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Ruth Calvo

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.
 
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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.

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. [...]

Over Easy: New Year Review

By: Thursday January 1, 2015 4:55 am

When divisions among us wipe away the flimsy appearances of order, the future both promises hope and threatens more disasters. What we will do about it becomes more important, and our own interests self evident. It’s a New Year. Can we take hold of it? I fear and I hope.

Sunday Food: Cream of Celery Soup

By: Sunday December 28, 2014 5:30 am

The Holidays are upon us, and we’ve been having all those sinful rich things relatives seem to think are necessary to shovel into us, and the chill is supposed to return all over the States. Time for something healthy, simple, warming, good for digestion.

Celery, incidentally, has long been a home remedy for stomach upset, and a cure for many things that may ail you at this time of year,

Saturday Art: Lladro collections

By: Saturday December 27, 2014 5:30 am

The manufacturing ingredients are kept under tight guard. The process is detailed in a number of Lladró publications and is fully on view for tour groups and individuals at the City of Porcelain. Lladró figurines are made out of an original blend of hard-paste porcelain, which gives the products their unique porcelain characteristics. The glaze ingredients also add to the look of the figures and are an industry secret.

Over Easy

By: Thursday December 25, 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.

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.

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