Thursday, April 7, 2016


Something is wrong-Can't get the type or size I want, nor the right color on parts of this post.  The last part comes close to what I wanted.
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Discarded on the street just before a drop in temperature, this "Money Plant", a common indoor feng-shui tree symbolic of great abundance, came to live here!
It can grow in dark corners and has benefits of air purification.  Planted in low-moderate water conditions, ir likes filtered light. Keep the soil moisturized but make sure it does not dry completely in between the sessions of watering so that the leaves do not turn yellow.
(Philodendron scandens)

In New York City, and many cities on a Saturday night, as well as many other nights in America, the contrasting needs of older residents and new, younger, sometimes transient residents of buildings come into sharp focus. In order to maximize profits and maintain market rents Landlords allow conflicting needs to clash while older long term tenants suffer.
Poorly captured on intercom and out a front window, this brief video is an example of one such moment.  "Every Saturday the newbies in two or three different apartments start the loud club music around 10PM and it goes on escalating, with increasingly drunken louts and 'ladies' in killer heels trooping up and down the stairs, swearing and swaying, totally oblivious to the fact that they are invading every one's privacy. Eventually someone calls 311 and they begin their loud exodus to the street in several waves, congregating in the lobby or street while they organize themselves into cabs. Some will be back in a few hours and just as loudly return to their apartments slamming doors.

I'm just sayin'

 Time On My Mind

by Barbara Hohenberg

Shall I use it

Shall I waste it
Time doesn't care

Time is democratic 
Time marches on and on
Kings cannot stop it
Even paupers share it

Those of us who prize it
wish that we could store it in a vault and

let it gather interest

Should you use it wisely
or use it like a fool

time doesn't care

Time doesn't care
how much we care

Barbara is one of my regular writing buddies. Every week we transform thoughts to words, and then we share our transformations and by our sharing are transformed again. 

Apple Crumble
for whatever ails you
 Here is a purloined from the web recipe that will do for basic guidelines: Substitute with Red Mill or any brand organic oat or other grain flour.  I play around -example-I'm mixing in those crispy rice things a friend gave me instead of oatmeal + I'll put some of the crumble on the bottom and the top.
2/3 cup All-Purpose Flour
2/3 cup Quick Oats
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp ground nutmeat
(I use Pecans chopped fine)
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup soft butter
Use the mix to cover bottom of buttered 8-inch square pan
(or oblong or round equivalent) with this mixture:
Combine flour, oats, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt in a bowl. Cut butter into dry ingredients until mixture is crumbly.
Add apple mixture:
4-5 medium apples, pared and cored
1/3 to 1/2 cup brown sugar
1 tbsp. lemon juice
Slice apples and place in the baking dish.
Add brown sugar and lemon juice. Sprinkle some of the crumble on top.
Bake in a moderate oven (350) for 40 minutes or until you know it's done.
Yield: 6 to 8 servings


grace Forrest~Maestas said...


Mo Crow said...

hey Michelle, I can never ever complain about noisy neighbours! 'twas not that long ago (well this was late last century but time flies as you get older) when we would come back from gigs with a bunch of friends and sing and play music 'til dawn (we had very tolerant neighbours and lived on a 4 lane truck route at the time) let alone some of the big share houses from the 70's which had a floating population of between 5 & 25 people at any given hour with very loud music and cups of tea happening 24/7 and our neighbours never complained!