1. I watched much of the U. S. Open tennis final live online; late in the match, the streaming video stopped working. I wanted Federer to win, but I was mightily impressed with del Potro's power, agility, and guts. He could have packed it in after the way he lost the third set, but instead, after a wobbly start to the fourth set, he turned up the heat and wore Federer down.
2. I threw a pound of hamburger, candied onion, and red pepper together in the frying pan while I cooked a pot of basmati rice; I seasoned the meat mix with cumin, garlic powder, and crushed red peppers. I poured a can of crushed tomatoes and a couple of uncanned tomatoes into the meat mix and the sauteed some mushrooms and then I put it all in one pan, the rice and tomato meat mix and the mushrooms and we something like Spanish rice for dinner.
3. I found out today that Julie Whitesel Weston, the daughter of the doctor who was the first to treat me when I arrived in the ER from the Zinc Plant after being gassed, has written a book about Kellogg, which I was happy to hear about, and I was offered a chance to review it for www.idahoyesterdays.org. I might have to turn down the review offer, but I look forward to reading Weston's book: The Good Times Are All Gone Now: Life, Death, and Rebirth in an Idaho Mining Town