The Lee Hello is a Goodbye

She nails it on how many continue to feel, as we loose the “heart” of San Francisco to growing $’s. 
Even for me after 20 years here, it’s only been the last 10 years of which I made a yearly income over $20k because of my committment to gay mens health, HIV prevention and substance user services at a non profit and social justice level. 

So without having purchased property back in the day to sell now, I’m priced out from owning here. Which frustrates me to get that feeling of “if you can’t afford to buy, go ..” from the entitled new rich and old established power brokers who want more . 

 I’ve paid my dues San Francisco and it’s time you deliver 

Here is the sfgate article on the video http://m.sfgate.com/news/article/Anti-Super-Bowl-Adele-Cover-Hello-Candace-Roberts-6811321.php

 Candace Robert’s Hello Ed Lee video:
http://youtu.be/Qa9KZzYetD4

The Lee Hello is a Goodbye

She nails it on how many continue to feel, as we loose the “heart” of San Francisco to growing $’s. 
Even for me after 20 years here, it’s only been the last 10 years of which I made a yearly income over $20k because of my committment to gay mens health, HIV prevention and substance user services at a non profit and social justice level. 

So without having purchased property back in the day to sell now, I’m priced out from owning here. Which frustrates me to get that feeling of “if you can’t afford to buy, go ..” from the entitled new rich and old established power brokers who want more . 

 I’ve paid my dues San Francisco and it’s time you deliver 

Here is the sfgate article on the video http://m.sfgate.com/news/article/Anti-Super-Bowl-Adele-Cover-Hello-Candace-Roberts-6811321.php

 Candace Robert’s Hello Ed Lee

Sometimes trying something new like @Sprig doesn’t leave a good taste in ur mouth

Wow tried the food app service Sprig tonight and not impressed so far. After several recomendations earlier this week I placed my first order. 

 A short time later I happened to check email to find they issued a refund. Ended up calling to ask why a refund email was sent and about the status of the food.

Only to be told the order was cancelled with a vague mention that its a rare occurance but during my order placement an item ran out. 
But that doesnt explain why the system doesnt trigger a call, or text about placeing a substitution on the 86’d item. 

The phone support didnt seem very concerned and while they did offer some credit they didnt even have curtesy to initiate a “we can have an order out to you asap if you choose a replacement on us” instead he wanted to play word games about my telling him what I wanted as if it was on me that the error was made and to correct it.  I think more training is needed. 

I still think its a good concept but needs some work in its customer engagement and technical engineering. Unclear if I will risk another attempt in the future. 

   
 

A crowd sourced multi-media portrait of 24 Hours of Life in Provincetown #Ptown24 ; over 2oo hundred photos, 48 videos all in the same 24 hours.

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Each year we head back to Provincetown for a few weeks to see old friends and chill. We usually go when the big events have passed and before the last big theme party hits. This past summer Provincetown TV (PTV) launched its own version of a crowd-source “day in the life” called #Ptown24 asking for folks to share images from throughout a 24 hour period using the hashtag #Ptown24 (which happened to occur while we were in town).  Below is the summer version and happy to say several of my shots made it.

A crowd sourced multi-media portrait of 24 Hours of Life in Provincetown; over 2oo hundred photos, 48 videos all in the same 24 hours. Heather Reed of Provincetown Television got the ball started.. and I’m hearing a winter version of #Ptown24  is brewing now too. See the message post below.

You can see some of the great work of PTV on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/provincetowntv/ or visit the website http://www.provincetowntv.org

Below is the summer version and happy to say several of my shots made it. 

 #Ptown24

In fact – are you going to be in Ptown in February? Help document 24 hours of life in the winter in Provincetown!

Everyone who lives here in the winter gets asked (like a million times) “What do you DO all winter?” It’s time to stand together and ANSWER BACK! With beautiful little videos and photographs of our lives in our beautiful town when most people are elsewhere.

From 6 am 2/24 to 6 am on 2/25, PTV and LIPTV ask EVERYONE in Provincetown to shoot and post short videos and photos of your day to the first WINTER #Ptown24! Invite your friends to join the #PTown24 Facebook group and contribute videos and photos or follow along as the day unfolds.
facebook.com/groups/ptown24

We encourage you to post and tag your posts with #Ptown24 everywhere on this day, but we learned A LOT about Facebook and Instagram’s privacy settings last time. That’s why this time we’re asking everyone to join the #Ptown24 group and post contributions here. That way your beautiful post doesn’t show up as a white box that says “Attachment Unavailable.”

Questions? Contact info@provincetowntv.org.

