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Now my pets get Corona Virus [Flickr]

Bernie Goldbach - Wed, 04/29/2020 - 08:06

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There is no escaping.

The morning Readwise surfaces some of the best snippets. [Flickr]

Bernie Goldbach - Wed, 04/29/2020 - 08:06

Bernie Goldbach posted a photo:

Sourced by readwise.io by cross-checking my Kindle collection.

NoFilter Coffee in Clonmel [Flickr]

Bernie Goldbach - Tue, 04/28/2020 - 19:55

Bernie Goldbach posted a photo:

Victoria Arduiro

Dylan on the set [Flickr]

Bernie Goldbach - Tue, 04/28/2020 - 19:54

Bernie Goldbach posted a photo:

Ready for his interview with An Post.

Pasta Sauces Without Tomatoes

Evin O’Keeffe - Tue, 04/28/2020 - 14:41

There are few things more delicious than mom's spaghetti and meatballs, but sometimes tomatoes aren't what you're craving. This week's recipes are pasta sauces that are deliciously free of tomatoes. So, wear your favorite white shirt and dig in! The Chicken Soup Sauce is one of my favorites. It evolved as I tried to duplicate a taste I enjoyed in a restaurant a decade ago. I never did achieve the same flavors as I remember, but this came from my playing in the kitchen. If you are serving chicken or want to bring a bit of elegant to noodles, try the vegetarian Artichoke & Wine Sauce. Of course, if you are not fond of the slight bitterness in artichokes, you may wish to skip this recipe since I embrace it and go one step further by suggesting capers be added. I hope you enjoy these.

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No New Followers During Quarantine [Flickr]

Bernie Goldbach - Tue, 04/28/2020 - 07:56

Bernie Goldbach posted a photo:

Watching the world cull Bernie.

Meeting Johnnie the Postman [Flickr]

Bernie Goldbach - Tue, 04/28/2020 - 07:43

Bernie Goldbach posted a video:

With Dylan during quarantine.

Ready for his An Post interview [Flickr]

Bernie Goldbach - Mon, 04/27/2020 - 10:23

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See it on YouTube.

Sun-dried Tomato and Herbs Orzo Salad

Evin O’Keeffe - Thu, 04/23/2020 - 14:42

When we were living in California, one of our favourite treats from the Italian deli markets was a flavour-filled orzo salad. They varied, but always went well with anything from roast chicken to grilled fish. After moving to Ireland, I...

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Another Chilling ICU Story h/t @jameshamblin @katlwells

Bernie Goldbach - Wed, 04/22/2020 - 08:36

DOCTOR HANDSOME aka James Hamblin (the Preventive Medicine doctor above) and Nervous Nelly aka Katherine Wells (executive producer of many creative things) join me many mornings as I walk our Bedlington Terrier on a tightly constrained two km radius of our home in Ireland. I listen to their prescriptions for Social Distance, because their podcast from The Atlantic seems to drop into my podcatcher around sunrise many mornings just as our dog announces it's time. This morning, I reinforced my prejudice against being admitted to the hospital for something as critical as COVID-19. Actually, I became more acutely aware of underlying conditions that erode my health.

The on-air chemistry between Hamblin and Wells during their podcast sparks memories arising from the years I spent as an trans-Pacific air evacuation pilot. In the 80s, I flew sick people in my airborne hospital from remote locations to land-based hospitals in the Philippines and Hawaii. To my ears, the engaging conversations between Dr Handsome and Katherine Wells reminds me of the banter I enjoyed with air evac nurses. As a pilot, I got used to the sardonic intercom conversations I would have with the hospital staff in the back as the crew in the pointy end of the plane tried to fly routes free of turbulence. It seems we could never find a smooth enough ride. And it seemed we never arrived fast enough.

There are segments in the Social Distance podcast that remind me of the tension I often felt as we tried to reach a critical care facility before a sick person's luck ran out. There are more hope-filled minutes on the Social Distance podcast than sad stories. I'm happy to have plugged into them. And when we're free to talk over the counter to the staff of O'Mahony's Books, I'm getting Clean: The New Science of Skin.

[Bernie Goldbach listens to 12 different podcast shows every week so he's better prepared when asking creative students from the Clonmel Digital Campus about what they see as Emerging Trends in Games and Tech.]

