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University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand via Instagram

December 31st, 2017 Comments off

University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand via Instagram

University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand

Original Victorian era building at the University 

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Gilded Clock Detail, Getty Center via Instagram

December 31st, 2017 Comments off

Gilded Clock Detail, Getty Center via Instagram

Gilded Clock Detail, Getty Center

A gilded French clock from the time of Louis XIV/Louis XV on a day spent looking for details at the Getty Center. 

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“Down to a sunlit sea.” — Coleridge via Instagram

December 31st, 2017 Comments off

“Down to a sunlit sea.” — Coleridge via Instagram

“Down to a sunlit sea.” — Coleridge

In the channel on the way to Santa Cruz Island.

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Reading – Back Pocket Pasta by Colu Henry – 2 in a series

December 30th, 2017 Comments off

I’ll be highlighting books that I am reading (or re-reading) on all sorts of topics this year — Douglas

Back Pocket Pasta by Colu Henry – 2 in a series

Reading - Back Pocket Pasta by Colu Henry - 2 in a series

While there are a few familiar recipes from my own pasta repertoire here, there are also a host of new recipes that I have already added to my “To Try” list. We are a half-Italian family by both blood and culture, so pasta is an important part of our diet and something we enjoy immensely. While I have some go-to recipes we make every month or so, it is always great to add a few new ones to the rotation.

Here are some of my favorites from Back Pocket Pasta…

  • Buttery Basil Pesto with Linguine
  • Sicilian Escarole and Sausage
  • Creamy Zucchini and Sausage
  • Easter Ham Carbonara (Just like the author, we always have plenty of leftovers)
  • Pretty “Parslied” Spaghetti
  • Tuscan Kale “Caesar” Pasta
  • Fusilli Alfredo (with NO cream, as it should be (LAUGH))
  • ..and many more!

From Amazon.com…

As much a mindset as it is a cookbook, Back Pocket Pasta shows how a well-stocked kitchen and a few seasonal ingredients can be the driving force behind delicious, simply prepared meals. Pantry staples—a handful of items to help you up your dinner game—give you a head start come 6pm, so you can start cooking in your head on the way home from work. For instance, if you know that you have a tin of anchovies, a hunk of parmesan, and panko bread crumbs, you can pick up fresh kale to make Tuscan Kale “Caesar” Pasta. Or if you have capers, red pepper flakes, and a lemon, you can make Linguine with Quick Chili Oil. With genius flavor combinations, a gorgeous photograph for every recipe, and a smart guide to easy-drinking cocktails and wine, Back Pocket Pasta will inspire you to cook better meals faster. 

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My Los Angeles 32 – The Walt Disney Concert Hall via Instagram

December 29th, 2017 Comments off

University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand via Instagram

December 29th, 2017 Comments off

TV Worth Watching: Linotype: Revolutionizing Printing and Society – A Documentary

December 28th, 2017 Comments off

TV Worth Watching: Linotype: Revolutionizing Printing and Society – A Documentary

TV Worth Watching: Linotype: Revolutionizing Printing and Society - A Documentary

Watch on Kanopy

Linotype: The Film Trailer

An amazingly interesting piece of history. Linotype machines changed every part of the modern publishing world, but they were eventually supplanted by photographic and computerized typesetting methods. There is something visceral about the physical nature of these machines — turning keyboard input into hot metal type with real molten lead.

Yes, this is perhaps a bit geeky for the average viewer, but I love stories about technology and history and Linotype is certainly one of the most important pieces of technology ever to appear.

I watched Linotype using the free Kanopy service via my local library. You may be able to do that, too. Their website and apps are well produced and function well, including Chromecast and Airplay support for viewing on your TV.

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Winter Moonrise via Instagram

December 28th, 2017 Comments off

Winter Moonrise via Instagram

Winter Moonrise

The moon rises on solstice evening. 

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Santa Cruz Island rises out of smoke on way to Santa Cruz Island via Instagram

December 28th, 2017 Comments off

Santa Cruz Island rises out of smoke on way to Santa Cruz Island

Santa Cruz Island rises out of smoke on way to Santa Cruz Island

Smoke from the #thomasfire is visible against the horizon. We passed through on our way across the channel.

You can also see it in the time-lapse I posted here on December 15.

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Ceiling Detail, Getty Villa, Malibu, California via Instagram

December 26th, 2017 Comments off
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