Friday, January 30, 2009
Thursday, January 29, 2009
1 can of Goya Black Beans (rinsed)
Juice from one lemon
2 cloves of garlic (smashed)
Fresh parsley and/or
Fresh cilantro (To taste -- I use a handful of BOTH green types)
Drizzle of extra virgin olive oil
Let the beans marinate in the mixture at least a half an hour then HEAT a portion for a minute or two in the microwave. WOW -- yummy. The recipe says it can last a week in your refrigerator but it won't because you will EAT it. It is good cold, too, but
delicious and healthy and easy to make.
FYI: Lemons juice easier if you first plop them into hot water and then ROLL them on the counter. You can then make a small hole and squeeze -- or use a juicer if you prefer. (I have one of those orange plastic juice knobs that you insert into the lemon and then squeeze.)
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
Sunday, January 25, 2009
Bobby Kennedy Jr. gives a terrific presentation. This video speaks of environmental abuses during the Bush administration and documents more reason for happiness in seeing them finally OUT as well as reason for campaign finance reform. Preserve our democracy and our environment by allowing politicians to serve who are only answerable to WE the People. And we can only have that by getting big money OUT of Politics. Limit campaign contributions and spending. Keep lobbyists out of government. Allow GOOD people of education and wisdom from all economic levels to run for office, not just the wealthy. (And it makes me wish even more that RFK, Jr. could have been Hillary's successor.)
Saturday, January 24, 2009
Monday, January 19, 2009
This wasn't shown on HBO so we, the uncabled, didn't miss it. Thank God and some tech-savy folk for YouTube and the person who taped this from the front of the Sunday concert: Bishop Gene Robinson's Prayer.
Sunday, January 18, 2009
Friday, January 16, 2009
Something positive for this cold ten-degree day! Let's stay on Barack to help him become the successful president our country needs after eight years, indeed 28 years, of conservatism and the failure of supply-side economics. Yes, we can restore our integrity, our economy, our people -- and become America the Beautiful! With Barack's help, and your and my help, and God's help! AMEN!!!
Sunday, January 11, 2009
This eight minute segment helps explain the problem. And several of my friends' facebook statuses say, "In 16 days: 879 Palestinians killed in Gaza (236 children and 100 women) and 3695 injured." While Hamas' violence must be condemned, too, very few Israelis have died via Hamas rockets since the end of the ceasefire. Please watch this and do what you can to peacefully end the violence. Thank you.
Tuesday, January 6, 2009
Josh, running for New York City Council in District 39, was enthusiastically received at a fundraiser Jan. 6, 2009 at O'Lunney's Pub, on 45th Street just off Broadway in NYC.
Jonathan Tasini, Josh, and Chris Owens
Friday, January 2, 2009
Thursday, January 1, 2009
Insurance Hassles Killing Off Family Docsby John Brady
I love being a family physician. I love the history rooted in the country doc who did his best to help comfort and heal his neighbors. I love the broad scope of practice where I am always seeing something different and something challenging. But most of all, I love the long-term relationships with my patients. So it is with a heavy heart I admit that my specialty is dying.
This matters not because of the nostalgic loss of the way things were; it matters because studies have proved the essential foundation of a less expensive and higher quality health-care system is effective primary care.
Specifically, as primary care dies, access becomes limited, waits become longer and costs soar.
With this silent but looming crisis becoming ever more evident, we have to take an open and honest look at the reasons for the demise.
We are dying because of an insane payment system.... MORE