Thursday, January 7, 2021

Whataboutism and the attack on the Capitol

cr. AP J. Scott Applewhite
In the realm of politics in America, in a two party system that easily lends itself to us vs. them reactions, cries of hypocrisy are common. I find myself using the term probably too often. Yes, often there are cases where each side can show the other side does the same thing. But, let's be clear, there is no false equivalency whataboutism that can compare yesterday to the protests of 2020.

The events of January 6th were a planned (and further incited) attack on THE Capitol of the nation, the representatives inside, and the process of the official, final selection of the next administration. The response by law enforcement to the event, once which again was an attack on the People's House - the seat of our national government - was far from equitable to other protests.

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Poaching Chicken Adds Favor, Saves Time Later (Poached Chicken & Mushrooms With Umami Rice)

Poaching chicken (sous vide as well) is a great way to do some prep work to save time later, while adding flavor at the same time. I whipped up this recipe with tons of flavor using limited ingredients. It could be seen as a Clean Eating recipe, but it was created to be a Low Residue meal for prep day for a colonoscopy, following all the rules, which also works for people with IBD or similar digestive issues.

Monday, September 21, 2020

Nutritional Yeast Is My Fregan Recipe Secret Weapon (Mushroom Onion Casserole Recipe)

In my quest to east healthier and give up certain things as a flexitarian (or as I just made up: Fregan), I have developed an arsenal of special ingredients like smoke salt, onion and pepper water (from their jars); none are as useful and versatile as nutritional yeast.

Sometimes mistakenly called brewer's yeast, nutritional yeast is known mostly as a popcorn topping, or to vegetarians and especially vegans as a cheese substitute, but it has so many more uses. 

I used to in three ways in one recipe I just created that is both vegan and gluten-free:
Mushroom Onion Casserole with Crispy Tofu.

Thursday, August 20, 2020

Where Did A Progressive Wisconsin Go?

Statue of the spirit of Forward
People elsewhere, especially on the coasts, even many Wisconsinites, may not know it, but Wisconsin has been a leader in many historical, progressive, movements.

In his DNC address, Wisconsin Lt. Gov Mandela Barnes gave a shout out to a few of our accomplishments, but there are many more. 

After all, our very motto is, simply, 'Forward'. 

Read on to learn about the many accomplishments our state has been a part of.

Tuesday, August 18, 2020

Internet Speed At Home In the Time Of Home Work And Schooling

Most families aren't this happy on their devices
photo cr. Apple
At this time of COVID, a lot of people are finding out things about their internet connection, usually not good things. What you night have encountered at night, all of your family on devices at the same time, happens all day, with bigger and more resource consuming devices like work and school computers versus just phones and tablets. So, many people are looking into increasing their Internet speed from their provider (ISP), which means paying more. But before you do so, I want to help people understand how it works and why it may not even help in the end to pay more for faster speeds. What may help more is making your home network better.  

What many people don't understand is that your internet speed is dependent on 2 things:

1) Your Internet service provider speed

2) Your device's speed (PC, laptop, tablet, phone) from its internal network adapter.

On any device the speed will only be as fast as the slower of the 2. So you can have fast Internet & WiFi but your device might not be very fast. Or your device may have a  fast network adapter but you have slower Internet speed. All if it throttled by your home WiFi network.

We will take a look at what this means and my recommendations.