Posted by: A. C. Cockerill | May 7, 2018

Techie Corner – 2018 – Post #3 – Surprising Future Jobs

Techie Corner – 2018 – Post #3 – Surprising Future Jobs

What are some future jobs that surprised you?

My two cents, but please share yours:

With all the advances in AI/robotics/automation, I didn’t expected to hear about the possibility of new jobs being created in (power) grid-free workplaces. Yes, grid-free!

These new paid positions would be in grid-free community centers, located in every village, town, city, or county, similar to police stations and schools. Their mission would be as follows.

  • Anticipate, plan, and prepare for the inevitable power-grid failure or solar EMP (electromagnetic pulse) event
  • Preserve grid-free job skills (canning fruits and vegetables, spinning yarn, assembling wagons, making homemade water filters and candles, etc.)
  • Pass on grid-free skills to the next generation
  • Set up and maintain supplies of food, water, and other necessities for the local community, enough for five years

Grid-free community centers could be started in partnership with a senior center, church, or museum, and could be developed as for profit or non-profit, depending on the particular needs of the community.

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Posted by: A. C. Cockerill | April 30, 2018

Favorite Quotes – 2018 – Post #18

Favorite Quotes – 2018 – Post #18

“He never complained. He seemed to have no instinct for the making much of oneself that complaining requires.”

– Wendell Berry, Jayber Crow

My two cents, but please share yours:

Is there a difference between meekness and humility?

Today’s theme = Meekness.

Posted by: A. C. Cockerill | April 30, 2018

U.S. Constitution – 2018 – Post #18

U.S. Constitution – 2018 – Post #18

What is Amendment XVIII of the U.S. Constitution?

My two cents, but please share yours:

“AMENDMENT XVIII

Passed by Congress December 18, 1917. Ratified January 16, 1919. Repealed by amendment 21.

Section 1.
After one year from the ratification of this article the manufacture, sale, or transportation of intoxicating liquors within, the importation thereof into, or the exportation thereof from the United States and all territory subject to the jurisdiction thereof for beverage purposes is hereby prohibited.

Section 2.
The Congress and the several States shall have concurrent power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.

Section 3.
This article shall be inoperative unless it shall have been ratified as an amendment to the Constitution by the legislatures of the several States, as provided in the Constitution, within seven years from the date of the submission hereof to the States by the Congress.”

https://www.archives.gov/founding-docs/constitution-transcript

https://www.archives.gov/founding-docs/bill-of-rights-transcript

https://www.archives.gov/founding-docs/amendments-11-27

Posted by: A. C. Cockerill | April 30, 2018

Picoblog Question – 2018 – Post #2

Picoblog Question – 2018 – Post #2

How will you celebrate the arrival of May?

My two cents, but please share yours:

I’m celebrating by switching from heavier winter menus to lighter summer menus. This week, evening desserts will be lemon sorbet, cool and fresh. How about y’all?

Posted by: A. C. Cockerill | April 26, 2018

Favorite Quotes – 2018 – Post #17

Favorite Quotes – 2018 – Post #17

“Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies.”

– Mother Teresa

My two cents, but please share yours:

Faith shows in the details.

Today’s theme = Faith.

Posted by: A. C. Cockerill | April 26, 2018

U.S. Constitution – 2018 – Post #17

U.S. Constitution – 2018 – Post #17

What is Amendment XVII of the U.S. Constitution?

My two cents, but please share yours:

“AMENDMENT XVII

Passed by Congress May 13, 1912. Ratified April 8, 1913.

Note: Article I, section 3, of the Constitution was modified by the 17th amendment.

The Senate of the United States shall be composed of two Senators from each State, elected by the people thereof, for six years; and each Senator shall have one vote. The electors in each State shall have the qualifications requisite for electors of the most numerous branch of the State legislatures.

When vacancies happen in the representation of any State in the Senate, the executive authority of such State shall issue writs of election to fill such vacancies: Provided, That the legislature of any State may empower the executive thereof to make temporary appointments until the people fill the vacancies by election as the legislature may direct.

This amendment shall not be so construed as to affect the election or term of any Senator chosen before it becomes valid as part of the Constitution.”

https://www.archives.gov/founding-docs/constitution-transcript

https://www.archives.gov/founding-docs/bill-of-rights-transcript

https://www.archives.gov/founding-docs/amendments-11-27

Posted by: A. C. Cockerill | April 26, 2018

Foodie Corner – 2018 – Post #2 – Fridge Leftovers Egg Muffins

Foodie Corner – 2018 – Post #2 – Fridge Leftovers Egg Muffins

What can you do with leftovers in the fridge?

My two cents, but please share yours:

Make fridge leftovers egg muffins.

Grease a muffin pan (melted butter works well), and preheat your oven to 350 deg. F. For every muffin slot in the pan, you will need a tablespoon of finely diced or shredded filling (precooked meats, veggies, cheeses, herbs and spices, etc.).

Diced ham and shredded Swiss cheese is always a classic combination, but diced precooked broccoli and shredded cheddar is also a winner. Diced smoked salmon with chopped chives is another great variation, and even diced pepperoni pizza or diced Chinese food have proven to be tasty versions. Any combination of ingredients that pairs well with eggs and can handle up to two months in the freezer is a workable mixture. Even diced fruit and most raw vegetables will do. Lettuce, cucumber, pickles, and sushi are not recommended.

Spoon a heaping tablespoon of filling into the bottom of each greased muffin slot and fill the rest of the way with either Eggbeaters brand or your favorite scrambled eggs recipe. Leave about 1/4 inch at the top of each muffin slot for the egg muffin to rise and puff over a little.

Bake for 10 minutes and check. Keep baking and checking until the egg muffins are golden brown.

Serve warm. Or, cool on a plate in the refrigerator and transfer to a plastic freezer bag to store frozen for up to two months. Frozen muffins can be reheated individually in the microwave in about two minutes. Enjoy.

Posted by: A. C. Cockerill | April 17, 2018

Favorite Quotes – 2018 – Post #16

Favorite Quotes – 2018 – Post #16

“There is no greatness where there is no simplicity, goodness and truth.”

– Leo Tolstoy

My two cents, but please share yours:

I still believe simplicity is the essence of truth.

Today’s theme = Goodness.

Posted by: A. C. Cockerill | April 17, 2018

U.S. Constitution – 2018 – Post #16

U.S. Constitution – 2018 – Post #16

What is Amendment XVI of the U.S. Constitution?

My two cents, but please share yours:

“AMENDMENT XVI

Passed by Congress July 2, 1909. Ratified February 3, 1913.

Note: Article I, section 9, of the Constitution was modified by amendment 16.

The Congress shall have power to lay and collect taxes on incomes, from whatever source derived, without apportionment among the several States, and without regard to any census or enumeration.”

https://www.archives.gov/founding-docs/constitution-transcript

https://www.archives.gov/founding-docs/bill-of-rights-transcript

https://www.archives.gov/founding-docs/amendments-11-27

Posted by: A. C. Cockerill | April 17, 2018

Movie Corner – 2018 – Post #3 – Perfect for May

Movie Corner – 2018 – Post #3 – Perfect for May

What movie would be perfect to watch in May?

My two cents, but please share yours:

This month, I’m going with the Sci-Fi classic Contact (1997), due to several events in this summer’s night sky (see below). The film features Jodie Foster, Matthew McConaughey, and Tom Skerritt.

  • Lyrids Meteor Shower  –  April 22
  • Jupiter Opposition  –  May 9
  • Saturn Opposition  –  June 27
  • Mars Opposition  –  July 27
  • Venus Elongation  –  August 17

Enjoy!

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