Archives for March 2007

It’s Not Easy Being Green- The Dark Side of Kermit

Apple Matzah Kugel

I love this stuff:

9×13 pan

8 matzahs

Soak in hot water until soft. Drain but do not squeeze dry.

Beat six eggs and one teaspoon of salt thoroughly

Add 1 cup sugar
1 stick melted margarine
2 teaspoons of cinnamon

Add everything to matzah mixture

Stir in one cup of raisins and four large grated apples

Bake at 350 for 45 minutes

dot tip with margarine.

Schlafly: Married Women Can’t Get Raped

Some of you may be familiar with Phyllis Schlafly, the arch nemesis of the feminist movement. To put it mildly her views on the role of women are controversial in many circles.

At a recent speech at Bates College she asserted that married women cannot be raped by their husbands.

At one point, Schlafly also contended that married women cannot be sexually assaulted by their husbands.

“By getting married, the woman has consented to sex, and I don’t think you can call it rape,” she said.

This is not a view that I subscribe to. I think that a married couple has certain obligations and that one of them is to help their spouse with their sexual needs but not at the expense of one being completely subjugated to the other. Just to be clear the scope of obligations relative to needs is going to be subjective and based upon an agreement between the spouses.

I wonder how many other people (read women) subscribe to her point of view. I know that there is an audience for it, but how large is it.

On a side note but related to this I think that the biggest impediment to electing a female president will be other women, but that is a post for a different day.

Blogging Resources

Updated April 9, 2015: This post was written eight years ago.  Blogging and the blogosphere were far different than they are now.

At the time WordPress hadn’t conquered the blogosphere and it was much harder to customize your blog than it is today, especially if you were on Blogger as I was then.

The reason I didn’t remove this post altogether is it serves as a snapshot in time and I appreciate having the opportunity to look back and see how far we have come.

If you have questions about blogging I am certainly happy to answer them and can provide more details than what you see here.

I always keep an eye out for blogging resources such as Beta Blogger4 Dummies. It is a site that is chock full of useful information that can be used to improve the look/functionality of your blog.

Another site that I enjoy is Mandarin Design.

Darth Vader is watching you from Washington

“Darth Vader is one of the numerous carved grotesques on the Cathedral. Like gargoyles, grotesques carry rain water away from the building’s walls. Gargoyles carry away excess water via pipes running through their mouths; grotesques deflect rainwater by bouncing it off the top of their heads, noses or other projecting parts, and away from the stone walls.

How did Darth Vader, a fictional villain from the Star Wars movies, end up on the wall of Washington National Cathedral?

In the 1980s the Cathedral, with National Geographic World magazine, sponsored a competition for children to design decorative sculpture for the Cathedral. The third-place winner was Christopher Rader of Kearney, Nebraska who submitted a drawing of this futuristic representation of evil. Darth Vader was placed on the northwest tower with the other winning designs: a raccoon, a girl with pigtails and braces and a man with large teeth and an umbrella.”

Hat Tip: FraudWasteAbuse