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Cream of the Cool

I've long been dismayed by the slipping of the "Grand Old Party" into alarmist and anti-democratic disarray, but then I have my criticisms of the "Democratic" Party too. I'm not going to go into those details, in part because it's been said so many times before, and in part because neither group really represents my views of politics. I'm more of a socialist myself, and when I say "socialist", I mean it in the European sense of the world, rather than the USian take of "slightly to the left of centre".…

I guess a log is in place, given that many things have happened. As someone else said: I apologize for the long update, I didn’t have time to write a short one.

In no particular order:

  • Life is still hectic, although in a more positive way. I picked up a live interpretation gig for a few hours per week. Believe it or not, it’s supremely tiring, but it pays well. I’m still looking for a more permanent job, though.
  • Word Enchiladas are indeed coming back, but I

Subnautica is a survival game in which you are tasked with living through the crash of an interstellar freighter on a world covered almost entirely by water.


Title: Subnautica
Publisher: Unknown Worlds Entertainment
Developer: Unknown Worlds Entertainment
Genre: survival, sandbox, first-person
Reviewed for: Xbox Series X
Release date: Mac/PC: January 2018; PS4/Xbox One: December 2018;…

Aunty Pam's Masoor Dal

"Everything is in the spice preparation, and the ghee."
— Aunty Pam

Red dal is made with split red lentils, is generally made as a thick soup, but in many Indian households it forms the basis for other dishes, notably a thicker sauce to which vegetables are added.

There are as many ways of making this dal as there are people making it; this is just one version.…