Blog of a Million Dreams

Monday, August 30, 2010

Temple Grandin

Temple Grandin was just recognized at the Emmys. A lot of people might not know who she is, but I do.

I just finished her audio book, "Animals Make Us Human".

And I have to I have autism? Because everything she said made sense to me, and, in fact, I felt like I knew a lot of what she said before she said it.

Many people don't understand animals, but they are a lot easier to understand than most humans.

They are physical, basic beings who can also be capable of misunderstood behaviors and whose emotional life is, in many ways, perhaps richer than humans.

I love her book. Get it, if you can. It's good reading and the fact that the author is autistic is irrelevant. She knows what she's talking about.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Two Weeks!

It's been two weeks! Two weeks since I last posted and I think it's 'cuz stuff's starting to hit the fan.

One neighbor has moved on...away, far away...and another is finished packing and counting the days for her move. I think the economy, the lifestyle, the whole California thing is encouraging people to move on and away.

I'm getting weird random phone calls from people I don't know and people I do know are going through a lot.

A couple of friends are getting divorced...other friends are moving...and there is quite a lot of change in the air.

On an excellent note, my neighborhood is improving...houses are being renovated and I think it should make housing prices improve.

Other than that, I'm just fastening my seatbelt for the wild ride.

Monday, August 02, 2010

Delicious Vegetarian Meal

2 large beets
aluminum foil
baking dish
Dijon Mustard
2-4 tbsp. butter, salted

Wrap beets in aluminum foil, cutting off green stems but leaving skin and root. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Bake beets for 1 1/2 to 2 hours, depending on size of beet.

Take beets from aluminum foil and peel off skin. Cut off root. Dice beet into small, cubed pieces. Throw in butter and tablespoons of Dijon Mustard to taste, while beet is still hot.

Eat. Yumm. It's delicious.

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