Prompts from Laura [Flickr]

Bernie Goldbach - Sun, 04/19/2020 - 07:27

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What Bernie is doing while isolating.

Morning Charging Station [Flickr]

Bernie Goldbach - Sun, 04/19/2020 - 07:27

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Alexa (relinquishing its power) to MiFi and BT Earbuds.

We're studying "tracking" because it's inevitable [Flickr]

Bernie Goldbach - Sat, 04/18/2020 - 22:21

Bernie Goldbach posted a video:

As described by Kevin Kelly.

Enjoying Code 8 on Netflix [Flickr]

Bernie Goldbach - Sat, 04/18/2020 - 21:59

Bernie Goldbach posted a photo:

A perfect sci-fi flick for "tracking".

Having problems with my Sennheiser Memory Mic [Flickr]

Bernie Goldbach - Sat, 04/18/2020 - 19:47

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It cannot record, save, and then export multiple segments.

Masks oh masks

Treasa Lynch - Sat, 04/18/2020 - 09:30

As of Monday, in Luxembourg it will be mandatory to wear masks. I already have some of course.

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I have many fabric scraps.

A post shared by Me (@wnbpaints) on Apr 17, 2020 at 12:51pm PDT

My sister has pointed out that this was the fabric I used for her table napkins. I had one scrap left, as it were. I’ve a few others, and now beside me is the pile of fat quarters I’ve randomly bought because Oohh, pretty, and they will be cannibalised to make some more masks. I’m erring on the side of “goes in the dark wash” but instead of walking around with music, or also, lightning bolts, there may be flowers and cartoon cats as well.

It’s still like Sunday here. I had to go to the pharmacy and the blood clinic this morning (top clue: Sat morning is a good time to get blood drawn) and the place is like a Sunday morning. But curiously, not dead. Maybe it’s because the sun is shining; a few more people are going for a walk. There is a queue in the butcher on the Grande Rue, and a few people with grocery bags. I owe myself a treat for a personal goal achievement during the week so I have a look in the window of Eugen Hoffman, the pen shop that I often find something to interest (my Caran d’Ache Ecridor collection is near complete). Apart from two trips to the office in the last month, it’s the first time I’ve been outside my own suburb. It’s enlightening.

And slowly opening up. On Monday you can go to the DIY shops. This does not, I believe, include Fabric Fully of Joy craft shops. But such is life. This too shall come.

At some point this year I will be moving to Brussels. Walking around the dead city this morning (and it’s really unnerving to see things like the brand new Galeries Lafayette shuttered), it is really, really clear to me that I will miss Luxembourg a lot. It’s a marvellous place to live. It took me into its heart when I arrived here around 3 and a half years ago and now it’s going to be really hard to leave.

Despite being a small place, it’s pretty much had everything I ever wanted.

The week was a short one workwise; Monday off, and assorted bits and pieces that were not part of normal life. The main outcome of that was there wasn’t much in the way of lunchtime sketching and most of the drawings from the last week come from a mad fit of Art some one of the Easter days off.

Here’s yesterday’s:

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Today's lunchtime sketch.

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I like puffins and I am getting better at them.

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Cottage of freedom #watercolor #watercolour #sketching #dailysketch #aquarelle #sketchbook #sennelier

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That was from some day during the break. I like that one too. I am going to take a half an hour out of my life (ie, not cut fabric for more masks just yet) and reproduce the puffin on a postcard and frame it. That will be fun.

In not-virus related news of the week, this is possibly the story to end all stories. I am glad the guy was okay. I’m also glad to start seeing stories which are not virus and not American politics related.

Morning coffee with the cat [Flickr]

Bernie Goldbach - Sat, 04/18/2020 - 07:16

Bernie Goldbach posted a photo:

On our kitchen table.

Audio recorded in vest pocket and then added as an audio to a spliced feed [Flickr]

Bernie Goldbach - Sat, 04/18/2020 - 06:33

Bernie Goldbach posted a video:

People can listen to your audio if you simply produce it as a short video clip and add it to your Flickr feed. This video is part of Bernie's Spliced Newsfeed.

This is our local mouse hostel [Flickr]

Bernie Goldbach - Sat, 04/18/2020 - 06:26

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Packed next to the eastern wall of our home. It is the cover art for one of my Limor casts.