Weird Garden Fungus

Can anyone identify this fungus I noticed growing at the base of a mint plant in my garden? I don’t know what it, but it doesn’t look good. It’s abundant and well rooted to the soil around the mint plant.

A Whole Wheat Radio Video

Once in a while I try to tune into the old Whole Wheat Radio webcast just to see if I can catch ’em casting something unannounced. Nothing so far. But I did find a couple videos on YouTube. Here’s one from 2005 that features Excel guru, John Walkenbach, at the 87-second mark in his pre-banjo days. Quite the thrill. More extensive videos can be found on YouTube channel for TomboUK.

Two Friends in Ironman, Lake Placid

I have two friends competing in the Lake Placid Ironman tomorrow (July 24/11). It’s a 2.4 mile swim (3.9 km), followed by 112 mile bike ride (180 km), topped off with a 26.2 mile run (42.2 km). We’ll be tracking them and checking out all the live updates all day tomorrow. It’ll take about 12 hours. Watch the informative parts of the video to see what they’re in for. It’s

Movie Review: “Rio Bravo”

  I finally got around to watching a classic western movie I’d heard about for years, Rio Bravo, and it’s a good one. John Wayne is the sheriff of a dusty old town who has to hold a bad guy, a murderer, in the local jail for six days while he waits for the U.S. Marshall to show up and take the bad guy away. But then the bad guy’s