What We Have Read 3

From our reader’s journal: 6/27/07 Carnival Elizabeth Bear The team of Michelangelo Kusanagi-Jones and Vincent Katherinessen are diplomatic envoys of the Old Earth Colonial Coalition. They enter into diplomatic negotiations on renegade planet New Amazonia, where women are solely in power. Discussions take a complex turn… Lots of cool ideas in passing, including licensed clothes, … Read more

Random Friday: What We Shall Read

Current book reading queue. (Does not include a certain J K Rowling book, as too obvious.) Rollback / Robert J Sawyer. Larklight / Phillip Reeve, David Wyatt illustrator. The Sons of Heaven / Kage Baker. The Canon / Natalie Angier. The Dangerous Book for Boys / Conn Iggulden, Hal Iggulden. The Beatrice Letters / Lemony … Read more

What We Cook

Chocolate Mousse (Low carb) 1 cup half-and-half (or 1/2 cup half-and half and 1/2 cup unsweetened soy milk) 2 egg yolks 1oz bakers unsweetened chocolate 1/2 oz Ghirardelli 100% cacao unsweetened chocolate 3/4 cup cream 1/4 cup Splenda (or equivalent amount stevia) 1/2 tsp vanilla extract Scald half-and-half in double boiler. (Remember, top pot in … Read more

What We Spy

Since Google Street View began, our cats have been jealous of the attention received by Monty (Internet celebrity cat back in the day). We don’t have Street View available in our community yet, but Google Earth does show a couple of pets at our home. Image used by permission. Just two the left of the … Read more

What We Have Read 2

5/30/07 The Black Swan Nassim Nicholas Taleb Humans have difficulty thinking accurately and rationally about highly improbable events that have large impact. The “Black Swan” paradox refers to the paradox of probability induction, where observing each new white swans increases the probability of the statement “All swans are white” being true, until one travels to … Read more