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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: Pickles

By: Sunday September 21, 2014 2:34 pm

Since we’ve talked about the various relishes for sandwich making, it seems only natural that we conclude with a mention of the many added tangy pickles that make a sandwich more interesting yet. There are so many varieties, I doubt any of us like them all, particularly all at once, but without the pickles many of us would find our munchies a bit dull.

Saturday Art and Archaeology: Unique Discovery in Pennsylvania Dig

By: Saturday September 20, 2014 12:40 pm

Long hours patiently sifting through dirt and checking constantly for relics sometimes yield results that make those times golden, and that happened this summer in a dig in PA. The archaeological society of Venango County has worked for the past summers on an inhabitated locale that has turned up finds of tribal pottery and tools, evidence of processing and cooking, post holes for lodges, and among those artifacts has produced a remnant of woven appearance now being tested for composition that may be fabric. If this find proves to be fabric, it will be the only such piece found in this state for the late Woodland period from which these relics date, around 1150 – 1300 B.C. Charcoal dating has already established that period as the time of inhabitation from which the excavated relics originate.

Heady times in archaeology sometimes occur with no prior warning, and thanks go to Susette Jolley, who so delicately discovered, recognized, and brought the fabric to the attention of her fellows, so all concerned helped preserve the discovery.

Saturday Art and Archaeology; Maya Glyphs, Symbol Writings

By: Saturday September 13, 2014 1:00 pm

Use of symbols has characterized early communications as far back as petroglyphs, cave drawings, and our earliest art objects now for the most part being recovered from graves. Often, early art reflects a use of modeling that resembles the same element from other, far distant locations. Glyphs formed a Mayan means of communication, and have [...]

Saturday Art and Archaeology: Copán, Altar Q

By: Saturday September 6, 2014 7:07 pm

Among the treasures excavated at Copán Mayan Archaeological Site is the Altar Q that represents a lineage that has been traced from its origins to the regime in power at the time of its construction. Each historical figure is recognizable by the glyphs that associate with him.

Saturday Art and Archaeology: Copán, Rosalila

By: Saturday August 30, 2014 5:02 pm

In the Mayan ceremonial center of Copán in Honduras, an ancient temple has been covered and preserved over the centuries by the builders themselves. Nicknamed ‘Rosalila’, it was preserved as it had been constructed and is considered as a sacred temple which had the main building of the Copán center built over it.

Sunday Food: Mustard

By: Sunday August 24, 2014 4:10 pm

Some of us crave that bit of sour, spicy undertaste to go with our bread and fillings, cheese or meat or other sort, and I am among the ones that want it full of pickle lilt as well.

Yellow or brown is the next choice, and if there’s a darker, browner one, especially with bits of the mustard seed in it, I’ll go in that direction. It’s bearable to use the yellow sort, but in my taste category that’s just baby food, I’m really happier with an earthier taste.

Saturday Art and Archaeology: Mayan Dedicatory Vessels

By: Saturday August 23, 2014 7:12 pm

Among the excavated items that form a large body of the pottery being studied from digging at Blue Creek, Belize, are the lip-to-lip vessels that occur in many of the temples now explored. These have revealed customs that played a part in the Maya society which ongoing archaeological science is ferreting out with its examination of the occurrence and content of the jars.

Intricate analysis of the vessels has been underway at the digs where I worked this July, and the content showed much about what the Maya celebrated and reverenced.

Over Easy

By: Thursday August 21, 2014 7:03 pm

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

Saturday Art and Archaeology: Blue Creek, Belize

By: Saturday August 16, 2014 6:28 pm

The director of the program and author of this report, Dr. Thomas Guderjan, explained that findings at Blue Creek Center showed that Mayan termination included massive broken pottery and sealing off of the occupied parts of the temples.

And when we finished our dig, we returned the site to its found condition.

Sunday Food: Cashews

By: Sunday August 10, 2014 1:12 pm

One of the nuts that is grown in Central America and has been familiarized in this country along with its diminishing costs is the cashew nut. A tree nut, it is rich in antioxidants, quite healthy and nutritious. It is one of the most distinct tastes among nuts.

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