The other day I read that Isaac Asimov’s book Foundation might be coming to TV in the future. Now that is something I would like to see. Asimov was one of my most favourite authors, he is still very high on my list and many of his stories have been realised by modern science. He was a scientist himself of course. Foundation was the first in a whole series, I don’t know if the intention is to make all the books into a programme or what. If they don’t screw it up, it will be well worth watching. Talking of books, I was raving about Dragon’s Egg by Robert L. Forward, I am now reading the second book, Star Quake. I think Forward’s imagination is incredible, this about a tiny neutron world that lives 1 1/2 years in one of our minutes, or 100 years in an hour. When found by an exploration spaceship they were savages whom humans began to teach, within a day and a half they had stripped human civilisation and become our teachers instead. The second book is about a major starquake which takes place on the neutron star and the human efforts to help at risk of their own lives.
This is a picture of an entry in an art exhibition in New Orleans, I think it is most attractive - Prospect, New Orleans’s biennial art exhibition, features work by more than 50 artists in locations throughout the Big Easy. Will Ryman’s three-story-tall Icon (pictured above) currently blooms in City Park. Catch the show through January 25, 2015. In this picture it doesn’t look 3 storeys tall though. I would love to see all the entries in this exhibition if this is anything to go by. There is an artist locally who makes metal exhibits some of which he puts along the roadside of his property. They don't really mean a lot and are really just lumps of metal welded together and then painted, however, I don't really know why but I like them, they are extremely unusual. If I had a yard, and presumably enough money, I wouldn't mind having one.
I forgot to mention it's been snowing off and on all weekend, flurries I guess, only once, so far, has it covered the road and that didn't last long.
I think these are a brilliant idea – I saw them in a soup recipe and couldn’t make out what they were at first. The are picture here on a bowl of very anaemic looking tomato soup. Mine is bright red.
Grilled Cheese Croutons
4 slices white bread
2 tbsp margarine
2 slices cheddar cheese
For the croutons, spread margarine on both sides of bread slices. Heat a frying pan over medium heat and place 2 slices in the pan. Top each with 1 slice of cheese and place remaining bread slices on the cheese. Cook for 2 minutes, until underside is golden brown, flip and cook 1-2 minutes more. Remove from pan, cooling a few minutes before slicing. Cut into 1-inch squares and sprinkle a small handful on each bowl of soup.
Have a great day