On the food watch: iguanas

Dinner!

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It starts in Miami, with this photo that Kyle Wohlmut took there last weekend and posted on Facebook:

(#1) Floridian street iguana on the prowl

Green iguanas are an invasive pest in Puerto Rico and south Florida; the obvious solution is that they be cooked and eaten, the way they are in Mexico (and elsewhere in Central America). So it was natural for a Facebook reader to ask what sauce you use on an iguana.

Well, clearly, Lizard Lick barbecue sauce.

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A stay in medical Antarctica

Sums it up well. Now for some Russian beluga and caviar,

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Yesterday’s medical adventure, set off by my shortness of breath during exertion, especially in hot weather (which we’ve been having a lot of; my symptoms became worrisome on a weekend in May when the temperature in Palo Alto reached 107 F). I was referred to a cardiologist; alarmed, she set up yesterday’s myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI) test, specifically via single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT). Details to follow.

The test involved hours at Palo Alto Medical Foundation, much of it sitting around between its parts. The actual imaging parts of the test took place in astonishingly icy rooms — which I came to refer to as medical Antarctica — so that I was shivering with cold when I left after 5 hours.

In the sitting-around parts of the event, I read through most of the latest (August 7th and 14th) issue of the New Yorker. To leaven the stark…

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Mike’s Story

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New Romance Novel!

I am extraordinarily pleased to announce immediate availability of that Romance novel I had been talking about!     All about the romance between Vashti Astapad Warren and Thomas Robert Higgin…

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Morning name: javelina

I love Javelinas! Siempre!

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The morning name from 2/10/16: javelina, the animal. Which then led to javelin, the weapon and equipment in a track and field event. No, they have absolutely nothing to do with one another, etymologically, phonologically, or semantically.

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Forthcoming Book!

wannabe_frontHappy to announce that my 11th book:

Wannabe Hoochie Mama Gallery of Realities’ Red Dress Code”, a volume of New & Selected Poetry 

will be available in September 2016

(from Persea Books)

I could not be more excited, as it’s been  2007 since I’ve had a new book!

RED DRESS CODE-04  –me in a “Red Dress”, practicing for the author photo. This photo captured by my photographer son

I’m so grateful to be alive!

The book  is a bit overdue, and comes after events that nearly took my life! Believe it or not, rupture of a cranial aneurysm in July 2011!

Guess who’s amazingly still here?

See the #fireworks I created by blogging on #WordPressDotCom. My 2015 annual report.

See the fireworks Thylias Moss Writing created by blogging on WordPress.com. Check out their 2015 annual report.

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It’s Official!

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Modern Woman

I whole heartedly approve; once you know what’s important, don’t go against it…the worse that can happen is that you’ll be alone, and seems it’s worth the risk.

Thylias Moss Writing

I have learned that I am not a modern woman if a modern woman means a woman who will have sex indiscriminately.  Sex is not the same as a simple handshake; not for me.  I like sex a lot, but I am choosey, and deciding that he would be the man was a decision; I did not take it lightly.  I gave him something II have not given to any other man.   He did;’t ask me to do this.  And he isn’t doing this himself, but I am, because I d not ever want multiple partners.  I’m strictly a one man at a time woman..

That kind of touching is sacred to me, and I’m most particular with whom it happens.  I realize that this means certain physical pleasures may not happen for me, but sex will be even more special, and that is how I prefer it.  

SACRED!

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The man I prefer…

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Modern Woman

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