Awesome Vegetarian Fauxen Soup

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  With the first real snowfall yesterday, the season of winter is effectively upon us. I really enjoy eating soup when it’s cold, but this can be somewhat challenging as a vegetarian, since even “vegetable” soups are often made with … Continued

Svenska för vinsten!

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(“Swedish for the win!”) Recently, I began learning the Swedish language (Svenska), on a whim. It began a few years ago, with some genealogical research done by my uncle that pointed to some of our familial ancestry coming from a … Continued

Restrictions and Creativity

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Years ago, I read an article by the Lead Game Designer Mark Rosewater wherein he explained that (paraphrasing) “restriction create breeding grounds for creativity” (link now defunct and content gone, but URL preserved here). His exact words were: [“Rules are … Continued

Challenge Accepted!

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Tim Ferriss is an entrepreneur. In a way, he’s also a motivational / inspirational speaker. He’s the author of the Four Hour Work-week. He’s the world record holder for tango spins, and a champion kickboxer in China (I think?). He … Continued

Letting Go of Things

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Today, I dropped off two giant boxes and a bag of books to trade in at the Autumn Leaves book store downtown. There were 5 or 6 dozen books altogether, many of them I’ve had for years. I also took … Continued

Recipe: Zucchini Bread

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Here it is! As promised yesterday, here is the recipe for Zucchini bread passed down through my family. I don’t know the origin of this particular recipe, so it might be from a cookbook, or someone else, or it could … Continued

Contextual Learning

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One of my profs and I occasionally chat about his curriculum. This was his first year teaching at IU East and he’s still fine-tuning his style. The main roadblock he runs into, and I can totally understand, is that a … Continued

Vegetarian Sloppy Joes

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Happy Valentine’s Day! This is one of my all-time favorite dishes.  Back when I would eat meat, I used to love it when my mom would make Sloppy Joe’s (we called them “Barbecue”), which generally involved a pound or two … Continued