Joshua on May 31st, 2008

I love the Seattle Public Library (SPL).  I’m not sure if Seattle just spends more money than Austin, but the library is so much better considering the cities have similar populations that I still use SPL more than Austin.  Being a few thousand miles away I mostly make use of SPL’s online databases.  Through a […]

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Joshua on May 30th, 2008

Epicurious has released a neat little interactive map that shows you what is in season for each month of the year for each state.  A handy little tool when we get produce that looks good, but tastes like cardboard filling our supermarkets yearround.  It is especially helpful when you say, I don’t know, move across […]

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Joshua on May 28th, 2008

It may sound silly, but the song “Hush Little Baby” has always made me a little uncomfortable.  The lyrics have always seemed so commercial (even as a kid I thought so).  I hated singing this to my kids too.  It is all I’m going to BUY you this and then I’ll BUY you this and […]

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Joshua on May 27th, 2008

Summer has arrived in Texas.  A bit early even by Texas standards.  Apparently it is a La Nina year which is associated with hot and dry.  Boy are we excited. Last year we had lots of rain.  Record levels of rain.  I didn’t water anything and most things survived.  Even so some of the smaller […]

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