One week burning the "Crisco" candle

  I am using the smaller Crisco container, measuring 4 inches across and three inches high, At 4 pm today it had been burning exactly one week and still had one inch and 5/8ths to go before it would be exhausted. I also burned two wicks for 10...

Yin for Yang food

Ground beef. very Yang. I'll balance it after I eat.  Like Wimpy ... Popeye's Wimpy, I want a stack of burgers.  Not the kind with lettuce tomato, mayonaise, pickle, bacon and junk,  The old kind.  Burgers along with chili on a bun, and maybe a slice...

HALLOWEEN STORY

Two years ago I gave Mom my cat, so she would not feel so alone in our old house all by herself. Then she called me and asked me to cat-sit, since she is needed at her sister's house while Aunt Ione recovers from an operation. Well, why not? I've...

CRISCO MAKES A DANDY CANDLE

      Yes, I'm talking about the shortening found on the baking lane of the grocery stores.  It is a metal can and is not likely to tip over.  The metal does not get hot.  Mine has been burning since Friday afternoon and has not yet gone down...

LEARNING MY WAY 'ROUND THE MILKY WAY

Apologies to Amazon for my gripes about Celestial Navagation being a fiction book instead of in instruction book.  They had new ones.  I wasn't sure about that fiction aspect and went to ebay to see if they had used books by that author.  They did....

My NEW FAVORITE FIRE STARTER FOR CAMPING EMERGENCIES

      Well new to me.  The name sounded hoaky and I wouldn't even read about it.  Fire Piston, huh!!   Phhht!! My favorite emergency fire starter is what I call a fire drill,  not the kind you had in school but one where you twist a...

Too Old To Dream ~~ When does THAT happen?

Sigmond Romberg  w/Oscar Hammerstein II wrote a beautiful, poignant song.  "When I grow too old to dream, that Kiss will live in my heart."   At the claimed age of 76 and actual age of 80. I'm wondering when that will happen,  being "too old to...

Gripe # 2

Regarding Amazon.  I am trying to learn Celestial Navigation in case the satellites ever go out.  I have a not too expensive sextant.  I was looking for a course and went to Amazon - typed in Celestial Navigation.  Got a lot of recommendations.  None...

Gripe # 1

A popup from some unknown source says I am infected with a malware tojan called "win32caphaw."  It calls the theat  severe. and says it cannot deal with it but recommends that I call somewhere to get instructions for removing it myself.   This...

Learned from LIFE HACKS

I love life hacks,  You learn all sorts of stuff you would never have tought of.  Like.. getting the Kiwi Fruit out of its paper-like shell without too much cutting it to pieces.  You snip off one end and then use a spoon to release it from the rest...

The CANTOR is singing again

I do not know if he actually exists or not.  I started hearing him when I  was in hospital last year.  He is likely a figment dreamed up by all the morphine they were giving me.  I heard him the whole time I was in there when everything grew quiet. ...

Wow. I'm allowed to post a straight message!

This is amazing.  Some one is on the ball.  Maybe my message to the web host got someone to try to fix it.  I don't care who started it.  Just so it starts working again.  At least I know what I'm doing or trying here.  I couldn't find my way to post...