Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Butte in Winter

In almost the direct center there is a tall-ish white building at the base of the hill. My house is a millimeter or so beneath that. 

Monday, December 3, 2018

Lunch today

Butte is a fine place to live in many respects, but good restaurants ain't one of them. Good cheeseburgers, 'bout it. But, while I'm in the Seattle area, I can find any ethnic food I want.  Today is a unprepossessing place in a small mall, King Noodle House. I had the seafood noodle soup, and it was amazing. I watched the cook(s) pulling the noodles in a few minutes was presented with this:

It had a more than sufficient amount of seafood, including some hidden mussels,  plump and not overcooked. And the price? 9 bucks. 

Saturday, December 1, 2018

President for the states that voted for him

Any one notice the different responses that trump has made about the Alaska earthquake and the California Camp fire? Keep in mind the Alaska quake did infrastructure and property damage, but no one died. In California, near 100 are confirmed killed and many missing, and an entire town was burned to the ground.

trump's quote on the Alaska quake:
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The President has been briefed on the earthquake near Anchorage, Alaska, and is monitoring damage reports. We are praying for the safety of all Alaskans!

On the California fire: (CNN)President Donald Trump's tweet blaming "gross mismanagement" for the devastating California wildfires is sparking a backlash from top firefighters' associations, politicians and celebrities.
In a series of tweets Saturday, Trump said the state's deadly wildfires are a result of poor forest management and threatened to cut federal aid.
Couldn't have anything to do with the fact that CA voted against him, and Alaska for him, could it?

Saturday, November 24, 2018

The Adorable One gets a lift

My son Henry came up from Portland yesterday, We had to park a long way from the sushi place in a mall because it was black friday, and on the way back Henry offered Fiona a lift.

Here's a past photo of Henry, to give some context

Deserts of Afghanistan

Saturday, November 17, 2018

Memories of Toulon, France.

Again, food is my prominent memory.

And we end with a glass of Pilsner, fresh baguette, sardines and olives, with some local olive oil to dip the crusty bread.