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Weekend Post

Here’s a Friday Question that became an entire weekend post. It’s from Ben Scripps: Ken--you're clearly a fan of "Jeopardy!". My question for you is: what would be your six dream categories--your... [Author: By Ken Levine]
Tags: Humor, Ken, Ken Levine, By Ken Levine, Ben Scripps

‘Truly Unbelievable’: Vacaville Couple Still Finds Reasons To Be Thankful After Losing Everything In Fire

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Tags: News, Local, Seen On, Syndicated Local, Ken, Jenny, Vacaville, Vacaville News, LNU Lightning Complex Fire, LNU Lightning Complex, Marci Albers, Vacaville Museum, Marci While, Marci The Albers, Ken The Albers

Just another day

Our Thanksgiving meal was delicious. I didn't take any photos, but Ken did and I'm sure he'll post some soon. Now it's on to the leftovers. A whole leg of lamb for two people is a lot. Today we'll probably have cold slices of the roast with mayonnaise. Later, some of it will get chopped up for an hachis parmentier (a shepherd's pie). A last burst of fall color as we move toward December. And speaking of pies, I made a pumpkin pie for dessert. I thawed out more pumpkin than I needed for the pie...
Tags: Travel, Holidays, Ken, WCS, The Vineyard

Thanksgiving Day

Today is Thanksgiving in the United States. It's a national holiday, second only to Independence Day as far as secular national days go. The traditional meal is stuffed turkey. The traditional sport is sitting on the couch watching (American) football on television. The traditional w(h)ine is, "I can't believe I ate the whole thing." LOL. Some birds flying south between the contrails. Ken and I will roast our traditional leg of lamb and maybe watch some tennis or CNN or Dr. House on television...
Tags: Travel, Holidays, Cnn, United States, Wildlife, Ken, WCS

EP202: The Annual Turkey Show

Ken plays some of the worst (and most amusing) songs you will ever hear.  A Thanksgiving tradition. Listen to other podcasts similar to this on iTunes! Listen to the Hollywood & Levine... [Author: By Ken Levine]
Tags: Humor, Ken, Ken Levine, HOLLYWOOD LEVINE, By Ken Levine

There goes the sun

The sun is rising later and later these days. Here, today, it will officially be up at 08h14. And we'll continue losing daylight until the solstice in December. Driving is a pain right now, because the sun is so low in the sky that it's just blinding, especially when driving east in the morning. We're not supposed to be out for much these days anyway, except for food shopping and medical visits. And getting the car inspected. By the way, it passed, so we're good for another two years. That's a g...
Tags: Travel, Holidays, Peugeot, Ken, WCS, Our Neighborhood

Choo choo!

This is our local train station. It's across the river in the town of Noyers-sur-Cher. I took the photo back in 2012 when Ken and I were on our way to Paris then on to upstate New York. It was around 06h00, just before the regional train was to depart for Tours (Saint-Pierre-des-Corps) where we transferred to a TGV (high-speed train) to Paris and the airport. We did the whole thing in reverse on the way home. The track-side view of our local train station. As you can see, I'm out of new photos...
Tags: Travel, New York, US, Paris, Cher, Ken, WCS, Choo Choo, Cher Valley, Touraine, Noyers, Tours Saint Pierre des Corps

OK, I lied

Another Beaujolais post. Ken came home from the grocery store with a new supply of Beaujolais nouveau for the coming week. Good thing. These bottles come from Super U and are sold under the store's brand. We drank the one with the purple peacock feather label (second from the left) on Saturday and it was tasty. I don't know what the peacock feather motif is all about. The grape variety used to make Beaujolais wines is gamay. Nouveau wines from Super U. The one on the right says "No ADDED sulfi...
Tags: Travel, Weather, Nouveau, Ken, WCS, Wine And Spirits, Tasha, Super U

