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Old 09-07-2012, 01:18 AM   #111
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Why didn't I think of this...

If I can figure out how to hang it from my pot rack, which hangs over my butcher block island, this is an amazing idea. Instead of hanging cookbooks though, I'll be hanging any number of printed recipes from DC and beyond!

Thanks PF.

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Old 09-07-2012, 07:47 AM   #112
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I got the pic from an Occupational Therapist friend. I told her it was a brilliant idea.
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Old 09-07-2012, 08:00 AM   #113
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I got the pic from an Occupational Therapist friend. I told her it was a brilliant idea.
That is a great tip, what else can we learn from this person?
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Old 09-07-2012, 08:03 AM   #114
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That is a great tip, what else can we learn from this person?
I will have to e-mail her, since she moved away! She's a brat!
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Old 09-07-2012, 08:12 AM   #115
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I will have to e-mail her, since she moved away! She's a brat!
Invite her to DC, she can start an OT preschool for all of us underage seniors.
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Old 09-15-2012, 03:15 AM   #116
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To immerse yourself in amazing music, in a place where there are no distractions, with good headphones, is to experience a little of what Heaven has to offer.

I just got through listening to a piece from the Progressive Rock band, Yes, a band I have loved since the first time I heard them way back in the early 70's. This particular piece, South Side of the Sky, Live at Montreau, is a particularly rich and masterful selection. Here's a link: just in case your interested. I listened to the whole piece. It's long, and it's brilliant. Yes is the only band I have ever heard that I can listen to for 5 hours straight. I proved that to myself on the trip to visit my DD's and DGD's last weekend.

Give this selection a listen, and see if this tip is as good for you as it is for me. But you have to really listen to it, watch the performers work, try to fathom the intricacies of the music. This isn't for casual listening, my friends. This music can remove you from planet Earth, and for a short time, transport you to somewhere better.

Watch Steve Howe's fingers fly across the fretboard of his guitar. It's no wonder that Gibson named a guitar after him. And Rick Wakeman's mastery of the keyboards is unequaled, even by Keith Emmerson, who I also love as a musician. Put that all together with Chris Squire's bass guitar artistry, and Jon Anderson's unique voice, and vocal delivery. I can't remember the drummer's name, but he is famous for his jazz percusion style, and is an integral part of the Yes sound.

Tell me, have you ever heard a more unique Sound, or more recognizable talent?

After just listening to the music, and being completely blown away yet again by Yes songs, I had to share my feelings with my friends. The music is powerful stuff, at least for me.

Can you tell that I love this band, even after 40 years?

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Old 09-15-2012, 06:41 AM   #117
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To immerse yourself in amazing music, in a place where there are no distractions, with good headphones, is to experience a little of what Heaven has to offer.

I just got through listening to a piece from the Progressive Rock band, Yes, a band I have loved since the first time I heard them way back in the early 70's. This particular piece, South Side of the Sky, Live at Montreau, is a particularly rich and masterful selection. Here's a link: just in case your interested. I listened to the whole piece. It's long, and it's brilliant. Yes is the only band I have ever heard that I can listen to for 5 hours straight. I proved that to myself on the trip to visit my DD's and DGD's last weekend.

Give this selection a listen, and see if this tip is as good for you as it is for me. But you have to really listen to it, watch the performers work, try to fathom the intricacies of the music. This isn't for casual listening, my friends. This music can remove you from planet Earth, and for a short time, transport you to somewhere better.

Watch Steve Howe's fingers fly across the fretboard of his guitar. It's no wonder that Gibson named a guitar after him. And Rick Wakeman's mastery of the keyboards is unequaled, even by Keith Emmerson, who I also love as a musician. Put that all together with Chris Squire's bass guitar artistry, and Jon Anderson's unique voice, and vocal delivery. I can't remember the drummer's name, but he is famous for his jazz percusion style, and is an integral part of the Yes sound.

Tell me, have you ever heard a more unique Sound, or more recognizable talent?

After just listening to the music, and being completely blown away yet again by Yes songs, I had to share my feelings with my friends. The music is powerful stuff, at least for me.

Can you tell that I love this band, even after 40 years?

Seeeeeya; Chief Longwind of the North
Thanks for sharing the clip. YES is one of my all-time favorites too. I've always thought that "Progressive rock" is too limiting a category for them since they incorporate elements of many styles into their music. Here is a must see for any fan....

Yes: 35th Anniversary Concert: Songs from Tsongas

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Old 09-16-2012, 01:13 AM   #118
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When trying a new technique for the first time, it is better to invent the axle that makes the wheel useful, than inventing the wheel.

What I mean is that new techniques involve the use of knowledge we may or may not have, and often times, that knowledge is used in unfamiliar ways.

Take for instance, roasting a chicken, in a CI dutch oven, in a bed of hot coals from a campfire. How do you determine the cooking temperature in the pot? If you have no previous point of reference, you are guessing at the time and the temperature. This makes it difficult to roast that bird to perfection. You might know the perfect final meat temperature that you are trying to achieve, but how do you gauge how to get it?

Do a bit of research before attempting something brand new to you. Often times, someone else has done the hard part, and figured out how to get the results you are looking for. After you become familiar with the basic technique, that's when you build the axle, that makes the wheel useful. You add the herbs, spices, veggies, whatever you want to that CI dutch oven, confident enough, and knowledgeable enough to have a good chance at success.

I know my way around an oven, and the things cooked in it well enough that I can play loose and free with recipes for just about any pastry, pie, or cake, not to mention meat and veggie preparations. It's rare that I don't get the results I'm trying to achieve with my experiments.

But, put me on the beach in Hawaii, give me a pig, and ask me to roast it at a luao, and I have as much chance at being successful the first time, as I have of walking on the moon tomorrow. I would need some serious instruction.

I've been re-inventing the wheel for a long time. It's taught me a lot about cooking. But sometimes, it's just a lot easier to use someone else's wheel, and perfect it's use, or create the axle that makes that wheel more useful.

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Yes Fragile is on the same pedastal as Pink Floyd Dark Side of the Moon for me.
Way ahead of their time! Those albums are like 2 songs to me.
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Did I hear, "Dark Side of the Moon"?
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