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Turkey, Pepper, Corn Stir Fry

  • 1 T rice bran or corn oil
  • 3-4 dried hot chili peppers – to taste
  • 1 green sweet pepper (bell pepper)
  • ~ 1 lb raw turkey – not ground – any cut
  • chili powder – to taste – I use about 2 T’s
  • 1 can corn
  • salt – to taste

Use a moderately large frying pan.  Put the oil in the pan and crumble or snip (using scissors) the dried hot chili peppers into the pan.  Set the pan at medium heat on a burner.  It is okay if the peppers burn.  Chop the bell pepper into bite size pieces and add to the pan.  Sprinkle about a tablespoon of chili powder over the peppers and also sprinkle salt over the peppers.  Toss to get the peppers covered with the chili powder and salt (or stir with a fork or spoon).  Again, it is okay if the peppers burn some.

Cut the turkey into bite size pieces.  (Sometimes we get turkey breast on the bone and freeze the bone for soup – or drumsticks the same way.)  Using a spatula, clear an opening on the bottom of the frying pan and press the turkey bits onto the bottom of the pan.  Sprinkle with chili powder and salt to taste.  After about 20 seconds, use the spatula to turn the turkey pieces over and press the turkey down.  Let the pieces cook on the other side for about 20 seconds.  Drain about 1/4 cup of liquid from the corn and add the corn and remaining corn liquid to the frying pan.  Stir to mix all of the ingredients, turn down the heat to a simmer, cover and let cook for about 5 to 10 minutes.

We serve this dish over rice.  Usually, I start the rice first and cook the stir fry until the rice is done.  Tasty – tasty – tasty.

A Comment on a Froma Harrop op-ed

I usually enjoy and agree with what Froma Harrop writes in her op-ed’s, but the op-ed on May 23 – Grace in humiliation – bothered me.  I guess Monica Lewinsky has written a book and I guess ‘professional feminists’ are making fun of her.  I would not wish the horrors of what society does to women for having sex on anyone, I am experienced, so Lewinsky has my sympathy there – but I would not get involved with a married man whose wife had not left him either.

I read a biography of Hillary Clinton a number of years ago.  Apparently Bill Clinton is an inveterate philanderer.  According to the book, Clinton could not keep his hands off of many women.

There is an interesting astrological bit about the natal charts of Bill Clinton and Monica Lewinsky.  They have the Sun, Moon, and Ascendent in the same signs, respectively.  This occurs in about 1 out of 1728 charts.  My source is Astrodatabank.  They both have Libra rising, Sun in Leo, and Moon in Taurus.  (There is a big difference between the charts in that Clinton’s Sun is in the 11th and Moon is in the 8th while Lewinsky’s Sun is in the 10th and Moon is in the 7th.  Clinton is more association and power oriented while Lewinsky is more profession and partner oriented.)

Here is where my paranoid sniffer comes in.  The Republicans certainly knew that Clinton was a philanderer.  Also, the Republicans practically deify Reagan, who was known to take astrology seriously.  I am wondering if Lewinsky is a Republican operative chosen for her astrological placements as one who would interest and attract Clinton.  That she did not exploit the scandal six years ago when Hillary Clinton was running would suggest not, but that she is publishing a book now makes me suspicious.  So to Ms. Harrop, thank you for your column, but be a little suspicious.  Things are not always what they seem.

Some Comments on an op-ed by Mona Charen – May 14, 2014

Here we find ourselves in the political season again and I will put in my first 2 cents worth of the season and abandon astrology for a while.

I spent much of the winter writing a reference manual for the statistical language R, so, I am behind in my newspapers.  By today I have gotten caught up to one week and one day back.  A few days ago, I read Mona Charen’s May 14th op-ed on “bad science”.  In the op-ed, Ms. Charen spends most of the op-ed writing about the changes in the beliefs based on scientific research as to what kinds of foods are good for us and what kinds are not – particularly with regard to fat.  In the last paragraph of her op-ed, she suggests that if scientific consensus on nutrition can change over 50 years, that scientific consensus on climate change might too.  I am certain that the last paragraph was the reason for the op-ed.

I am quite certain the Ms. Charen is not a scientist.  I am a statistician with an undergraduate degree in physics.  In medical research, there is a tradition of using ‘risk factors’ to give people an idea of the risk of a behaviour on their health.  I think, although I am not a medical statistician, that a risk factor means that persons with a given medical condition have been observed to have commonly also had a certain behaviour or genetic marker.  This is where the statistician steps in.

Correlation does not imply cause!!!

It is unfortunate that so much of the medical community thinks the opposite.

Cause can sometimes be determined from controlled experiments, which use statistics.   Or, cause can be determined by figuring out physically what is going on, in which case statistical measurements can either support or not support the science.

When I first read Ms. Charen’s op-ed, my reaction was that the science behind climate change is over a century old.  Einstein received a Nobel Prize for his insight into this science.  On the scale of the earth, the science is old and known and straightforward.  (Nutrition is quite a young science and, also, has not had as many research dollars as medical or hard science over the years.)

