Here are pictures of my kids:
Jody (AKA Bebop)
For those who may not know, there is more than one holiday in December. Actually, there are a few. One of these is the Jewish holiday Hanukkah (spelled many different ways by many different people...).
If you are interested in learning more about the Jewish holidays, Jewish foods or Judaism in general, you might like to see Judaism 101 and the Manischewitz Company's pages. For some great stories on Real Audio, check out Hasidic Stories.
the nice folks at
Judaism 101 allowing me to use their graphics.
For some of
the best cooking hints and some of the most interesting recipes and food
ideas, try the SOAR site
(amazing!!). This includes holiday foods and ethnic foods as well as everyday
My Favorite Site of the Week is all about weather. There are innumerable sites on the web dedicated to weather. However, for one-stop-shopping, check out The Weather Directory.. For local and everyday weather checks, I really like The Weather Network.
Also worth a look is the K.C. Bar BBQ Connection. I love BBQ; and Kansas City is the home of great BBQ, including Arthur Bryant's BBQ which may just be one of the single best restaurants in America. OK, every town claims great BBQ. However, for my money, K.C. is *the* place.
If you like meats, especially smoked meats, then The Amana Meat Shop & Smokehouse is a place for you. The Amana Colonies are fascinating. If you are anywhere near them, don't miss them. (I recommend the maple brats!!)
Last, but certainly
not least, the new Bob Dylan release
is out!! The best in years!! The Real Audio
are only a tease for what the whole release
There are several things I don't miss on tv. Among those things are Perry Mason re-runs and Charlie Chan movies. Amazingly enough, I found a web site which may have the most information I have ever seen on both Charlie and Perry, all in one place. Actually, Dr Berlin's site is a wealth of information and links on all kinds of subjects!! Take a look at it, and you will not be disappointed!!
And, Big Dave's Perry Mason Page will give you a wealth of information about the tv show.
And, I wonder if I could get the State Bar of California to give Continuing Education of the Bar credits for watching old Perrys.
about tv, another show I try to never miss is Rocko's
Modern Life. It is one of the many fine shows that can be seen only
on Nickelodeon, a network supposedly
for kids, but....
And, I really!!! like ICQ. However, I am really tired of the silly and inane messages I keep getting about ICQ changing their policies about fees. If people just would read ICQ's page rather than forwarding on these stupid messages, they would see the simple disclaimer about ICQ remaining free.
And, what is
even sillier are the messages about "Brownie Points." If you have been
sending these messages, go to the ICQ page, read the disclaimer,
and then follow the "Where you can really get brownie points" link. That
should make you feel even sillier.
Baseball will always be my sports passion.
For the best
sports news on the net, and information on all my favorite teams, check
out Bay Insider.
Read a good book lately??? If you have, I'd like to know about it.
Literacy and reading are vital to the continued growth of an informed and articulate world. This is one reason I love libraries.
Most recently, I have read City Of Nets by Otto Friedrich. This is a superb history of Hollywood in the 40's. It has been recently reissued by The University of California Press. I can also recommend The Procane Chronicle by Oliver Bleek (really Ross Thomas). When in doubt, Sherlock Holmes stories should always be just an arm's length away.