Archive for August, 2013

Delbert Belton Got Himself Murdered

August 27, 2013

Delbert Belton was an 88 year old World War II vet who got himself shot during the battle of Okinawa.

2 teenagers Demetruis Glenn and Kenan Adams-Kinard beat him so badly that he bled to death. They beat him in his car outside the Eagles Lodge where he played cards in Spokane Washington.

He died the next morning of his injuries.

It was a robbery.

Too bad the State of Washington precludes the death penalty for people under the age of 18. I’d pay my own way to Washington and put the IV in both of them and give them the drugs for free.

Too bad.



Soy Yogurt

August 17, 2013


I admit that I am a Vegan as are my wonderful wife and son.   I became a Veg age 21 in 1971. Went Vegan in ’87.

The wealth of things now available to eat now that were not is insane. It is wonderful.

Soy Milk and Soy Yogurt ! Wow ! I remember putting hot water on granola at a resort in Big Sur for breakfast back in the ’80s.

OK – enough reminiscing….We got hooked on Soy Milk and Soy yogurt and Soy Milk remains ubiquitous.

We live 40 minutes from the heart of Iowa City and there is a wonderful Food Coop we have belonged to since the early ’90s that we shop at.

They stopped carrying big tubs of Soy Yogurt.

The main grocery in Iowa has expanded into the “Health Food” business as well.  They stopped carrying Big Tubs of Soy Yogurt.

So I tried to find out where I could buy Silk or WIldwood or WholeSoy….not available ! 

I could still find the teeny one serving soy yogurts in some places and they run a little over a buck per serving….

So I got on to, ordered a 2 quart Yogurt Maker (comes with a thermometer) and went to and bought some vegan culture….

And a couple of quart of Soy Milk to experiment with from the local grocery.

Here’s how hard it is: You heat up Soy milk (just like Cow Milk) to 110 degrees F , add the culture and put in the yogurt maker for 6-8 hrs.

So —about 10  6 oz servings per $4.50 expense for milk and culture. Or 45 cents or less than 1/2 and NO container to dispose of 10 times and no traveling and shopping.


I am smug.

If you want something done right, you do it yourself.