Musings From Us Entries For General Musings

The following are the various articles that have been filed and posted under the category of General Musings that can be found here at Musings From Us, for your enjoyment.

Sniglet of the Day: May 5, 2017

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Sniglet Of The DayMediamnesia (n)That feeling you get when inundated by so many mixed messages from so many media, that you can’t remember what happened from one week to the next. You also can’t seem to remember what happened to you five years ago, or even before that, but somehow you survived long enough to get to where you are now.

So many messages, so many places and names and outlets, news networks, and so many other forms of information and entertainment, it is a wonder the average North American person can remember it all, but some of us are suffering from mediamnesia, or so the companies that run these places hope. We are scanning our phones at every stop, hoping to get a clue on what or whom might be important this day, when they or it might not even matter a week from now. Sadly, that’s the way they want us to do things. From season to season, from sports to fashion, to regular TV shows and movies, we forget so quickly, it seems as though some kind of evil spell has been placed on us, but we have no Rememberall to help us look back. Hopefully, some of us do come our senses and recall the events listed in Bill Joel’s song “We Didn’t Start the Fire” , but the further away from that timeline that we go, the more and more mediamnesia sticks around, and it is a scary place to be.

Sniglet of the Day: March 26

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Sniglet Of The DayCorntamination – Corntamination occurs when GMO crops grow near organic crops, and somehow those things non-GMO consumers thought were safe turn out to have traces of the nasty stuff in them. This is especially for those whom have allegies to GMO crop like corn or soy, or other Frankenfoods (another Sniglet for another day…). When a person allergic to GMOs get these things in their systems, they will become cranky, bloat up, and complain for days about how whomever made the dish they thought was safe tried to poison them.

Some days reading labels is just not enough, and you never know when corntamination might occur, especially in countries that have given their lives over to Monsanto and Cargill. As much as some of these allergy sufferers would love to move to a place when GMOs have been banned, the economy keeps them at home, at the whim of the corporations that are out to poison not just them, but all of us, just slowly. Even finding out that many items on the Corn-Allergens list might give one some bad reactions, and finding ways to avoid them can be done, one can still not escape corntamination, at least in North America. Good luck out there, allergy sufferers. Now that the corporations are finding new ways to dig their claws into Washington, you need to be more wary than ever.

Celtic Culture in The Panhandle

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When spring hits the Florida Panhandle, we often get invaded by college students looking for some warm days on the beach and hot nights in the clubs, like La Vela, Spinnaker,and Sharky’s. Another group that invades the area are the Scots and their kin that love to show off their island culture at many of the Highland games that start their national tours in Florida. This past week, Cleave and I were able to go to two events celebrating Celtic heritage, one, in Panama City Beach, was the Celtic Heritage Alliance’s 25th Annual Panama City Scottish Festival and Highland Games.

This was a fun time not only featuring really big dudes in kilts throwing hammers, stones, and cabers, but lots of Clan information centers, vendors setting all kinds of bonnets, kilt pins, and Scottish fashions, and some caterers featuring foods like Scotch Eggs and Rumbledethumps. There was even rugby!

Mead Recipes For Your Enjoyment

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The following is from a very VERY old site I used to have, Celtic Voice, not up anymore. It shows 2 of my recipes for the alcoholic beverage known as mead, or honey wine. I am sure those in the SCA will remember some of this.

Mead Recipes for your Enjoyment

mead noun
A fermented drink made of water and honey; mead. [<W. meddyglyn <meddyg, doctor, + llyn, liquor] New Practical Standard Dictionary, ©1956

metheglin noun
A liquor of fermented honey and water to which malt, yeast, and spices are added; metheglin. See HYDROMEL New Practical Standard Dictionary, ©1956

hydromel noun
A liquor, usually unfermented, consisting of honey diluted with water; when fermented, it is called mead. [<L. <Gr. hydor, water, + meli, honey]New Practical Standard Dictionary, ©1956

The Site Is Back

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First, let me apologize for the site being bonkward for the past few days. During a site update the database was misplaced and we had to go hunt for it. Was a odd journey, but everything is now up and running.

Remember folks, Twitter can be your friend at the oddest of times. This time it saved my but and the site as well.

Hope you all continue to enjoy the site. Even though I have not posted much of late, I do maintain all of the site and create all the graphics and make most of the screen shots that you have enjoyed over the years.

This will fe a Samhain to remember, Halloween for all those that are not history buffs.