Today’s cup: Strauss-Kahn, NATO in Libya, the debt ceiling, and Djokovic is #1

It appears as if charges will be dropped in the Dominique Strauss-Kahn case as more sordid details of the New York hotel maid are revealed.  And while I have no personal interest in seeing this man go down, I can’t help but wonder – again – why his wife appears so happy to stand by his side.  Clearly, the man has a history with women and not a good one.  Strauss-Kahn will be facing new charges when he returns to France from a young French writer, Tristane Banon, who tried to accuse him in 2002 … [Read more...]

Thursdays in the kitchen with another Jo: let’s make bread

There is a wonderful children’s book by Tim Egan (okay, he IS my brother but that’s not my fault) titled Distant Feathers. “Feathers” is a giant bird who mysteriously lands in a small village populated by little blue animal creatures.  It’s nothing like “Avatar”. “…I love bread.  Any kind of bread.  Pumpernickel, rye, whole wheat, sourdough.  Any kind.  I absolutely love bread…” Feathers reveals to his new friend, Sedrick Van Pelt, who quickly tries to satiate the bird’s appetite. “Man should … [Read more...]