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Ruth Calvo

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I've blogged at The Seminal for about two years, was at cabdrollery for around three. I live in N.TX., worked for Sen.Yarborough of TX after graduation from Wellesley, went on to receive award in playwriting, served on MD Arts Council after award, then managed a few campaigns in MD and served as assistant to a member of the MD House for several years, have worked in legal offices and written for magazines, now am retired but addicted to politics, and join gladly in promoting liberals and liberal policies.
 
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About Me:
I've blogged at The Seminal for about two years, was at cabdrollery for around three. I live in N.TX., worked for Sen.Yarborough of TX after graduation from Wellesley, went on to receive award in playwriting, served on MD Arts Council after award, then managed a few campaigns in MD and served as assistant to a member of the MD House for several years, have worked in legal offices and written for magazines, now am retired but addicted to politics, and join gladly in promoting liberals and liberal policies.

Sunday Food: Pulla Bread

By: Sunday December 21, 2014 5:24 am

From fellow poster cmaukonen, I heard this week that an activity that belongs at Christmas for those with Finnish backgrounds is the making of the Pulla. It sounds wonderful, though you will need a few hours to spare baking. The cardamom will guarantee your house will smell great for the holiday, too.

Saturday Art: Kinetic Sculpture by Alice Aycock

By: Saturday December 20, 2014 4:55 am

  (Pictures courtesy of gigi-NYC at flickr.com.) The kinetic sculptures Alice Aycock has created include several on display in public spaces in New York City, including the above.   She has created a particular sculpture that was inspired by Hanukkah, or the other rendering of the holiday, Chanukah, which is now being celebrated.   As [...]

Over Easy

By: Thursday December 18, 2014 4:55 am

The community that began with Southern Dragon’s Lakeside Diner continues. Today we collect news from outside the usual, and renew the discussion.

Over Easy: Bringing You Science on a Monday

By: Monday December 15, 2014 4:55 am

(Picture courtesy of Amanda Graham at flickr.com.) Regrettably, BoxTurtle has had to be away on family matters, so to host readers hoping for a dose of science on their Monday morning, I’ve put together this brief post and hope this will tide you over.   We will all be glad for BT to return and [...]

Sunday Food: Chips, Potato and Tortilla

By: Sunday December 14, 2014 5:14 am

In the past week, I used the term ‘chips’ casually, and stumbled on a mistaken notion that is probably pretty common. When I talk about having chips, that sounds like I am having the most commonly known form which is the everyday potato chip. Of course, that is coated in grease, and fried, and the amount of actual potato in it is probably not enough to constitute the starch portion of an acceptable meal. The deep fried potato chip probably does still constitute the large part of chips sold.

Saturday Art and Archaeology: Mayan Tradition In Today’s World

By: Saturday December 13, 2014 6:00 am

Today the Mayan cultural centers are visited not by those observing ritual as they were originally intended, but students of the Mayan civilization and many general travelers and tourists. Their traditions, however, continue in many ways. In the Museum of the Americas, above, artworks depict the traditionsdescendants still teach and represent in their culture.

Over Easy

By: Thursday December 11, 2014 5:00 am

Brazil’s Truth Commission released its report today on the abuses its military dictatorship committed during its years in power, 1964 – 1985, including the killing of at least 400 citizens and the torture of thousands. A 1979 amnesty law passed by the military regime prevents those responsible from being tried and punished for their crimes. The report calls for the repeal of the amnesty.
Never.Give.Up.

Sunday Food: Sick as The Poop

By: Sunday December 7, 2014 5:26 am

The way I make it is to chop a large potato, a large carrot, a stalk of celery, a medium onion, a few cloves of garlic, all while browning sausage in my pot, in bacon drippings or oil. Then I pour off the fat, and put in the chopped veggies just a few minutes, put in a package of split peas (one pound) and a quart of water, about half a teaspoon of chicken bouillon powder, and stir all to mix, then start simmering slowly and adding water as it cooks, to make it my own very thick consistency.

Saturday Art and Archaeology: The End Period of Maya Cultural Centers

By: Saturday December 6, 2014 7:57 am

The Maya civilization was one that produced works of art in many places, and is characterized by centers of their civilization such as Copán, Lamanai, Chichen Itza and Tulum.

Over Easy

By: Thursday December 4, 2014 5:00 am

The community that began with Southern Dragon’s Lakeside Diner continues. Today we collect news from outside the usual, and renew the discussion.

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