The specific effects from global warming and how the warming affects the climate of the earth is a young science, like nutrition.   A lecturer I recently heard, when asked about how knowledge about climate change has changed over the years, said that the basics that led to the concern over 50 years ago have not changed, but that our knowledge continues to increase in depth and meaning (I am paraphrasing.)

I think that Ms. Charen, in her writing about nutrition, was actually writing about trans-fats versus animal fats.  In the 50’s, Adele Davis was writing about the dangers of hydrogenated fats.  It took until the 2010’s and a great deal of research for the medical community to come to the same conclusion.  I do not know how powerful the vegetable oil lobby was in the 50’s, but I do know that the petroleum, natural gas and coal lobbies are very powerful at this time.

The climate scientists are hard scientists, almost certainly not very well paid compared to industry scientists,  and know of what they speak.  As a disclaimer, I have been concerned about the green house effect since the early 1970’s.

 

That Completes the 144 Paths

That completes the 144 paths.  I just have a few comments.

The nodes have to do with timing and popularity.  The North Node has to do with good timing and popularity – being ahead of the curve.  The South Node tends toward poor timing and isolation – going against trends.  So you might feel in tune in the area of your life where the North Node is placed and out of tune in the area of the South Node.

The North Node tends to be what we like about a person, the South Node what we do not like so much.

We all have both the North Node and South Node.

If you are stuck in life, starting to do the North Node a little bit at a time should help.

People are often remembered for what is represented by the nodes.

If you do not do your North Node, life will force you into it.

The 144 paths: Pisces South Node – Virgo North Node through the Houses

Pisces – 1st house South Node : Virgo – 7th house North Node

Came into this world knowing a relaxed body, a compassion personality, a messy awareness.  Are learning a discriminating public, helpful love, a critical spouse.

Pisces – 2nd house South Node : Virgo – 8th house North Node

Came into this world knowing flexibly emotional wealth, a messy self worth, hidden resources.  Are learning analytical support from others, helpful loans, flexibly practical inheritances.

Pisces – 3rd house South Node : Virgo – 9th house North Node

Came into this world knowing kind siblings and cousins, messy cars, confused locomotion.  Are learning critical philosophy, helpful foreigners, reasonable belief systems.

Pisces – 4th house South Node : Virgo – 10th house North Node

Came into this world knowing a messy home, watery patriotism, hidden roots.  Are learning a reputation as a person of reason, ordered management, discriminating politics.

Pisces – 5th house South Node : Virgo – 11th house North Node

Came into this world knowing messy fun, photographic creations, iridescent romances.  Are learning discriminating friendships, clean goals, orderly aspirations.

Pisces – 6th house South Node : Virgo – 12th house North Node

Came into this world knowing self-sacrificing work, confusing health issues, helpless busyness.  Are learning orderly relaxation, reasonableness behind the scenes, clean retreat.

Pisces – 7th house South Node : Virgo – 1st house North Node

Came into this world knowing diffuse love, a messy spouse, a confusing public.  Are learning a clean body, a helpful personality, a flexibly practical awareness.

Pisces – 8th house South Node : Virgo – 2nd house North Node

Came into this world knowing the subtle occult, emotionally flexible support from others, oceanic inheritances.  Are learning flexibly practical support of yourself, agricultural values, analytical possessions.

Pisces – 9th house South Node : Virgo – 3rd house North Node

Came into this world knowing kind foreigners, transcendental philosophy, a mystic belief system.  Are learning discriminating ideas, a clean immediate environment, critical siblings and cousins.

Pisces – 10th house South Node : Virgo – 4th house North Node

Came into this world knowing a nebulous reputation, cinematic achievement, a kind same sex parent.  Are learning flexibly practical gardening, a clean home, discerning caretaking.

Pisces – 11th house South Node : Virgo – 5th house North Node

Came into this world knowing compassionate friends, confused goals, idealistic group associations.  Are learning reason games, an anxious center stage, orderly children.

Pisces – 12th house South Node : Virgo – 6th house North Node

Came into this world knowing confusing behind the scene actions, diffuse photography, compassionate approaches to the helpless.  Are learning a clear approach to health, an orderly daily life, healthy busyness.

The 144 paths: Aquarius South Node – Leo North Node through the Houses

Aquarius – 1st house South Node : Leo – 7th house North Node

Came into this world knowing an original awareness, a friendly personality, an unusual body.  Are learning a proud spouse, a creative public, a fixedly spiritual approach to love and war.

Aquarius – 2nd house South Node : Leo – 8th house North Node

Came into this world knowing radical values, a fixedly intellectual attitude toward money, eclectic possessions.  Are learning a proud approach to getting support from others, a creative attitude toward insurance, a fixedly spiritual approach toward death.

