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Ludisia Discolor, a terrestrial "jewel" orchid, produces a spike with individual flowers not much larger than a piece of popcorn. This species is grown mainly for its foilage, a velvety dark green with burgundy pinstripes.


homenode bio

I was born and raised a Yooper or a Yupper, or however out-of-staters want to spell it

I am a citizen of the United States and of France

I have lived and worked on three continents and called a fourth one home for a long time

I am probably twice as old as the average E2 noder

 

 

WHAT'S IN THE BOX?

Shake it up, let it settle down, this is what you get.

 

AMERICANA : Dime store   -   carhop   -   Yellow school bus   -   Role of the garage in suburban American culture   -   Root cellar   -   fireplace

AFRICA : Jollaf rice   -   Meat rolls stuffed with hard-boiled eggs   -   Kola nut   -   Catching water in Port Harcourt   -   Cheese stories that are probably true   -   The turkey, he faint   -   Cultural discrimination in cookery   -   Fish from the sky

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS : Intergroup   -  Friends of Bill W. will meet in the Boatdeck Lounge tonight   -  Singleness of purpose   - Spiritual not religious   -   Keeping it green   -   Fellowship in a big orange truck   -   First name only   -   tough love   -   Buddha's Christmas Tree   -   Budda on his anniversry

BOOKS AND BIOS : Jeanne Calment   -   Two Against the Ice   -  The Meaning of Everything   -   Horatio's Drive   -   Highwaymen   -   Johnny Hallyday   -   Ferdinand Cheval   -   Ann Miller   -   Miles Davis   -   Marcel Dassault on the TGV

DOGS : Undescended Testicle   -  Best of Breed   -  Fox Terrier   -  Wire-hair terrier grooming   -  Lometa's perfect puppy   -  I can think of worse things than to die like a dog   -  Zöe died the other day . .   -   licking eyeballs   -   Hound from Hell

FAMILY : Siblings forever   -   Christmas cookies   -   hamster in a cage   -   new regular   -   Assisted Living Facility     Do not resuscitate - Deaf education in the United States   -   Did Daddy die?   -   iron miner's daughter   -   Alzheimer's

Other FLORA AND FANA : merlan   -   Sea turtle   -   live oak   -   panther   -   cicadas in Provence   -   Kola nut   -   Anhinga   -   Christmas cactus   -   Red, red robin   -   Robins and other snowbirds   -   beaver   -   squirrel

FLORIDA : Florida specialty tags are nothing special   - Cypress Gardens   -   Cypress Gardens Rescue   -   Ozzie the Osphrey   -   corn maze   -  Back stage at Bike Week   -  Highwaymen   -   live oak   -   panther   -   Winter arrives in Central Florida   -   Discovery launch   -   Robins and other snowbirds   -   Forest rape   -  Cold Snap   -   Papaya bugs   -   HURRICANE SEASON (see below)

FOOD : Salad and frites   -  Kumquat   -   Soupe au pistou   -  potato   -  Croque Monsieur   -   merlan   -   Jollaf rice   -  Ratatouille   -  Meat rolls stuffed with hard-boiled eggs   -  calamar   -   Aïoli as a dish in Provence   -  Brandade de morue de Nimes   -   Abats in Provence   -  Walnut oil   -   Quick onion soup for two  -  Piperade   -  soft boiled egg   -   white beans provençal   -   Mussel   -   Simple spaghetti in black and white   -   Black and white TV munchies   -   Aubergine (see eggplant)   -   Tossing a salad   -   egg-cup   -   escalope

FRANCE : Nimes   -  La Bambouserie   -   Christmas in Provence   -   Time takes time   -  Jeanne Calment   -   Johnny Hallyday   -   Ferdinand Cheval   -   cicadas in Provence   -   Avignon   -   Avignon under the popes   -   Avignon today   -  Lavender fields in Provence   - L'Auberge rouge   -   My dog's name is Ici   -   Troglodytes in Provence   -   Working Holiday in Provence   -   Living with the mistral in Provence   -   Tossing a salad   -   Anglo-Saxon words for animals, French words for meat - French history, etc. in recipes : see Croque Monsieur   -   Ratatouille   -   Piperade   -   escalope

GETTING AROUND IN THE U.S.A. : Appalachian Trail   -   Manhattan Quartered   -   Islands of New York City   -   Cleveland Metroparks, an emerald necklace

GTKY : Time takes time   -   Level change   -   Honda inventory   -   Turkey Day Down Under   -   Fellowship in a big orange truck   -   Bookworm   -   On being a tourist in America   -   Duh, dummy!   -   Hound from Hell   -   Standoff at the paint place   -   Remember   -   two-handed tapping   -   When people ask, "Where are you from?" I have to think for a moment   -   Ghosts of New Years past   -   FAMILY (see above)

HURRICANE SEASON : Hurricane Charley   -   Hurricane cleanup   -   CD Hurricane Special   -   Hurricane Frances   -   Days 3 and 2 before Frances   -   Riding out Frances   -   Hurricane Jeanne  -  , Hurricane season '06   - hurricane refugees in my garage

MISCELLANEOUS   :   Snowshoeing   -   carottage   -   Metric shortcuts for dummies   -   Queen Mary 2   -   My heart is in the mail   -   "20,000 Words"   -   Silly folds for a dollar bill   -   mailing personal effects around the world   -   One hour there was sunlight   -   Hyacinthides   -   How to Locate Studs   -   container gardening   -   suicide  -  Cash4Books - Measurements based on the human body   -   moustache cup   -   Changes in E2   -   Loophole   -   free port   -   investing in Uncle Sam   -   Blue Moon