Monthly Archives: July 2012

“Imagine” Lyrics by John Lennon

Imagine there’s no heavenIt’s easy if you tryNo hell below usAbove us only sky Imagine all the people living for todayImagine there’s no countriesIt isn’t hard to doNothing to kill or die forAnd no religion too Imagine all the people … Continue reading

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Migrating to an iPad

When I study Chinese, I often like to type my notes on a computer and share them with my Chinese friends for their input. I prefer to study away from home, because my parakeets interfere. (They always scold me when … Continue reading

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Weekend at the Coast

How I love Oregon! This weekend we visited our daughter, and she took us to the Oregon coast, searching for cool campgrounds.  I love Oregon, because it’s only a few hours drive from mountains, coast, or desert.  In fact, we … Continue reading

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Tomato Ketchup recipe

I recently posted that I wanted to make my own ketchup.  Coincidentally, today’s Bend Bulletin printed a recipe for homemade ketchup.  (Guess I’ve been spelling “ketchup” wrong all this time.) Here’s the recipe.  Thank you, “Bend Bulletin.” Tomato Ketchup Makes … Continue reading

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Spumgolion

This is Spumgolion, a spaghetti dish passed down to me from my Mother. It’s my favorite. Here’s the recipe: SPUMGOLION 1 – 1.5 lb. (0.5 kg ñ 0.7 kg) ground beef 1 small onion chopped 2-3 stalks celery, chopped 1 … Continue reading

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The most wonderful dream

The master was resting in his room on a hot afternoon when his disciple walked by and peeked in. “Please come in,” the master said, “I had the most wonderful dream. Would you like to hear about it?” Instead of … Continue reading

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Mango Pie

Our kind neighbor gave this pie to us today. It was delicious. Reminded us of apple pie but with a different consistency. We had it cold today, and it was terrific. Tomorrow we’ll try it heated with ice cream.

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