One of the bountiful late-summer harvests around here are berries. While Alaska has a rich assortment of edible berries, we have on our own property a good supply of raspberry brambles. The advantage in these is twofold, in that 1) they are delicious and useful in preserves, pies and muffins, and b) we don’t have to go anywhere to get them.
So far we have gathered in between a gallon and a gallon and a half of the rich, luscious fruit, with more to come. Come the depth of our sub-Arctic winter, Mrs. Animal plans to use some of these to bake fresh raspberry muffins, so that we can enjoy a little taste of summer. I’m looking forward to that.
On To the Links!
How bad are the emissions from green activists private jets? Pretty bad.
How much of the US have the Chinese infiltrated? More than we’re comfortable with, that’s for sure.
A bumper crop this week.
OK, that’s enough of that.
This Week’s Cultural Edification:
The name Stuart Leslie Goddard may not mean much to you, but if you were watching the music scene in the early Eighties, as in back when MTV was still playing music, you’ll recognize his pseudonym, Adam Ant. In those early days of music video, Adam and The Ants were a thing, combining a sort of semi-punk sound with Adam’s trademark flamboyant, swashbuckler style.
As should surprise no one, I have a favorite from Adam’s discography, that being the 1982 single Goody Two Shoes. It’s not a tune you should be taking too seriously, and it’s not a rigorous example of the craft of music, but it’s peppy and fun, and the accompanying video is entertaining. Here it is, then – enjoy.