Why I love this plant in my garden, and why I think you will, too

If I had to sum up the Worldwide Exotics experience, I would say: “Incredible plants at incredible prices with a nursery proprietor who is rather incredible herself.” The nursery is officially open to the public on Saturdays from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. only, but proprietor Shelly Jennings works there for at least half the day every day, typically with her co-owner and husband Ken, but without employees. It truly is a mom and pop operation, located at 11157 Orcas Avenue in Sylmar (worldwideexoticsnu...
Tags: National Weather Service, California, La, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Sport, Thailand, Things To Do, Soccer, Staples Center, Ken, Jennings, Tobias Harris, US Forest Service, Martha Washington, John Collins

Once more, with feeling

Ok, here's the last Beaujolais nouveau post. For now. I wanted to get a photo of what I got from the supermarket on Thursday. Three reds and one rosé, two bottles of each. We've already tasted the Violettes and the Chat Rouge red and rosé. In my humble opinion, the Chat Rouge red was better than the Violettes. That could be because it's Beaujolais-Villages rather than generic Beaujolais. The rosé was fine, but I wouldn't rush out for more. Ken's going to another store this morning to look fo...
Tags: Travel, Ken, WCS, Wine And Spirits, Violettes, Chat Rouge

EP201: Author! Author!

Ken takes you through the world of publishing and self-publishing as he discusses the four books he’s written and his adventures in trying to sell them.   You can publish your own books and make... [Author: By Ken Levine]
Tags: Humor, Ken, Ken Levine, By Ken Levine

Parliamentary Committee on personal data summons iSPIRT, PayPal, Visa, Mastercard, Cyble

The Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) on the Personal Data Protection Bill has summoned cybersecurity firm Cyble and payments company PayPal for depositions later today. The Committee has also summoned Bangalore-based think tank iSPIRT, and card network companies Mastercard and Visa for deposition on November 20. Today, the JPC will also hear from companies that have not submitted their post-evidence replies. This follows four meetings of a clause-by-clause analysis of the Bill that were held ...
Tags: Travel, News, Southeast Asia, India, Atlanta, Paypal, Committee, Mastercard, Bangalore, BigBasket, Visa, Infosys, Ken, Parliamentary Committee, Nandan Nilekani, Meenakshi Lekhi

Coffee With A Legend, The Day I Met Scotty Bowman

Years ago I lived in Phoenix, AZ, and, during my time there I was employed at the Alltell Ice Den. At the time it was the official practice and training facilities of the Coyotes. It had a double rink where most every NHL team that came to town would run their practices. Needless to say, I saw quite a few teams come through. The best times however, were when the Wings came to town. Hockeytown West was the name back then. On a typical West Coast trip the Wings would often be based in Phoenix ...
Tags: Toronto, Sport, Wings, NHL, West Coast, Phoenix, Ken, Katie, Mick, Scotty Bowman, Stanley, Scotty, Ken Daniels, Paul Woods, Alltell Ice Den, Hockeytown West

Ken Paxton Fought Trump's Legal Wars From Texas. Now He's in Trouble.

AUSTIN, Texas -- After his home and offices were raided by federal agents last year, a wealthy real estate investor in Austin got some help from a friend -- who happened to be one of the most powerful officials in Texas.The investor, Nate Paul, was convinced that the FBI and other agencies had acted unlawfully. Normally, such accusations by the targets of federal investigations would be met with skepticism, but Paul contacted Ken Paxton, the Texas attorney general, a longtime friend whose reelec...
Tags: New York, Texas, News, Supreme Court, Obama, Senate, Fbi, Austin, House, New York Times, Dallas, The New York Times, Houston, Republican, Donald Trump, San Antonio

EP200: Episode 200!

Ken celebrates his 200th podcast with a super-sized episode featuring highlights, surprises, rarities, giveaways, laughs, and more.  Join in the fun! Listen to the Hollywood & Levine podcast! [Author: By Ken Levine]
Tags: Humor, Ken, Ken Levine, HOLLYWOOD LEVINE, By Ken Levine

What will the Winnipeg Jets 1st line look like next year?

