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Vaccine anyone?

When you get a virus, you get a fever. That’s the human body raising its core temperature to kill the virus. Planet Earth works the same way. Global Warming is the fever, mankind is the virus. We’re making our planet sick!

quote from movie “Kingsman: The Secret Service”

Jacques Pepin Sole recipe (modified)

Credit for this sauce and method originally belong to Jacques Pepin, but Sandy made small modifications that fit within her kitchen. 

  • 4 large sole fillets (about 1 ¼ lb.)
  • 2 cups sliced white mushrooms
  • 1/3 cup sliced scallions
  • 1/2 lemon for juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 cup dry white wine
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh chives or parsley for garnish


Sauté scallions and mushrooms in olive oil for 1-2 minutes.

Cut each fillet in half lengthwise, removing and discarding the small strip of sinew from the center of the fillets. With the white side that touched the bones on the outside of the fillets, roll up the fillets, starting at the thick end. 

Gently place the fillets in the saucepan. Squeeze lemon over filets, add wine, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil over high heat. Cover, reduce the heat, and boil gently for about 3 minutes.

Remove the fillets. Bring sauce to a boil over high heat. Boil for a few minutes, or until the liquid is reduced to about 1/3 cup. Add the butter and mix in well with a whisk. Bring to a boil and boil for a few seconds.

Return the fillets to the saucepan and sprinkle on the chives or parsley. Baste the fillets with the sauce, then serve immediately.


The above was good for two.  We served the sole with sliced tomatoes, steamed broccoli and small microwaved Yukon potatoes.  Broccoli and potatoes were prepared simultaneously with the fish.  With water or white wine, the meal was delicious!   

The Louvre’s collections are online

The Louvre Museum announced that its entire collections are now available to view online at collections.louvre.fr

La base de données Collections présente plus de 480 000 œuvres du musée du Louvre et du musée national Eugène-Delacroix. Enrichie quotidiennement, elle est issue d’un travail continu de recherche et de documentation mené par le personnel scientifique des deux musées. 

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The Collections database consists of entries for more than 480,000 works in the Musée du Louvre and Musée National Eugène-Delacroix. Updated on a daily basis, it is the result of the continuous research and documentation efforts carried out by teams of experts from both museums.

Cause and Effect

A judge in Colorado blocked Boulder’s two-year-old ban on assault weapons and large-capacity magazines earlier this month — less than two weeks later, 10 people were killed during a mass shooting at one of the city’s supermarkets. According to the affidavit, investigators determined that the suspect, Ahmad Al Aliwi Alissa, purchased an assault rifle on March 16, 2021.

Boulder County District Court Judge Andrew Hartman ruled on March 12 that the 2018 ban, which outlawed the possession, sale or transfer of assault weapons and large-capacity magazines (LCMs), was invalid because it runs contrary to state law.

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Assault weapons were banned across the country for 10 years under the Public Safety and Recreational Firearms Use Protection Act, commonly called the Assault Weapons ban, until 2004 when Congress failed to reauthorize the ban. Many states have since passed their own assault weapons laws, some more stringent than the federal ban.

President Biden was chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee when Congress passed the ban. He wrote in a 2019 New York Times op-ed that, if elected president, he would push to ban them again.

“Assault weapons — military-style firearms designed to fire rapidly — are a threat to our national security, and we should treat them as such,” Mr. Biden wrote.

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Yes, we did it once. We can do it again. Try harder….

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