On December 9, 1981, Philadelphia cop Daniel Faulkner was murdered. Charged and convicted for the crime was Mumia Abu-Jamal, an activist and President of the Philadelphia Association of Black Journalists. Dude's innocent, that's my two cents and the consensus among compassionate thinking people worldwide, as far as I can tell. Mumia has written and spoken out throughout the last three decades, and he's one of the most eloquent people I haven't met. I read his book Death Blossoms—recommend it. Anyway, the death penalty was reduced to life without parole three days ago. Cause for celebration; equally cause for reflection and resistance.
Yesterday was also my sister's birthday. Happy one to her, exam notwithstanding.
Made chili at friend A.'s house. Vegan version was good if I do say so myself. A.'s tradition: chili over noodles. It's good, try it!
prep. time: approx. 60 min.
1 big can whole plum tomatoes
1/4 or so of a big can tomato puree
1 can black beans
1 can red kidney beans
1 small onion, diced
several shakes from a package of frozen spinach
other kind of chili powder
1. Saute the onion in a medium-sized pot over medium-high heat. After onion begins to brown, add beans.
2. Pour in tomato stuffs, season. Reduce heat to medium, stir periodically. Let reduce for many minutes, until desired viscosity.
Recent writing: article for HuffPo on Kepler-22b.