"WHEN in the
Course of human Events, it becomes necessary for one People to
dissolve the Political Bands which have connected them with another,
and to assume among the Powers of the Earth, the separate and
equal Station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God
entitle them, a decent Respect to the Opinions of Mankind requires
that they should declare the causes which impel them to the Separation.
WE hold these Truths
to be self-evident, that all Men are created equal, that they
are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights,
that among these are Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness
-- That to secure these Rights, Governments are instituted among
Men, deriving their just Powers from the Consent of the Governed,
that whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these
Ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it,
and to institute new Government, laying its Foundation on such
Principles, and organizing its Powers in such Form, as to them
shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence,
indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should
not be changed for light and transient Causes; and accordingly
all Experience hath shewn, that Mankind are more disposed to suffer,
while Evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing
the Forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long Train
of Abuses and Usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object,
evinces a Design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is
their Right, it is their Duty, to throw off such Government, and
to provide new Guards for their future Security. Such has been
the patient Sufferance of these Colonies; and such is now the
Necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems
of Government. The History of the present King of Great- Britain
is a History of repeated Injuries and Usurpations, all having
in direct Object the Establishment of an absolute Tyranny over
these States. To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid
Bill of Rights
Amendment I Congress
shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or
prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom
of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably
to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
Amendment II A well
regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State,
the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.
Amendment III No
Soldier shall, in time of peace be quartered in any house, without
the consent of the Owner, nor in time of war, but in a manner
to be prescribed by law.
Amendment IV The
right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers,
and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall
not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable
cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing
the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.
Amendment V No person
shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime,
unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury, except
in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the Militia,
when in actual service in time of War or public danger; nor shall
any person be subject for the same offence to be twice put in
jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal
case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life,
liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private
property be taken for public use, without just compensation.
Amendment VI In all
criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a
speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the State and
district wherein the crime shall have been committed, which district
shall have been previously ascertained by law, and to be informed
of the nature and cause of the accusation; to be confronted with
the witnesses against him; to have compulsory process for obtaining
witnesses in his favor, and to have the Assistance of Counsel
for his defence.
Amendment VII In
suits at common law, where the value in controversy shall exceed
twenty dollars, the right of trial by jury shall be preserved,
and no fact tried by a jury, shall be otherwise reexamined in
any Court of the United States, than according to the rules of
the common law.
Amendment VIII Excessive
bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel
and unusual punishments inflicted.
Amendment IX The
enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not
be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.
Amendment X The powers
not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited
by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively,
or to the people.
like to hear an MP3 of music played on one of neighbor, John Phillips'
French harpsichords, check out the Triemer Cello and Harpsichord
Sonatas performed by Ensemble Mirable of JungHae Kim and Joanna
Blendulf. It will be available soon at Magnatune.com
weeks June 30 to July 14, JungHae Kim will be performing, teaching
and coaching at the
Assisi Summer Festival in Italy. Ms. Kim will be playing works of Handel, Rebel,
Vivaldi, Marini, Sweelinck, Byrd and others.
will be playing at the Carmel
from July 17 thru August 7.
plays cello on Gonzalo X Ruiz offering of oboe oriented baroque
chamber music. Check it out at Magnatune.com
is also playing with Baroque violinist, Jeanne Johnson, and harpichordist,
Yuko Tanaka in performances of Baroque violin music at Magnatune.com
I will announce the Scrambled Eggs and Lox "Babe of the Year"-January
to June 2004. The winner is not only a Babe--the female equivalent
of Hunk--but is intelligent, sensitive and accomplished--a fully
rounded person. But clearly a babe!
Old Fashion Three Layer Pie
3c graham cracker crumbs
1c powdered sugar
12T melted butter
line 9" x 12" pan, bake in 350 degree oven for 10-15 minutes, cool, and then fill.
8oz. Philadelphia Cream Cheese
2c powdered sugar
1c Cool Whip--stir well together
1 box Chocolate Jello Instant Pudding
1 box Vanilla Jello Instant Pudding
stir till thick, spread onto bottom layer
small container Cool Whip
spread Cool Whip onto Middle Layer,
sprinkle chocolate shavings on top.
Kimar will be appearing at the family beach house caring for and
feeding six people.
FOURTH OF JULY!
