In Place of Other Grains: Rainbow Millet Tabbouleh Millet is capable of doing the job of pretty much any other grain. For example, tabbouleh is usually made with bulgur but a gluten-free version can be made with millet. It’s delicious by itself or served with your favorite Mediterranean dishes. The different colored vegetables give itContinue reading “Rainbow Millet Tabbouleh”
For those who have not heard Uncle Pen, here is your chance! Listen to Uncle Pen
THIS ARTICLE provides useful information about some fantastic, off-the-beaten-track places to go in the Philippines. I already had my own list of places for reclining and recreating in the Philippines, but this list adds several new and astonishing ones to the mix. CLICK HERE
Philippine Sea — South China Sea Dispute (Non-Interactive) This is an interesting book by Philippines Supreme Court Justice Antonio Carpio that lays out an historical analysis of the legal claims to Scarborough Shoal, the Spratleys and many other islands in the Philippine Sea wast of Palawan (aka South China Sea). TRANSCRIPT: Justice Antonio Carpio onContinue reading “Is it South China Sea or is it West Philippine Sea?”
I am learning to play the Banjo. I have two long-nick Plectrum Banjos, one for each tuning, a beautiful 5-string Banjo, and an Irish Tenor Banjo. CLICK HERE for a useful list of different tunings for some kinds of Banjos (in the USA and Ireland)
I am happy and grateful to receive a 2017-19 Fulbright FLEX grant for doing research at the American University of Central Asia in Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic (AUCA). My research project is develop and write an “indigenous” curriculum for higher education and creative practice at AUCA, in the nascent Department of TV, Cinema and Visual Arts. In doing my researchContinue reading “KYRGYZ REPUBLIC: A Fulbright grant”
LISTEN to “WAR OF THE WORLDS” A ONE HOUR RADIO DRAMA READ about “WAR OF THE WORLDS” READ SCRIPT of Orson Welles’ “WAR OF THE WORLDS”
Some folks are long overdue for their first reading of A People’s History of the United States by Howard Zinn. In my case, I was overdue for a re-read and it has been very helpful. With recent political developments as they have been and a tendency to forecast ominously for the future I provide this link toContinue reading “Now there’s Trump so I return to Zinn”
I hope this is useful to someone, at least as a resource and reference. Someone forward the file to Donald Trump, he needs one for reference. Quran-English-Translation-clearquran-edition.
A lot of good things in the performance of this tune.
Pinoy Kollektor HERE is a link to a fascinating educational web presentation of historical photographs and information about Tobacco in the Philippines. Good for comparison of Blogspot and WordPress too.
I am developing a docudrama about a soldier in the US Army who defected to the enemy side in 1899 during the Philippines-US War on the island of Luzon. Throughout US History there are lots of other great examples of defection, some recent, but I’m most interested in Black US soldiers in the Pilipino-American War who defectedContinue reading “Defiant Defectors from the US Army”
I remember being deeply thrilled with wonderment when I first heard John Corigliano’s Concerto for Oboe and Orchestra. It seemed so new and insane, yet ancient to my ears in a wonderful sort of way. Movement #1 Movement #3 It is a wild ride, so nice. John Corigliano: http://www.johncorigliano.com
A lot of bad news flowing around these days and the news about Richie Havens’ death can be added to the unfortunate list. ABOUT RICHIE HAVENS As a guitarist I have been greatly influenced by Havens’ guitar playing style and the wonderful sound of his music. His voice resonates in a profound way and his energy is captivating. I was fortunateContinue reading “RIP Richie Havens, thank you!”
Thanks to my friend, Myles Cummings, now in the UK, who steered me to an interesting article with very ominous overtones about the FBI coordination with banks for the crackdown upon the Occupy Movement activities. SEE: http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2012/dec/29/fbi-coordinated-crackdown-occupy I have written in earlier blog entries on this site about my philosophical support for the Occupy movementContinue reading “The repression of dissent: The Occupy movement was (temporarily?) quashed by a coordinated BLOB of Police, FBI, and Banks”
I had a dream last night that was full of music, specifically, Saturday Night Waltz–from Aaron Copeland’s RODEO. To my ears, this is a melodic dance from a timeless heavenly valley. I have loved that piece since I was a 3-year old boy. I don[‘t recall the story of the dream but IContinue reading “In memory of my friend, Bob Morgan”
http://news.yahoo.com/venomous-snakes-harbor-deadly-brain-swelling-virus-210958870.html Fascinating story, possible horrible. Is the potential for mosquito mayhem a further ramification of global warming? As I understand the problem, an increase in mosquitos is the result of the winter cold snap not being sufficient to wipe our last year’s crop of the critters, so they keep getting bigger and more problematic forContinue reading “Skeeters or Snakes?: You have to pick your poison”
This link has three interview clips with one of my heroes, Alan Dershowitz, a great thinker, scholar, and advocate for justice. LINK: http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/newsmakers/legal-system-treats-celebs-differently–dershowitz-says.html It is well worth the time to watch the interview(s). –Woody Dershowitz? –Alan Allen? My fascination with Dershowitz is enhanced by the fact that Dershowitz’s voice reminds me so much of WoodyContinue reading “Alan Dershowitz: My hero, Alan Allen and Woody Dershowitz”
I was lucky as a young person at Malaga Cove intermediate school. I was lucky because I had GURO Dan Inasanto was my PE teacher in grades 6, 7, and 8. GURO=GURU (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guro) Guro Dan Insosanto’s website is: http://www.inosanto.com As our teacher and role model, he was authentic and awe-inspiring. I believe this could be said about allContinue reading “Guro Dan Inosanto: PE Teacher at Malaga Cove School”
I love this photo because it illustrates the unflagging willingness of a true filmmaker to do anything, including going eye to eye with the king of the forest, for the sake of a good shot.
POETRY OF THE TALIBAN I know that the Taliban are not necessarily Arabs, nor are they known for their poetic works, but this article sounds promising about a new book about the Poetry of the Taliban. Read about the book, Poetry of the Taliban, HERE An interesting and important read. Salam Verses of the Holy Q’uranContinue reading “Poetry and fragrances in ol’ Araby and in all the lands of Islam”
I have been trying to figure out, with some precision and specificity—Why so many Republican-Conservative-“job-creators” are so bug-eyed and frothing at the mouth about Affordable Health Care? The months and years of simmering disdain have spiked upwards to a boiling point in the last 24 hours, exacerbated by the Supreme Court’s recent ruling that upheldContinue reading “Why are Job-creating Republicans so upset about Obamacare?”
http://finance.yahoo.com/news/want-to-live-to-100–sleep.html This article was an interesting read, in my view. It’s time to put everything in balance.
In the past I didn’t understand Carville’s approach or persona; but in the last few years I have grown to greatly respect and enjoy his writing and sense of humor. It’s a good read. http://www.cnn.com/2012/06/14/opinion/carville-middle-class/index.html The USA has formed a dangerously inequitable gap between the haves and the have nots, where the have nots areContinue reading “James Carville”