Thursday, December 31, 2009

Salt River Review

A piece I wrote appeared at Salt River Review in December. While the First Night Clock is still counting down, I want to ask any reader to glance at the Poems published on the internet box on my blog to see Summer 1971: A Novel by Sir Walter Scott and Getz / Gilberto at Salt River Review.

First Night

Tonight is First Night, which includes a Fire Clock invention that will machinate a midnight alarm. The web site features a count-down to midnight.

Monday, December 28, 2009

Recognition to the 70th Anniversary of the Start of World War Two

Archives give recognition now to the seventieth anniversary of the beginning of World War Two. In January of 1940 the city of Vasa was bombed by the invading army of Stalin in association of the invasions of Hitler.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Trips to the post office and the copy center in the cold weather can be managed with a couple of handy Scottish Oat Scones along. These look wonderful with one's plaid scarf, one can almost imagine one is a Scottish person. This recipe always works well for me.


1 ½ cups all purpose flour

¼ cup sugar

1 Tablespoon baking powder

1 teaspoon cream of tartar

½ teaspoon salt

1 ¼ cups quick-cooking rolled oats

½ cup margarine, melted (oil is fine)

1/3 cup skim milk

1 egg

½ cup raisins

Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, cream of tartar, and salt. Add oats, margarine, milk, and egg. Mix just until dry ingredients are moistened. Stir in raisins. Shape dough to form ball; pat out on lightly floured surface to form 8-inch circle. Cut into 12 wedges (scones); bake on oiled baking sheet at 425 degrees for 12-15 minutes or until light golden brown. Serve warm.