I put up with the darker vision in Star Trek: Discovery throughout chapter 1 of season 1. I didn’t like it but there were some redeeming qualities.
After the hiatus and the start of chapter 2, season 1 in January Terry and I have had it. The movie reboot with the younger cast from the original series totally messed up the space-time continuum (the planet Vulcan destroyed, really?) but for the most part stayed true to the ideals and vision of Star Trek.
Discovery in chapter 2 of season 1 has gone beyond the pale. Violence. Brutality. Torture. The crew finds itself in a parallel universe full of all these things, and from what I can surmise, the final six episodes will all take place in this universe.
As Picard once said to Guinan, “Not good enough, dammit! Not good enough!”
CBS All Access: what have you done to my Star Trek? I’ve cancelled my subscription.
I have shared this before, but it’s worth sharing again. And this is a really good performance.
I pretty much followed the recipe as specified, except that I scaled it back to two servings. And, of course, I used vegetable rather than chicken broth. I did omit the cilantro. Terry hates cilantro.
The result was a very tasty and relatively simple. It was definitely a one pan dinner.
When Terry and I lived in Gilroy and were both commuting to Silicon Valley (an hour each way by car in rush hour, longer when I was taking the train) we would take advantage of grocery delivery from Safeway. After a long week it was nice not having to worry about going to the grocery store. As I moved in to more of a telecommuting situation and Terry to a home-based office, we gave that up.
Here in Southern California, Vons and Albertson’s (now part of the same company) have long offered delivery, but neither has a store in the San Jacinto Valley. I have however, seen their truck around here so I guess one of the stores in a neighboring community provides the service.
More recently our regional chain, Stater Bros., has been promoting delivery here in the valley via a company called Instacart. Even Smart & Final has signs saying that they deliver. I’m glad the service is available. I’m sure that there are many people with transportation issues or personal mobility problems that can make good use of the service. For me, my work is home-based and it’s a good thing for me to actually get out of the house. And I like to select my own produce and specify which cuts of meat I want.
Since I’m the one who does the bulk of the cooking I enjoy being in the store making sure I get the right ingredients. The two go together.
Our first foray into the world of Dutch oven cooking was this recipe for chicken thighs with lemon, olives, and artichokes. The recipe serves six, so I scaled it back considerably. I used boneless leg meat rather than bone-in thighs. I simplified a couple of the processes.
It came out well. Very tasty. Terry liked it, but it was a bit too lemony for her. That’s easily adjusted for next time, however.
For those of you who are old enough, perhaps you remember the Judy Collins song from the 1970s, “Hard Times for Lovers,” and the album of the same title with that enticing nude photo of Judy on the album cover.
These days it’s hard times for newspapers.
When I was a youngster I had a paper route. I delivered The Daily Enterprise which was a morning newspaper out of Riverside. The Press was the afternoon newspaper that focused on the city of Riverside. The Daily Enterprise covered the rest of Riverside County. The combined Sunday paper was The Press-Enterprise. The paper did a good job of covering local news and treated its delivery boys (and in those days it was just boys) well. I made decent money and learned how to be responsible: I had to collect from my subscribers and then pay my bill at the end of the month.
Today it’s all motor routes and the same guy that delivers The Press-Enterprise (just one paper now) also delivers the Los Angeles Times. The Press-Enterprise is owned by the Southern California News group which also owns newspapers in Pomona, Ontario, and San Bernardino along with the Orange County Register. The coverage area is greatly expanded and local news is correspondingly diminished.
When the Dodgers headed to the World Series the local news on TV showed the front page of the Orange County Register. It was the exact same front page we had in The Press Enterprise.
But that’s the reality of today’s newspaper biz.
Like Him We Rise by Tom Trenney. The Viking Chorus of St. Olaf College conducted by Mark Stover.