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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: Hot and Sour Soup to Begin Chinese Wooden Sheep Year

By: Sunday January 25, 2015 4:56 am

Searching for a good way to celebrate Chinese New Year, I came across a small anomaly, that the year begins February 4 because that is the date of the Wooden Sheep. However, the New Year celebration is named as February 19th. Since no date is too early for hot and sour soup,, I am going to begin celebrating on the earlier date.

Saturday Art; Honoré Daumier’s satirical busts

By: Saturday January 24, 2015 4:30 am

Honoré Daumier lashed out at French politicians and officials with satirical portrayals that brought snickers to their countrymen and spared no feelings in making their actions and demeanor ridiculous. He made painted clay busts and used them for his sketches. A complete set of the models is contained at the National Galleries in Washington, D.C.

Over Easy: Around the World

By: Thursday January 22, 2015 4:56 am

Thursday tradition continues, and in the Lakeside Diner begun by Southern Dragon, today we will look at foreign media, and a perspective that doesn’t come from reportage the U.S. press usually does provide.

Yemeni rebel group Houthi ended a standoff and entered into an agreement to release the country’s president who they had been holding captive.

Saturday Art: Mary Cassatt

By: Saturday January 17, 2015 4:26 am

One of the few women painters to attain reknown, impressionist Mary Cassatt was a Pennsylvanian who journeyed to Paris to study art. There she became part of the new art scene under the influence of those who were in the process of breaking away from the Academy that so long dictated its standards.

Over Easy; Around the World

By: Thursday January 15, 2015 4:56 am

Thursday tradition continues, and in the Lakeside Diner begun by Southern Dragon, today we will look at foreign media, and a perspective that doesn’t come from reportage the U.S. press usually does provide.

Sunday Food: French Onion Soup

By: Sunday January 11, 2015 4:42 am

(Picture courtesy of stumptownpanda at flickr.com.) This one I love, but might not have put up but I had a conversation about it with eCAHNomics, who suggested this post and gets credit for it, and while I love to eat the onion soup, I admit I never have made it.   I will leave this to [...]

Saturday Art: Pieter Breughel the Elder’s “Hunters in the Snow”

By: Saturday January 10, 2015 4:57 am

In the scene, there are signs of poor hunting and exhaustion, as hunters return to their small town below. The scene has been used in so many ways that all of us have probably seen it at one time or another, and it was much used on greeting cards when those were common. It was originally pointed in oil on wood, and has a rusticity we are attracted by as well as an antiquity that is as prized as the winter homecoming theme.

Over Easy: Around the World

By: Thursday January 8, 2015 4:40 am

Thursday tradition continues, and in the Lakeside Diner begun by Southern Dragon, today we will look at foreign media, and a perspective that doesn’t come from reportage the U.S. usually does provide.

Assault rifles were turned on journalists and staff at the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo in Paris, France, with at least 12 dead in the shooting by masked attackers. The magazine had previously been fire bombed after use of a cartoon that mocked the Prophet Muhammed.

Sunday Food: Eggs Over Easy

By: Sunday January 4, 2015 5:37 am

The use of a picture I took of eggs I fried over easy, above, raised a few questions, which I’m  now getting around to answering.   On Thursday, New Year’s Day, when the post went up I was traveling.  Thanks for all of you who did find a New Year’s Day occasion to visit, and pardon my [...]

Saturday Art: Creative Restoration of Rothko murals

By: Saturday January 3, 2015 4:53 am

  (Picture courtesy of tom ledger at flickr.com.) Artist Mark Rothko painted a series of murals in abstract expressionist style, to be exhibited in the dining hall at Harvard, a project that produced crimson of varying hues in bold blocks of color for the University and that were valued at millions, but immediately began to deteriorate. [...]

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