Strawberry Mojitos


Rufus' Food and Spirits Guide

These strawberries are not quite in season These strawberries are not quite in season

We wish really good strawberries would arrive soon. Until then we’ll keep drowning the substandard ones we’re buying — in hopes they’re the real deal — in alcohol.

Strawberry Mojitos

  • 2 large strawberries
  • 1-2 sugar cubes
  • 4 mint leaves
  • 1 1/2 oz rum
  • tonic water

In the bottom of a Collins glass muddle the strawberries, mint and sugar. Top with rum and a few ice cubes. Fill glass with tonic water. The drink can be strained before the tonic water is added to remove the pulp. We enjoyed the drink both ways.

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what are we afraid of and who’s to blame?


the Hunt for Truth

Or…  Is having an ordinary life thought to mean it’s a meaningless life?

Its awkward and difficult when I’m put on the spot sometimes.

Getting past that was something of a triumph as I grew in my career; but that wasn’t all there was to it because somewhere along the line, I began to wonder too if vulnerability is our most accurate measure of courage.

This topic is deep. I had no idea just how much I’d learn by review of my life’s experience while listening to this one hour video — oh my!
Actually, I watched it twice.

Here’s one for you:

If someone said “What’s the difference between shame, guilt, humiliation, and embarrassment?” would you be able to respond with the knowledge work — the knowing from your experiences what’s the difference — the crux of what’s the struggles from the lifelong learning?

Brené Brown
The Power of…

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British government hates scientific criticism of badger killing


Dear Kitty. Some blog

This video from Britain is called BBC wildlife Documentary – The BADGERS Secrets of the Sett – full length – David Attenborough.

From Wildlife Extra:

Independent badger cull monitors will not be asked to oversee again

The second year of the badger cull in Somerset and Gloucestershire will not be monitored by The Independent Experts Panel, the Government has revealed.

The news was criticised by Labour MP Maria Eagle who accused the Government of ignoring advice they didn’t like or didn’t want to hear.

“Now ministers have confirmed that they will not allow further expert scrutiny of their disastrous policy when the cull resumes later this year. What do the Tories do if they don’t like the independent scientific advice they get? Stop asking for advice,” she says.

Maria Eagle MP, Labour’s Shadow Environment Secretary, asked the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs at Parliamentary Questions:…

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