Grunt: The Curious Science of Humans at War

Mary Roach is an entertaining author who makes the science of humans in war both fascinating and humorous. I thought I wouldn’t enjoy this as I didn’t really like the idea of delving into weapons technology, but this book is about the things that help people survive in difficult circumstances. It looks into how technology…

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A Few Favorite WordPress Plugins

These are some of the plugins I enjoy using when building WordPress websites WP Help – A great plugin designed to create a collection of posts only visible from the dashboard. I use it to document things about the website. Envira Gallery – The free version of this image gallery plugin works nicely out of…

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Spice Islands Spaghetti Sauce Seasoning

This spice mixture was a staple of my father’s spaghetti recipe, so I was really distressed to hear it had been discontinued by the Spice Island folks. The excellent website site Epicurious has a copy of the mixture recipe from the spiceisland.com website and posted a copy here. But, because I’m paranoid I’m creating a…

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My Dad’s Spaghetti Sauce

Many Sundays at our house my father would make spaghetti. The fragrant scents of tomatoes, garlic and red wine would fill the house for hours while the sauce simmered to perfection. This isn’t really a recipe that you type up and give to someone. It’s best learned like I did, at my father’s side watching…

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Southwestern Minestrone Soup

This is based on a fairly classic Ministrone recipe modified with the New Mexico adage “it’s always better with green chile”. And I just really like pinto beans better than kidney beans ๐Ÿ™‚

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Udorami

Udorami isย a social list building site. The project consists of a WordPress site for ease of editing, a CakePHP webapp to manage lists, and collaborations, and a javascript bookmarklet that loads on any webpage allowing you to easily add information to lists.

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