Aquarius – 3rd house South Node : Leo – 9th house North Node

Came into this world knowing friendly siblings, radical ideas, erratic locomotion.  Are learning fixedly spiritual beliefs, royal foreigners, glamorous travels.

Aquarius – 4th house South Node : Leo – 10th house North Node

Came into this world knowing radical roots, a friendly opposite sex parent, a fixedly intellectual mine (no, that is not a misprint).  Are learning a fun public reputation, a creative profession, romantic authority.

Aquarius – 5th house South Node : Leo – 11th house North Node

Came into this world knowing radical fun, a friendly center stage, stubbornly intellectual children.  Are learning steady spiritual friendships, a happy member of the audience, ego-centered goals.

Aquarius – 6th house South Node : Leo – 12th house North Node

Came into this world knowing unusual illnesses, friendly service, persistently intellectual pets.  Are learning creative hideouts, fun relaxation, shining withdrawal.

Aquarius – 7th house South Node : Leo – 1st house North Node

Came into this world knowing a fractured marriage, a friendly public, electrical love.  Are learning a proud appearance, a fixedly spiritual awareness, a sunny personality.

Aquarius – 8th house South Node : Leo – 2nd house North Node

Came into this world knowing egalitarian support from others; a steady, intellectual inheritance; sparkling desperation.  Are learning shining values, golden possessions, risky finances.

Aquarius – 9th house South Node : Leo – 3rd house North Node

Came into this world knowing a radical philosophy, effervescent foreigners, a friendly religion.  Are learning creative ideas, proud siblings and cousins, a sunny school experience.

Aquarius – 10th house South Node : Leo – 4th house North Node

Came into this world knowing a friendly reputation, a fractured same sex parent, an inventive profession.  Are learning a sunny home, creative gardening, domineering babies.

Aquarius – 11th house South Node : Leo – 5th house North Node

Came into this world knowing eccentric goals, friendly friends, radical social groups.  Are learning proud children, a stubbornly spiritual center stage, creative leadership.

Aquarius – 12th house South Node : Leo – 6th house North Node

Came into this world knowing unusual hospitals, friendly unfortunates, electric relaxation.  Are learning creative busyness, enduring spiritual work, hearty coworkers.

The 144 Paths : Capricorn South Node – Cancer North Node Through the Houses

Capricorn – 1st house South Node : Cancer – 7th house North Node

Came into this world knowing a serious awareness, a weak body, a structured approach to life.  Are learning actively emotional relationships, a caring spouse, nurturing open enemies.

Capricorn – 2nd house South Node : Cancer – 8th house North Node

Came into this world knowing conservative values, fearful about money, a weak self-worth.  Are learning caring support from others, actively emotional inheritances, fickleness in the face of desperation.

Capricorn – 3rd house South Node : Cancer – 9th house North Node

Came into this world knowing a stern early education, weak siblings, old cars.  Are learning careful travels, actively emotional religious beliefs, moody professors.

Capricorn – 4th house South Node : Cancer – 10th house North Node

Came into this world knowing a reserved home, a fearful opposite sex parent, a professional attitude toward what is beneath the earth.  Are learning a caring approach toward government, a motherly opposite sex parent, a fickle public reputation.

Capricorn – 5th house South Node : Cancer – 11th house North Node

Came into this world knowing fearful creativity, professional acting, restricted risk.  Are learning to be a caring member of the audience, a motherly friend, actively emotional in you goals.

Capricorn – 6th house South Node : Cancer – 12th house North Node

Came into this world knowing restricted health, political work, well managed routines.  Are learning comfortable relaxation, patriotic behind the scenes activity, motherly charity.

Capricorn – 7th house South Node : Cancer – 1st house North Node

Came into this world knowing stern partnerships, cautious in giving power over to others, restricted love.  Are learning a motherly awareness, a soft body, an actively watery personality.

Capricorn – 8th house South Node : Cancer – 2nd house North Node

Came into this world knowing restrictive support from others, a cautious inheritance, a managerial approach to the occult.  Are learning a careful approach to your money, actively emotional values, a moody approach to possessions.

Capricorn – 9th house South Node : Cancer – 3rd house North Node

Came into this world fearful of exploration, with a serious philosophy, with a responsible attitude toward foreigners.  Are learning a moody attitude toward your neighbors or siblings, a motherly attitude toward your vehicles, to be actively emotional in your locomotion.

Capricorn – 10th house South Node : Cancer 4th house North Node

Came into this world knowing stern management, a weak opposite sex parent, political authority.  Are learning actively emotional rest, a motherly same sex parent, patriotic foundations.

Capricorn – 11th house South Node : Cancer – 5th house North Node

Came into this world knowing older friends, managerial goals, political groups.  Are learning actively emotional games, motherly creations, domestic leadership.

Capricorn – 12th house South Node :  Cancer – 6th house North Node

Came into this world knowing fearful withdrawal, serious hospitalizations, a depressed subconscious.  Are learning a careful approach toward health, a moody approach to busyness, a motherly approach to workers.