before going to work eating the insects in the area.  I called K, let the dogs do their thing and came back in […]

New job

Tuesday, July 10th, 2007

Well, it’s official now.  I’m leaving the university to go work for a private company – my last day will be August 10th which gives me all of a 4 day weekend before starting full time for the new place.  FWIW, I’m definitely looking forward to the change.  I’ve been in my current job for […]

More possum cuteness

Monday, July 9th, 2007

So K’s possums got a big brother recently: The whole family.  Note the little sores on the small one?  That’s where their whiskers are coming in. Here’s the biggest one by himself.  He needs a bit more enrichment, so he gets to hang out with us on occassion. I didn’t quite capture the possum tongue, […]

Deconstructionists, atheism and religion

Saturday, July 7th, 2007

Browsing the New York Times website, I ran across the blog of Stanley Fish. Fish, if you’ve never heard of him (lucky you), is an academic star. He is an English professor specializing in deconstruction. In other words, he is not interested in truth; he is only interested in being right by proving that nothing […]

reason #27 for staying off the computer after GB…

Friday, July 6th, 2007

you think LOL Possums is a good idea: I’ll take some more pictures tomorrow, including a few of their new-ish, big brother. All of these guys are going back to their regular care taker Monday. They’ve been cute to have around, but I don’t think K is looking for more. MARTIN: We’re talking about the […]

Happy July 4th

Wednesday, July 4th, 2007

I hope everyone had a good 4th of July and if you had the day off, you enjoyed it. I spent my day doing a little of this and a little of that. I picked up a low water use irrigation system that I’ve run to the flowers and the blueberry bushes. I’ll need a […]