Days like this, you can almost forget the destruction the flood brought. But it's never far from mind:
My publisher, Phil Innes (yes, we're related somehow) sent me a rose from his garden today:
Black Sabbath put out a new album, but if you don't know from Sabbath, here's a cheat sheet
Here are some investment tips for those who'd like to make some $ from the obesity epidemic
We've got great uprisings in Brazil- in every city people fill the streets. It's heartening.
And in our town... well, our Town Manager is leaving to run a town in Missouri. She's seen a lot here, and I'm sure she'll do well. This will leave her successor to be appointed by the current Selectboard, which I'm sworn to ignore because the locals didn't bother to vote in the last election and we have another roster of the good old boys there now. Well, we'll see what happens...
I'm quite content myself because I finally wrote Graham Kerr a fan email with my thanks for all his influence. To my now-forever-kvelling-over-it surprise he wrote back:
"My Dear Laura. You have a great gift of encouragement...keep it up when you
feel the prompt, there are many folks, who, like us, are so grateful for a
kind word in season. My love to your family, keep enjoying the kitchen!!
Graham! I can call him Graham!
If by some strange fate you've never seen Graham in action, here:
He is a healthy cooking advocate nowadays and does good work, but I'd never have gone into cooking if he hadn't made it look so much fun.
So Happy Summer, fellow babies of the northern hemisphere. Happy Winter to our southern hemisphere family. I'm sure there's more but I've got people to go and places to see.