Wednesday, September 28, 2011
We started Olive on solid foods last week. Rice cereal was food number one, taken with interest but a lack of enthusiasm. Food number two was a pear puree, which she really didn't seem to like much at all. Food three was a sweet potato puree. This went over like gangbusters and was a beautifully messy meal. She loved it and ate plenty. I made a big batch and froze it, thinking it would last for months, congratulating myself on preparing for the future and being on top of things, for once. Then came the spots.
Thursday, September 15, 2011
As originally appeared in the Monadnock Shopper News 9/7/2011
It has recently come to light that there is something rotten in the state of California. Last year, California’s top official at the Department of Pesticide Regulation, Mary-Ann Warmerdam, made a ruling on a particularly nasty pesticide called methyl iodide, used primarily on strawberries. Excessive exposure to methyl iodide has been linked to increased risks of cancer and miscarriages, among other things. Warmerdam had staff scientists determine an acceptable level of exposure. Their results concluded that only trace amounts of daily exposure was safe and they reported this finding to Warmerdam. She then decided that these guidelines were ‘excessive’ and ‘unacceptable, due to the economic viability’ of the pesticide manufacturer. Warmerdam proceeded to approve an exposure rate 100 times higher than what her own scientists recommended! I am willing to bet no one in her family picks strawberries for a living.
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
(image by duo fiberworks)
Check out my post over at Ohdeedoh about these cool as all heck DIY wooden veggies from Duo Fiberworks. They are easy to make and look great!
Now that I got a few things off of my chest I imagine it is time to let you know who you are dealing with. My name is Richard, I live in a small New Hampshire town but am a die-hard NY Yankees fan. The reason for this blog is because I strongly feel there are not enough avenues on the internet to trumpet our collective self- absorption.
Monday, September 5, 2011
I imagine complaining about other bloggers is not a good way to start off a new blog, but I've got a bone to pick with some other dads out there. Actually, I shouldn't even call you bloggers, because if you haven't posted anything since 2004, you're not really maintaining an 'active web presence'. But, for some reason, instead of admitting you have moved on from blogging and are now seriously into planking, you are hogging some pretty good blog names.