"The glory of human beings is not first and foremost to do or produce things or to build beautiful monuments or churches, to write wonderful books or to create new technology. All these will pass. The glory of human beings is to communicate life, pouring the oils of compassion on suffering people. It is with Jesus and in him to transform others, to help them move from inner death, sadness and aggression to inner peace, joy and fullness of life.” Jean Vanier
The ancient Japanese calendar had 72 seasons! Does work similar to a Book of Firsts, I should think. It is available now as an app.
in Just... by e.e. cummings
spring when the world is mud-
luscious the little
whistles far and wee
and eddieandbill come
running from marbles and
piracies and it's
when the world is puddle-wonderful
old balloonman whistles
far and wee
and bettyandisbel come dancing
from hop-scotch and jump-rope and
1. Wash and dry chicken
2. Turn bird breast side down. Using kitchen shears cut along the backbone. Cut along the other side of the backbone and remove (can be used for making chicken stock later).
3. Turn bird breast side up and press hard on breast bone with both hands to flatten chicken.
4. Remove wing tips if desired. Tuck legs and wings close to body.
5. Follow favourite oven or BBQ recipe.
*late 18th century (originally an Irish usage): perhaps related to the noun dispatch + cock
4 Large Eggs
coarsely ground salt and pepper
good bread for toasting
Tuck eggs in a saucepan in a single layer and cover with water to your first knuckle. On medium heat bring water just to the boil. (otherwise rubbery eggs!) Cover pan and remove from heat, letting stand 2 minutes by the timer. Remove and serve in egg cups immediately with toast soldiers. Eat with salt and pepper.
"The grave is without egg." - Ursula Le Guin
"Ideas won't keep; something must be done about them."