Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Merry Christmas (?)

Came home tonight and found my packet of Christmas Seals from the American Lung Association. I LOVE Christmas seals and remember adding them to my mom's little angel Christmas cards as I was growing up. I do NOT remember getting them in September, however. Keep Christmas with you, all through the year! Okay. But it still seems strange. (And I have three 2010 calendars so far, and counting :-)

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Maddow Show: FDL's Hamsher - Putting spine into Democrats

FDL's Jane Hamsher was fantastic on MSNBC's Rachel Maddow show: articulate and strong regarding holding ConservaDems to the will of We the People. Call 'em out for what they are, more artfully and truthfully than Joe Wilson. This four minute segment says a LOT. For more on target information, see FireDogLake.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

CSA Pasta #1

CSA Pasta #1
Originally uploaded by Kate Anne
Kale, wheat fettucine, garlic, crushed red pepper, EV olive oil, oregano, sea salt, frozen veggie stock cubes to finish cooking -- yummy way to use up the CSA kale. Actually made something similar to use up swiss chard. Used rotini pasta -- fried garlic with some CSA onion in the EVOO but omitted oregano. Another version used some cherry tomatoes: nice touch.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Marc Crawford Leavitt for Queens Borough President

My friend and neighbor Marc Crawford Leavitt is running in the Sept. 15th Democratic Primary for president of the Borough of Queens in New York City. Please watch his three minute statement and share with Queens Democrats. Thanks!

Monday, September 7, 2009

Yummy CSA Food

Yummy CSA Food
Originally uploaded by Kate Anne
Breakfast included delicious CSA cantaloupe. Marion Nestle would approve. I am currently reading her book What to EAT: An Aisle-by-Aisle Guide to Savvy Food Choices and Good Eating. CSA = Community Supported Agriculture -- see

Literary Lion

FW: Literary Lion
Originally uploaded by Kate Anne
I love the NY Public Library lions, as do the pigeons. This photo was taken July 8th and just rediscovered. (FYI, there are a lot of Leos in my life.)

Friday, September 4, 2009

Writing the White House On-Line

Not getting through on the White House Comment Line -- 202-456-1111, I've called through the White House line: 202-456-1414 and have been transferred. BUT, I also urge people to WRITE a progressive message at the comment page. I left THIS comment:

Be a Roosevelt -- NOT a Clinton.

People before Profits -- any healthcare reform must NOT benefit the greedy insurance industry. We need Single Payer -- an expanded improved Medicare for All, or at least all who WANT it. The only compromise is an affordable comprehensive STRONG Public Option WITHOUT the need for extra insurance polices.

NOTE: Any healthcare reform without at least a strong public option is UNACCEPTABLE.

Basic healthcare should NOT be a matter of profit but available to ALL.


I pray God that President Obama gets the message and speaks to this next Wednesday.