Monthly Archives: November 2008

Project 365: Billie "Kitty Day" Holiday Cat

(November 30th, 2008) This is the newest addition to our household, Billie ”Kitty Day” Holiday Cat. We call her Holiday. She’s anywhere between three and six months old.

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Arabian Cardamon Coffee – Qahwah

Not sure I’d ever go through this exercise, but I thought the recipe was interesting. From Things Asian: 3 tablespoons un-roasted coffee 4 1/2 cups water 1 1/2 teaspoon pulverized cardamom seeds Place coffee in a heavy frying pan, then … Continue reading

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Project 365: Emma Feeling Shy

Emma’s Birthday at the Austin Children’s Museum: Emma got all shy when the kids started singing happy birthday. It was very very cute, and very very sweet. What I especially appreciated was asking her when we got home how she … Continue reading

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Project 365: The Aftermath of Baking

November 12, 2008 Take one part cupcake batter, two parts 5 y/o assiting mommy in the kitchen, mix in some beater licking and a dash of can’t stand still-itis with a shallow depth of field, and you get photos that … Continue reading

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Why I Don't Use Public Transit in Austin

(But the tale is about the same anywhere, I reckon, unless one makes an effort to live near a bus stop or train station.) 8201 S Congress Ave Austin, TX 78745 $1.00 (vs. $12.40 driving!) Travel time: about 2 hours … Continue reading

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First Week at the Capitol Area Food Bank

The first week has been nothing but positive. Everyone’s been so nice, and obviously pleased to have me there, it’s almost been a bit overwhelming at times. I’m kinda used to the honeymoon period lasting until just the next morning. … Continue reading

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On Why I Joined AmeriCorps

I guess I’ve always been a bit of an idealist. I remember when I was younger – when I was in the Navy I guess – thinking it might be nice to join the Peace Corps. Unfortunately, due to the … Continue reading

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Project 365: Zebra in Texas

Zebra in Texas: This was taken just south of Austin Texas, at the Texas Disposal Systems Exotic Game Ranch and Pavilion.

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This Year’s Touchstone

Lady Bird Johnson from her “Speech on the Progressive Future of American Youth.” Madison, Wisconsin, 23 Sept. 1967: It is not enough to be dissatisfied with things as they are, unless you put that dissatisfaction to work. It is not … Continue reading

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Relaunch of JELyon (dot) Com

As I begin my year of service with AmeriCorps as a Volunteer in Service to America (VISTA), I’m relaunching this blog to focus on my VISTA service at the Capitol Area Food Bank of Texas and on my Project 365. … Continue reading

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