Ken and Sean chat about the composition of Winnipeg's top line for next season. The post What will the Winnipeg Jets 1st line look like next year? first appeared on Illegal Curve Hockey.
Tags: Sport, Hockey, Columns, Latest, Winnipeg, Ken, Sean, Winnipeg Jets, Winnipeg Jets 1st line

Ken Spears, Co-Creator of ‘Scooby-Doo,’ Dies at 82

Ken Spears, co-creator of the beloved animated series “Scooby-Doo” and co-founder of Ruby-Spears Productions along with the late Joe Ruby, died Friday. He was 82. Spears’ son, Kevin Spears, tells Variety that he died from complications related to Lewy body dementia. “Ken will forever be remembered for his wit, his story-telling, his loyalty to family, and […]
Tags: News, Obituaries, People News, Scooby-doo, Ken, Lewy, Joe Ruby, Ken Spears, Ken Spears Co Creator of ` Scooby Doo, Ruby Spears Productions, Kevin Spears

Pork buns

This is the second time we've made Chinese-style steamed pork buns. Ken used his home-made pulled pork barbecue to make the filling by adding Chinese spices to the cooked meat. I followed a recipe for the dough that we found on the internet (I think) and it worked great. Steamed pork buns with eggrolls (above). After the dough rose for a couple of hours, I punched it down and divided it (and the filling) into eight equal portions. I shaped each portion of dough into a ball then flattened each ...
Tags: Travel, Ken, WCS, Food And Cooking

#NAMA: Intermediary liability and fair use: what needs clarity in India’s copyright law

“Copyright law is not just about the rights of creators, but it’s also about the rights of society to access the work, and also the right of society to use the works in different manners,” Dr. Arul George Scaria said at MediaNama’s discussion on Copyright and Digital Media. The roundtable was organised against the backdrop of the government’s private consultation to amend the Copyright Act. In the discussion, participants surfaced many gaps in the law that could be filled surrounding fair use an...
Tags: Travel, Amazon, Facebook, Supreme Court, India, US, Christian Louboutin, Ken, Delhi High Court, Singh, Amway, Netflix Amazon, Joshi, Karan Johar, Medianama, Nama

Uriah Heep’s Ken Hensley Dies at 75

Ken Hensley, keyboardist, guitarist and chief songwriter for long-running British hard rock band Uriah Heep, died Wednesday, according to a post by guitarist Mick Box on the band’s official Twitter account. He was 75. 5th November 2020: I received devastating news this morning from Ken’s manager Steve Weltman that Ken Hensley has passed away. My […]
Tags: News, Ken, Uriah Heep, Ken Hensley, Mick Box, Steve Weltman

November 2020 Leadership Development Carnival

Welcome to the November 2020 Leadership Development Carnival! We’re excited to share posts from leadership experts from around the globe on the topics of communication, development, engagement, motivation, productivity, team building, and more. Communication Marcia Reynolds of Covisioning Transformational Leadership provided Is Your Empathy Serving or Hurting You? Marcia shares: “ Can you tell when you feel empathic concern or empathic distress? One connects the other hurts. Use non-...
Tags: Productivity, Motivation, Leadership, Communication, Development, David, Bill, Engagement, Communications, Steve, Chris, Team Building, Liz, Henry, Joel, PAUL

Tasha Tuesday

What better way to calm the election day jitters than a photo of Tasha in the vineyard? This photo is over a week old and the vines are looking a lot barer out there now, especially with the rain and wind we've had since. But the color is not all gone yet. Tasha among the vines on a bright fall day. I'm going to a new dentist today. Ken found him when he broke a tooth a couple of weeks ago. I also broke a tooth around the same time in a strange coincidence. Neither of us has been to our dentis...
Tags: Travel, Ken, WCS, Tasha, The Vineyard

A mild weekend

We're having a relatively warm and dry weekend. I took advantage of it on Friday morning to rip the tomato plants out of the ground and put away their stakes. Ken picked the last few tomatoes for guacamole, part of Friday's lunch. I saved some stray green ones to see if they'll ripen on the deck. I still want to cut the grass, but that will depend on how much dew we get. This morning looks a little foggy out there. This photo is almost a week old. The leaves are falling to the ground now. So h...
Tags: Travel, Ken, WCS, The Vineyard, Garden Flowers Plants

How will the Winnipeg Jets fill out their roster?