PTV is a 501(c)(3) non-profit contracted by the Town of Provincetown to provide a community media center for local residents, and non-profit and educational institutions. PTV is also contracted to provide unbiased cable and webcasts of all Provincetown Regulatory Board Meetings. (Follow PTV GOV here to stay up to date on the latest Government video postings: https://www.facebook.com/ptvgov)

PTV Members have free access to cameras, editing bays, lights, microphones, studio space, and hands-on training classes and workshops. Join or renew your membership here: http://provincetowntv.org/membership/

PTV cablecasts on Provincetown’s Comcast channels 18 (Government) and 99 (Public), with selected programs available on our Vimeo channel www.vimeo.com/provincetowntv.

via @TouchofModern; GOAT STORY, Mugs Engineered For Your Commute

From the folks at GOAT STORY, Mugs Engineered For Your Commute.

So they re-invented it from top to bottom, with unique detailing like an ergonomic handle, a sleeve that doubles as a stand, and an array of straps so you can sip while you check your phone. It’s the best commuter coffee mug you’ll find out there.
Not bad for $30 on sale at touchofmodern.com:  https://www.touchofmodern.com/sales/goat-story-f8e7d2ae-112c-480a-9120-a48fa93c0c0f

It’s Cold, It’s Wet and I Don’t Care Its Not Fall.. Crockpot Butternut soup

Sometimes you just need a fish, hearty soup to get the chill out of you. Not being one that likes a thin broth style soups – I tend towards ones that are thick. So a good butternut squash soup will always work. This quick (sorta) toss together soup is perfect and done in the crockpot over 5-6 hours. Want to speed it up? Use left over roasted squash from the previous night!

In a Crockpot toss in:

This is at about 4-5 hours

This is at about 4-5 hours

 

  • 2 lbs diced Butternut Squash
  • 1 sweet potato; pealed and diced
  • 1 large apple – chopped into 1 inch cubes with skin ( I use a Granny Smith for its texture and flavor)
  • 1 small – medium diced onion (white) or 2 Leeks chopped
  • 1 3-4 inch stem of Rosemary fresh – pulled off the stem
  • 1 large or 2 small carrots cubed
  • 2 1/2 cups of Vegetable Stock (low sodium)
  • 1 tablespoon of Maple Syrup
  • 1 tablespoon of Honey (or agave)
  • 1 -2 teaspoons of mashed garlic (to taste – I use the tube version)
  • 1/8 of Cayenne Pepper (or to taste)
  • 1/2 teaspoon of Cinnamon
  • 1 good pinch of nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon of poultry spice (or fresh sage chopped)
  • 1-2 tablespoons of pepper jelly (any flavor you prefer)
  • Salt & Pepper to taste

IMG_9142You want the solids to raise above the liquid by at least 1-1.5 inch. Stir together and let cook on high 4-5 hours, then low for any remaining time. Stir occasionally and taste for seasoning. Once the carrots and easy to pierce with a knife you are pretty much done. Use an emersion hand tool to puree the mixture (or get out you soup attachment for that fancy blender you have sitting on your shelf and blend in smaller batches). It should be on the thick side – somewhat like an orange porridge. Turn off the crockpot by now if you haven’t!

Now these steps differ on personal taste – I like my soup thicker than thin; If you are dairy-free; Mocha Mix brand creamer or canned coconut milk to thin and add a more creamy texture. For those of you who do dairy – this is the time to add your cream, milk and 2 teaspoons of butter. Stir until well mixed.

Technically this isn’t a right to wrong way to do this soup – just use what tastes right.

Russian Apple Pie/Cake

For a book club I am in, we are reading Red Notice in which Russia plays a pivotal role in. 11229909_10153483239269425_162442807736487759_o

So I choose to bring a Russian Apple Pie – which is more of a cross between a cake and a pancake to bring. Smells good and can’t be any more easy to make. Now to see how I can adapt it for next time.


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http://www.food.com/recipe/russian-apple-pie-114210

Ingredients:

  • 4 large granny smith apple, peeled ( I used 5 and it still worked well)
  • 12 cup sugar
  • 1 cup flour
  • 3 large eggs

Directions

  1. Remove core from the apples, cut in large chunks 2″, lay parchment paper on the bottom of your baking form (I used 8  inch spring form). IMG_8989
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  2. Lay the apples on top of parchment paper.
  3. Let eggs warm up for 10 minutes,then mix till light yellow and foamy; add sugar in, small portions at a time, let sugar dissolve; add flour; mix till you see air bubbles, pour mixture on the apples.

Bake at 375 for 55 mins. Cool.  When pie is done flip upside down, Apples will be on the top. ( But I have to say the rougher side alsIMG_8993o looks pretty.)

Top with powdered sugar.

 

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