Some Favorite Quotes

Once we recognize that we do not err out of laziness, stupidity, or evil intent, we can liberate ourselves from the impossible burden of trying to be permanently right. We can take seriously the proposition that we could be in error, without deeming ourselves idiotic or unworthy. --Karen Schulz, Being Wrong: Adventures in the Margin of Error

There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics



  • Two of Mary's short stories: Seated Reflections, Order Up
  • El Jardin Mexican Restaurant Menu
  • Recipe for muesli:
    • 3/2 cups rolled oats
    • 1/2 cup raisins
    • 1/2 cup dried chopped dates
    • 1/4 cup sunflower seeds (raw or roasted)
  • How to roast pumpkin seeds:
    • clean seeds and soak in salt water (1tbsp/4cups) overnight
    • dry seeds with paper towels
    • toss seeds in vegetable oil (1tbsp/cup)
    • sprinkle seeds with salt,  Accent, or other seasoning
    • broil in single layer on baking sheet 5-10min, until just browned
  • Recipe for pimento cheese (originally from
    • 2 cups shredded extra-sharp cheddar
    • 8 oz cream cheese, softened
    • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
    • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
    • 1/4 tsp ground cayenne
    • 1/4 tsp onion powder
    • 1 jalapeno, seeded and minced
    • 1 (4 oz) jar diced pimento, drained
    • salt and black pepper to taste
  • colors: #9E0621 #997F3D #000 #555 #666 #888 #CCC #F0F0F0
  • shirt size c. Jan. 2011: 16 1/2 neck, 34-35 sleeve