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from harri3tspy :
I'm cleaning house on the academia list and am deleting your diary since you are no longer updating and because your rings link does not work. If you wish to be reinstated, just add the link and rejoin.
from harri3tspy :
From a quick look at your code, it doesn't look like your navigation items are set up as links. It is easily fixed by just manually doing the links yourself the way you'd do any in-text link. Just make sure you have the urls for the pages you want to link to and do the edits in "change your template." If you need more help, just leave me a note and I'd be happy to give it a go.
from elgan :
I'm wondering if Uncle George didn't put the gun in his son's hands on purpose, i.e. there's more here than meets the eye.
from elgan :
Hi, I've been distracted lately. Here's the recipe. Hope you can decipher it. First cook 2 cups of basmati rice and put aside. Cook 1 cup wild rice in 2 1/2 cups water for about 1 1/4 hours, drain and rinse if you think it is necessary. Cut off a few strips of zest from some beautiful oranges for a garnish, then grate enough to fill 1/2 tsp. Set aside. Then use a serrated knife to cut off the rind and separate the segments from 4 or 5 oranges, catching the juice and squeezing out the membranes into a bowl. Add the cooked wild rice to the cooked basmati rice. Gently stir in 1 tsp. minced garlic, 1 1/4 tsp. salt, 1/2 to 3/4 cup dried cherries, halved or left whole (I used cranberries), 1/2 cup fresh or frozen/defrosted cherries, pitted and halved (optional),1 to 2 tbsp. fresh lemon juice, the grated orange zest and about half the orange sections. Strain out 2/3 cup of the orange juice and stir in as well. Add black pepper to taste. Cover and let stand at least 30 minutes. Serve warm, cold or at room temperature. Shortly before serving stir in 1/4 cup minced chives and 3 to 4 tbsp. minced fresh mint. Place reserved orange sections on top and sprinkle with the strips of zest and a little minced parsley. This makes a ton, so you'll need a really large serving bowl. Enjoy!
from dandlioneyes :
got your email and WILL write back soon; the move is making it impossible for me to function.... later gater.
from elgan :
Thanks for your note. The recipe comes from Mollie Katzen’s “Vegetable Heaven”. I’ll get it to you soon. As for the previous discussion, I was in a relic chapel at a convent in Conception, Missouri, and saw so many tiny slivers of bone, hair, skin, fingernails, teeth and dessicated boogers, not to mention “pieces of the true cross”, all lovingly displayed on satin cushions surrounded with seed pearls and semi-precious stones, I was thoroughly disgusted.
from dandlioneyes :
we found a little cottage near the farm - palo alto - which sounds quiet and serene. i wanted to live in the city or the east bay, but my sweetie has to be at stanford every day... ergo.... are you living in berkeley proper? i used to hang out at brewed awakenings on euclid all the time. man, i miss that town.
from elgan :
Welcome back to Diaryland! I have missed your voice on these pages. With regard to the human hair thing, there is a framed piece in our local Victorial museum of an ornately braided quantity of human hair, decorated with pearls and silk flowers, and is an example of a craft practised by Victorian ladies. Everytime I see this thing it gives me the creeps, and I’m not really quite sure why, but it must be similar to what you experienced when seeing the kafiyah.
from dandlioneyes :
are you ever coming back??
from harri3tspy :
Have a wonderful trip. I'll miss your stories from Brazil, but I'm looking forward to hearing of your new adventures!
from dandlioneyes :
murakami is an "easy" read on first read, but the more you get wrapped up into it, the more it gets harder and harder to understand. part of his charm, i think. plus, i think the man has sex appeal, because he is a genius. his non-fiction (underground - sarin nerve gas attack oral histories) is also chilling.
from dandlioneyes :
i love banana yoshimoto, especially _ kitchen_. have you delved into haruki murakami yet? a notch up in the surreal, but addicting.... thanks for adding me as a favorite! i never took classes with n.s-h. when i was at berkeley (as an undergraduate), but i knew people in her medical anthro program who were a big fan. but - okay, enough rambling. looking forward to exploring your diary! later gater!
from elgan :
Thanks for leaving me that note AND for adding me to your favourites list. I am really enjoying your diary. I must thank harri3tspy for bringing us together.
from insensatezz :
A friend (who knows nothing of my diary) wrote me about Ronnie today, and threw in this tidbit: "I'll just say, as Marlene Dietrich does at the end of Orson Welles's 'Touch of Evil': "he was some sort of man. What does it matter what else you say about people?"
from elgan :
Fine obituary there. It's amazing how soon they forget, or is it the never-speak-poorly-of-the-dead syndrome? I'm never quite sure. I wonder what they'll say about Bush when he finally bites the big banana.
from harri3tspy :
Thanks for adding me to your list. I loved the entries I had a chance to look at this morning. I'm looking forward to checking out more later!
from orangepeeler :
don't think so. unless you live in oakland?! if so, we should meet. i don't meet enough radical girls. thanks for your updates!
from harvestbird :
hello--thanks for the link. You'll love Avignon :-)
from chatnoire :
Hello - Thanks for visiting my diary. I like yours too! I am adding you as a favorite. I love the idea of reading Bridget Jones in a foreign language...great idea! :) Hope all is well!
from insensatezz :
Self note - yikes, page looks very bad. too blocky and the red has got to go. do something about that soon.

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