My wife has received more than a few requests for her Banana Cake Recipe. So, with her permission, I’m sharing it here. Enjoy! Brenda’s Banana Cake Ingredients 3 Cups flours 2 Cups sugar 1 Tsp salt 1 Tsp baking powder 1 Tsp baking soda 1 Package banana pudding 1.5 Cups skinned bananas (about 3) 0.5 … More Brenda’s Banana Cake
We just got back from a family reunion down near Birmingham, Alabama. While there, naturally I took a boatload of pictures. This first link is to the general ‘pretty’ pictures from the more than 680 shots. http://mentilucent.net/AlabamaPretty/AlabamaPretty.html This next link will be of interest to industrial archaeologists and others who enjoy heavy industry. http://mentilucent.net/SlossMill/SlossMill.html
A news release from the Large Hadron Collider, near Geneva, Switzerland, tells of a possible explanation for the lack of antimatter in our universe. Part of the article mentions a new type of quark, called LHC-Beauty. If I recall my elementary physics, that means we now list seven types of quarks. They are, Top, Bottom, … More New Type of Quark!
I ran into this neat artist’s conception on one of my favorite websites. http://challenge.cgsociety.org/nvart06/entry/cat007 The illustration shows an idea for the next generation of pocket cellphone/tablet/computer. I think the artist is correct in that it might be technically feasible in the next few years. Would you like one?
Contrary to popular opinion, Bram Stoker did not write the first English language vampire story. That credit goes to Lord Byron, in the 1820s. His epic poem, The Giaour, has some chilling vampiric scenes that later authors have applied to the legends. I have created a recording of my favorite excerpt from Lord Byron’s masterpiece. … More The First Vampire Tale
Statuary written by Anthony Stevens edited by Stephanie Q. McGrath It was with some trepidation that I accepted the key to the family mausoleum from my father. His usually cheerful expression was quite serious as he explained that upon the passing of my sixteenth year on this Earth, I was to learn more of our … More A Halloween Gift
First off, I love Halloween in all of its variations! Here’s a shot I took awhile back that might put you in the mood. Secondly, midnight tonight is the start of NaNoWriMo and I’m happy to report that all the preparation for my novel experience is done. Let me explain, if you will. The novel … More Happy Halloween!