Experiments with Homemade Wheat Gluten

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Gluten is a vegetarian alternative to meat. When prepared and seasoned correctly it can be almost indistinguishable from hamburger, ribs, chicken strips or chicken nuggets, or sausage. My buddy recently wrote an article on how to make wheat gluten at home. My wife had just ground some hard white wheat earlier in the day, and…

Recession Taking Toll on Independent Web Content

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With the downturn in the economy and the official declaration of the USA being in a Recession, most people are looking at how to trim their budgets and stretch their dollar. Geeks are finally switching from traditional POTS telephone service to its much cheaper VoIP alternatives. Rather than going out to the movies people are…

Best Goodbye Email EVER!

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My employer (like most in the country) are going through “right-sizing” (which is the politically correct way of saying “down-sizing” or “layoffs”). So far I’ve kept my head down and have made it through the cuts, but one of my co-workers (and a good friend) had his position eliminated. Rather than being bitter or spiteful,…

Know Your Liberty

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What: Know Your Liberty, Connecting the Dots: How to select a worthy candidateThis event is free! Please come and enjoy this wonderful evening with Stephen Pratt. You are welcome to invite friends, family, co-workers, and neighbors. Outher topics to be discussed during the evening are: "What has the government done with your money?" and "Republic…

Syracuse Mayor

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I’ve been doing a little more research into what happened in last night’s Syracuse City Council Meeting with regard to the selection and appointment of Larry Shingleton as the new Interim City Councilmember. First, the Mayor abstained from breaking the tie vote to select Commission Robert Whiteley. According to Syracuse City Municipal Code, Title I,…

Syracuse City Council Citizen’s Report for 09/23/2008

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(This is a “local politics” post. If that doesn’t interest you, move along to the next or previous posts.) Last night the Syracuse City Council held their regular City Council Meeting. I attended with my neighbor P~, we both had interest in the passage of Proposed Ordinance 08-07 Recodifying Title 10 of the Syracuse City…