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Holodiscus discolor

Ironwood aka Holodiscus discolor


the speech habits peculiar to a particular person.
"in his strange idiolect, he preferred to call angels “angelicals“"


the use of more words than are necessary to convey meaning (e.g. see with one's eyes ), either as a fault of style or for emphasis.

Choose Wisely

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From Parable of the Talents:

Choose your leaders with wisdom and forethought.

To be led by a coward is to be controlled by all that the coward fears.

To be led by a fool is to be led by the opportunists who control the fool.

To be led by a thief is to offer up your most precious treasures to be stolen.

To be led by a liar is to ask to be told lies.

To be led by a tyrant is to sell yourself and those you love into slavery.



Korean Buffalo WIngs

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Via: All Things BBQ ..... Tom Jackson



Korean Buffalo Sauce:

  • 1/2 cup Gochujang fermented chile paste
  • 1/4 cup Cattleman’s Grill Pit Fire Hot Sauce
  • 2 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 1 tsp fish sauce
  • 1 tsp garlic, fine grated on microplane
  • 1 tsp fresh ginger, fine grated on microplane
  • 1 tsp cayenne powder
  • 1/4 tsp celery seed
  • 3/4 cup unsalted Butter


Kimchi Ranch:

  • 1/2 cup kimchi
  • 1/2 cup Kewpie mayo
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup tbsp green onion, minced


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What attracted you so much to Dick?




For me, he’s the Dostoyevsky of the twentieth century, the guy who understood it all. Actually, I am struck by his posthumous life—not only all the movies based on his books, but all the movies that aren’t, like The Matrix, The Truman Show, and Inception, that show reality disappearing behind its representation. It used to bother me that all these people didn’t admit their debt to Dick. But in the end, I think it’s great. What twenty years ago we called the world of Philip K. Dick is now just the world. We don’t need to cite him anymore. He’s won

Appiah urges readers to see the multiplicities of our identities, which both define our individuality and describe a commonality.


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a shadow or faint image of something:In the south, where the Tibetan plateau begins its gradual rise, we can just glimpse the hazy adumbration of its mountains above the undulating horizon

Portuguese cheese lingo.

curado: aged
queijo: cheese
queijo fresco: fresh cheese
cabra: goat
ovelha: sheep
leite: milk
vaca: cow

We have created a Star Wars civilization, with Stone Age emotions, medieval institutions, and godlike technology. We thrash about. We are terribly confused by the mere fact of our existence, and a danger to ourselves and to the rest of life,” EO Wilson