Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Diet For A Small Planet Summary (Synopsis)

If the price of meat has you down, no doubt you have recalled the 1971 book Diet for a Small Planet, by Frances Moore Lappé. What did it say about getting proteins from other food sources? Don't remember? No worries!

Blogger Jessica McRackan has the summary you need, a 'refresher' for the masses!

What may surprise you is that author Lappé has made some tweaks thanks to new knowledge about the way our bodies handle amino acids! Everything you need to know can be found here at Savvy Vegetarian (I strongly urge you to print these out and keep them handy as references when you are planning meals!)

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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Bloggers & Marketing Gurus - Avoid Facebook - Tailor Your Content To Regional Interests

Whether you are selling something, writing an article you hope will go viral, looking for more followers for your blog or twitter account, or aching for more facebook 'likes,' you need to be aware of what people are SEARCHING for REGIONALLY- those search terms, properly inserted into your posts and hashtagged tweets, can run up incredible numbers of visitors, followers, retweets and referrals!

Spread the word about your stuff -  do it via your blog, via WeChat, via weibo, via LinkedIn, via twitter - but NOT facebook!
Your Twitter feed isn’t controlled by an algorithm. We see the tweets of those we follow in real time. But Facebook uses a complicated algorithm to determine what ends up in peoples' news feeds.

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Monday, August 18, 2014

#MusicMonday Albany Style

Even though CBS6 thinks WTRY was a 50,000 watt station and gets the deejay's name wrong (and then covers the goof by taking the story offline) here is the real deal for you! The DJ was Lee Gray and he brought some local teens up to national prominence and a place in the music history books (the ones TV stations have no time to read.) Here's what you DIDN'T know: Laurie records had to make a critical choice between promoting "Charity" and promoting a song by another group it had signed. NOW do any of you know the name of that group and the song that went on to be a national #1 hit?

And although these guys weren't from Albany, "Free As The Wind" beat The Mamas and The Papas' "California Dreaming" on WTRY's nightly "Voice Your Choice" call-in show with DJ Rick Snyder. The Myddle Class didn't make it big nationally, because the PD at the groups hometown radio station, New York's WABC refused to play their music, and WGLI's PD even broke one of their records to pieces! They had a big NUMBER ONE in Albany with this tune:Thank Google for YouTube! submit to reddit

Backyard Garden Harvest 2014

With a new fall/back-to-school season just a few weeks away, my vegetable garden has been a source of fresh food for many years now. This year, 2014, has been unique in that the garden hose has stayed hanging up in its winter storage position. I simply haven't had need of it for anything. The rains that seem to come at precise times have watered the plants well, and, using an old trick on teevee back in the 90s, when the weatherman says we're gonna have a soaker, I go outside just as dark skies are forming nearby, and soap up the car with a few drops of dishwashing liquid dissolved in a pail of hot water. I go over the vehicle with a sponge, and I'm back inside by the time the first drops fall, usually within a few minutes.But I digress.

I tweeted this picture of green beans (with a few peas mixed in) that I picked Saturday afternoon for the evening meal. I've posted other yard and garden articles on this blog over time and wish I had had the iPhone back then! I may go back this year and upload new iPhone photos to my Wild Grapes vs. Moonseed article. I wish I could change the insect eggs on the badminton net post, but we didn't put the net up this year as we've been hitting the tennis courts instead.

My 2014 garden's first yield was a bumper crop of salad radishes. Of course I have peppers, peas, beans, tomatoes, garlic and two new aditions this year, carrots and broccoli. And everything is so good! I can't remember a year when I had gone without either watering can or hose for so long. It looks like that hose isn't coming down again until, maybe, 2015!

See also: February Vegetable Garden

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Sunday, August 17, 2014

Watertown Daily Times: "Man charged with kidnapping Amish children suspended; girlfriend not welcome back at her workplace"

This article/image is posted for educational purposes to assist those with certain variations of Chrome browsers where the text appears as a series of lines or bars instead of readable characters. The WDT article is here.
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