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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.

Over Easy: Around the World

By: Thursday February 5, 2015 4:55 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.

Three Chinese militants attempting to leave their ranks have been executed by IS according to reports from that group, a concern for the country that borders Pakistan and Afghanistan.

Sunday Food: Terlingua Chili CookOff

By: Sunday February 1, 2015 4:56 am

Chili is something of a Superbowl tradition, and I happen to be a fan, of both.

Being in Ghost Town Terlingua this week, I see a lot of the Terlingua Chili event that takes place every First Saturday in November. This year it will occur on November 5. It draws chili fans from all over the world, and is a big foodie focus.

Saturday Art and Archaeology: Big Bend Chimney Rocks Petroglyphs

By: Saturday January 31, 2015 5:00 am

The ancient rock drawings found at the Big Bend National Park Chimneys have been viewed and enjoyed by hikers in that remote park for aeons, about two and a half hours away from the trailhead. They are much photographed, but little written about them. Like many of the puzzles left by tribes that passed through the area, they have symbols we can guess about and some that are found repeated in other, similar, petroglyph displays in the territories where American natives left their message.

Over Easy: Around the World

By: Thursday January 29, 2015 4:59 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.

Newly elected Greek Prime Minister Tsipras called for a new approach to the onerous policies the Eurozone has imposed on the nation he represents.

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 [...]

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