Eggs and Lox staff unanimously acclaimed Baroque harpsichordist,
of the Year
JungHae Kim, harpsichordist
Top is a radio
show about kids and classical music. It can be heard every Sunday
morning from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM on KDFC-FM. Check it out! They
also have a website and offer "At From the Top, we celebrate
kids who've shown commitment to music and the arts. Through our
nationally broadcast radio show, our in-school programs and our website, we strive to give dedicated
young classical musicians a platform to express themselves and
inspire others. They are not only the future of classical music,
they are our future, and they deserve our full support and encouragement."
reports that the mayor's office continues to take an interest
in our prostitution problem, as does Berkeley PD. Bob, himself,
believes that the police are keeping up there aggressive enforcement
and that it's working. And the mayor's representative encourages
all to report all incidents to the police.
On a bicycle
ride around Potter Creek Sunday morning, we noticed two used condoms
in front of the Ecole Bilingue campus on 9th Street and one in
front of a house on 8th and Grayson.
that you're a real Potter Creeker when, on a bicycle trip through
residential Alameda, you mistake two small deflated 4th of July
balloons for used condoms lying in the street.
Potter Creek residents can't remember a time when the problem
has been this bad. And, some remember a time when there was no
problem at all.
with some new renters and owners last week, several mentioned
that they are considering moving.
what our neighborhood developers and landlords tell perspective
buyers and renters about Potter Creek. Do they mention that we
have the highest concentration of hazardous material users in
the city, that our mixed-use zoning is fraught with conflict,
that we have a higher than average diesel particulate-matter in
our air, or that hookers give blow-jobs to johns in our doorways?
do our realtors say?
are lots of ways to get to work in Potter Creek
the glassman, likes to scoot
in Potter Creek. The printer's ink odor in front of my door has
a new flavor today, fresh paint. "Do you paint?" I've
asked my neighbor Tom. "No we don't" he confidently
assured me "probably the welders next door." (Fwish,
fwish goes his partner's spray can as he merrily goes about his
work unmasked.) I've also asked neighbor-Tom about the alien odor
that regularly fills my warehouse. "Smells like melting plastic
drop-cloths" remarked my former neighbor Paul as he began
to sneeze, hurriedly leaving. "You know the EPA is concerned
about alcohol-fired baking ovens" mused Tom.
reader from Mexico City offers her
1 pound of
1/2-cup of sugar
2-cups of white dry wine
1/4-cup of freshly chopped basil
the strawberries, put them on a large bowl and cover them
with the sugar, wine, and basil. Mix everything with your hands,
Cover them and leave them a couple of hours--mix them
from time to time.
very good at writing these kind of things in English, I
usually do it in Spanish.) Isabel
Mint Chicken recipe is coming soon.
is a "European Style Cafe and Delicatessen" owned by
Bruno and Cindy Frisch. It is more accurately a German/Austro-Hungarian
delicatessen and cafe filled with meats and sausages--bockwurst,
knockwurst and bratwurst, cookies and old fashioned candies--amaretto
cake and marzipan, condiments--vanilla sugar, sweet paprika, cheeses,
German wines and, of course, zwieback. You can eat there, too.
Check them out! They are at 235 El Cerrito Plaza, at the far end
of the Farmer's Market. There phone is 510-524-4622. (But, where
are the German and Austrian flags. I see the flags of Sweden,
Norway and Denmark but not the German tricolor or the Austrian
red and white.)
an alternative to the Phone Company--any phone company? Check
out "Make All the Calls You Want Over the
at SF Gate.com
Bastille Day in France.
on about Cedar and Sacramento displays a large banner proclaiming
"War is Not the Answer." What is the question?
In his Berkeley
Daily P story, "Developer
Gives First Look at West Berkeley Project Plans," Richard Brenneman writes "A
San Mateo developer presented the city staff with plans for a
212-unit, five story West Berkeley housing complex with ground
floor commercial space, which would fill the entire block between
University Avenue and Addison street and between Third and Fourth
streets. . . . Kava Massih, a noted Berkeley architectural firm,
is designing the project for . . . the Urban Housing Group . .
. a subsidiary of Marcus & Millichap, a leading national real
estate investment brokerage firm . . . "
how about designing in a little green space? Don't, as our Amerindian
brothers say, JUST "cement over our Mother's face."
also reports in "Creek
Crisis Confronts City and Homeowners" "As Berkeley
officials ponder revisions to the city's ground-breaking 1989
creeks ordinance, city engineers have presented them with sobering
news on the state of the underground concrete structures that
enclose nearly half of Berkeley's creek channels. According to
a report presented to the City Council Tuesday evening, Berkeley's
buried creeks pose an increasing danger to 2,000 homeowners and
already stretched municipal coffers. The report revealed that
these creeks are channeled through decaying underground culverts,
half of them on city property."
So far this
year, the Scrambled Eggs and Lox pages have received 20,134 visits
and I estimate, well over 100,000 hits.
