I saw the Harvest Moon rise last night (in my mirror as I was driving down I-94). It appeared huge, yet mysterious with a black cloud across the center, like someone placed tape over the moon to hide its name. It took a couple of glances into my mirror to recognize that what I was seeing was the rising moon. This morning I watched the same moon set in the west. I always feel blessed when I see the moon rise at sunset and set at dawn.
Living this far north, the moon takes a very low path in the sky during the summer and seems to always peek through the trees to the south of the house. I dream more when the moon is full and it’s light seeps into the bedroom. I don’t remember any of my dreams from last night.
The headlines for a newspaper I saw Friday read: "Bush says we can’t afford to hesitate any longer in Gulf Relief" or something like that. Where did the word "hesitate" come from? I listened to part of his speech, which sounded a lot like a confession. He certainly didn’t talk the fiscal conservative line, but then he never has. Cut income and increase spending hasn’t worked in my own little micro-economy, why should it work in his macro-economy. Certainly the relief is going to cost a lot of money which would make prudent people question other programs (such as wars and tax cuts). UPDATE, SEPTEMBER 21: I just learned how's he's financing all this. Check this out: http://presidentgeorgebush.blogspot.com/2005/09/another-fresh-batch.html
Why are "Fried Green Tomatoes" considered a Southern thing? When I lived in the South, my tomatoes were always harvested red—the way God intended I would think. The only thing about fried green tomatoes that’s southern is the frying. I only started making Green Tomato Relish when I lived out in the high desert where I had tomato plants killed by frost in the middle of June and in early September. It’d only get a few nice ripe tomatoes before I’d lost the vines and would have to make due with green tomatoes. It seems green tomatoes would be a northern delicacy. Would anyone want to share recipes for Fried Green Tomatoes? What kind of batter do you use? Virgin or extra virgin olive oil? Or is that peanut oil? And what do you eat with them?
The Steelers won again today. Even though we got a few more weeks of baseball, I’ve retired my Pirate cap for the year and now am sporting a Steelers’ cap.