Sean and Ken chat about the moves made by Winnipeg and what they think will happen with the roster. The post How will the Winnipeg Jets fill out their roster? first appeared on Illegal Curve Hockey.
Tags: Sport, Hockey, Latest, Winnipeg, Ken, Sean, Winnipeg Jets, Kevin Cheveldayoff, Ken Wiebe, Sean Reynolds

Fall 2020 Madia Recommendations

I’ve skipped right from spring to autumn, and I hope you all won’t mind! It’s been busy for reasons that I really should blog about! With that, I’ll leave you with some media recommendations that will keep you busy! A content warning: the last several podcast recommendations mention sexual assault and abortion. I’ll mention the content warning again so you can skip to the next section! Listen I found the episode of American Sex with Catie Osborn about ADHD and sex to be interesting. It touched o...
Tags: Books, Gender, Podcasts, Safety, Sexual Assault, College, Abortion, Sex Education, Bdsm, Crisis Pregnancy Centers, Alexa, Kink, Ken, Emily, Kate Lister, Alissa

Savory pumpkin cake

Here's one of the ways we used pumpkin this week. It's a savory pumpkin cake, the recipe for which Ken found on the internet. The cake is made with roasted pumpkin, of course, flour, eggs, smoked lardons (like American bacon), grated cheese, and pecans for crunch. Baking powder helps the cake to lighten and rise. It's a very moist cake, and delicious as an appetizer or a snack. A slice of savory pumpkin cake.The president spoke last night and, if I understood correctly, France is going back into...
Tags: Travel, France, Ken, WCS, Food And Cooking

October sunrise

This was Monday morning's sunrise over the vineyards. Big clouds dominated the sky, but the sun had several openings and painted the cloud tops orange and pink. Since it wasn't raining, Tasha and I went all the way to the end of the dirt road and enjoyed the views. Looking west at sunrise. We cut into the big ripe muscade pumpkin on Tuesday. I roasted half of it and we're using the other half in various ways. Some of the roasted flesh went into a savory pumpkin cake. Some of it went into a big...
Tags: Travel, Ken, WCS, Tasha, The Vineyard

A nice day

The weather was pleasant on Thursday. Lots of sun and very mild temperatures. I cooked a steak on the grill outside for lunch. An oak leaf on the dirt road. As evening came, so did the clouds. And rain. At one point, Ken asked me if that was lightning that he saw out the window. Before I could answer (I didn't see any), a huge thunder clap shook the house. It was close. Then the rain came. There was a little more thunder, rumbling in the distance, but not much. It rained heavily for a while, t...
Tags: Travel, Weather, Ken, WCS

Ken Bruce to talk PopMaster at Radio Festival

BBC Radio 2’s Ken Bruce, along with Mishal Husain and John Whittingdale MP are joining the Radio Academy Festival line-up. They join the existing line-up of Nile Rodgers, Lorna Clarke, Dee Ford, Jordan & Perri, Jeremy Vine, Heidi Dawson, and more already announced. Ken will look back at 22 years of PopMaster. He’ll talk through how the idea came about, tell us his favourite contestant stories, and reflect on how it became the biggest daily moment on radio in the UK. From the Department of Dig...
Tags: UK, Top, Events, Radio, Labour Party, Academy, John Whittingdale, Mishal Husain, Ben Cooper, Ken, BBC Radio, PPL, Robbie Gibb, CTRL, Ken Bruce, Siobhan

Is Former SCC Chief Justice McLachlin’s Action Committee and Leadership of the A2J Agencies Avoiding the Major Issues? [Part 1 of 2 Parts]

[The content of this article is closely related to four of my previous posts on Slaw, dated: July 25, 2019; April 9, 2020; May 29, 2020; and, August 6, 2020. See also the full text on the SSRN.] The recent decision of the Supreme Court of Canada in, R. v. Thanabalasingham 2020 SCC 18 (July 17, 2020; by a full Court of 9 Justices), demonstrates why the access to justice problem exists, i.e. the A2J problem of unaffordable legal services for middle- and lower-income people (they being the majority...
Tags: Justice, Supreme Court, Law, California, Court, Toronto, Canada, United Nations, Jordan, Johnson, Smith, British Columbia, Committee, Ontario, Ken, Supreme Court of Canada