I'd like to report that the pages dealing with the burning Potter
Creek or Berkeley issues had the most visits. But so far, the
July 2004 page ranks number one, knocking Jerry Victor's Viper
out of first place--maybe the Babe of Year feature? I've received
the most email ever about the Babe feature. There's a lesson there,
July attraction is The Declaration of Independence? Naw, . . .
"Andronico's Ponders Closing Emeryville
James Temple of the West County Times. When, during the
Seventies "Gas Crisis," Mary Kate Connor and I drove
past the Texaco on San Pablo she'd remark "Hey, the no-gas
station." I've always thought of the Emeryville Andronico's
as the no-grocery store. Most people I know in Potter Creek don't
even go there, preferring the bigger University Avenue store with
it's great variety and selection. It's been rumored for over a
year that the Emeryville store was closing.
News reported last night that, according to a recent poll, the
California electorate's concerns this November will be overwhelmingly
ecological--the enviroment and air quality being the most important.
jewelry and handbags, and sews quilts, as good as her tips, recipes
and restaurant reviews. Go to Kimar's
Place and check
them out. For her recipes and restaurant reviews read Kimar's Foods of Berkeley.
Pasta Sauce recipe will soon follow.
How smart are search engines?
Well, last night in a fit of egomania I searched Ronald
Penndorf on Google. I mostly found references to me as an
authority on classical LPs. But toward the bottom of page-one
multiple sex partners in Aldeburgh---Some Moments with Janos Starker by Harold
Lawrence. Monteux's San Fransico Years by Ronald Penndorf. Charles
Mingus by Richard Brown.
"But I never had multiple
sex partners in Aldeburgh" I thought. Curious, I clicked
on For more details
about this multiple sex partners in Aldeburgh web page click here
and there found a non-explanation. Finally. in frustration I went
to the listed articles, which appear on my Journal
of Recorded Music 8, searched for Aldeburgh and found references
to the Aldeburgh Music Festival in two of Harold Lawrence' pieces-a
remembrance of Leonard Bernstein and an interview with acoustic
architect, Derek Sugden.
Well, there was that afternoon
in Berkeley in the '60s.
This is best
made at the peak of the season when the tomatoes are juicy and
6 medium tomatoes(preferably heirloom)
2 cloves garlic crushed
10 or 12 basil leaves finely sliced or torn
10 T good quality olive oil (extra virgin) 1/4 C plus 2 T
Place tomatoes in a bowl. Boil a few cups of water and pour
over. Let sit for 2 min or so. Pour off and fill bowl
with cold water. (This makes it easier to peel the
Peel tomatoes, slice in half horizontally and squeeze out the
seeds. Place tomatoes on a cutting board and dice.
Place diced tomatoes into a glass bowl.
Press garlic into bowl with tomatoes
Heat olive oil in microwave for 1 minute
Pour over tomatoes. Add salt and pepper to taste.
Cover and let sit on counter for 1 or 2 hours.
Boil 1 pound of vermicelli pasta.
Drain and place in pasta bowls or 1 big bowl.
Put basil in sauce and pour sauce over vermicelli.
(For a spicy sauce as served in southern Italy and Sicily add
Another way to savor the tomato flavor out of season is to roast
and freeze them. My recipes for this will follow. Kimar
virus disrupted Google, Yahoo and other leading search engines
Monday" writes AP reporter, Anick Jesdanun in his West
County Times ,"New
Virus Disrupts Search Engines."
make wonderful additions to sandwiches and pasta sauces, or can
served on their own as a side dish with fsh or chicken.
8 large tomatoes
4 tablespoons coarse or sea salt 3 tablespoons freshly ground
black Pepper 1/4 cup sugar 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 cup fresh
herbs, such as thyme, rosemary, chervil, sage (optional)
1. Heat oven
to 250°. Slice tomatoes thickly, to yield about three slices
per tomato. Eat or discard the ends. Place silces on a parchment-covered
2. Mix together
salt, pepper, and sugar. Brush tomatoes with olive oil, and sprinkle
a large pinch of salt mixture on each tomato. Sprinkle on herbs,
the tomatoes for 3 hours. Or roast for 2 hours, turn off oven,
and leave overnight.
"Nelson Mandela went to jail too, you know" Stewart
supermarkets charge as much as 67 percent more than small stores
for the same brand of milk, markups that have helped push Bay
Area costs to the highest level in the nation, according to a
consumer group's study." writes James Temple of the West
County Times in his"Bay
Area Getting Milked by Supermarkets: Report finds shoppers here
pay big moola to slake thirst"