Friday Unwind #17: Inspiration; Spicy Remoulade; Bosch Legacy; Professor Bubble; What I'm Reading
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💡 INSPIRATION: Alfredo Aliaga
Hiking the Grand Canyon from the North Kaibab trail to the South rim via the Bright Angel route covers 23.9 miles of very challenging terrain. Only 1% of the 6 million annual visitors try this hike, most preparing for months and even years. Starting from the North rim you drop down 5,781 feet into the canyon, then climb up 4.400 feet on the Bright Angel Trail.
Most people wouldn’t even think of attempting this hike. But 92 year old Spaniard Alfredo Aliaga made the trek this month, probably becoming the oldest person to complete the rim to rim hike. He did it in 21 hours.
Aliaga said that he plans to hike the Grand Canyon again next year.
"You cannot say, 'I am too old to do things,'" he said. "I am healthy and happy."
🍴 RECIPES: Spicy Remoulade
Think creamy, lemony, smokey, with a hint of spiciness. You have Spicy Remoulade. It’s great with seafood like crab cakes. We had it last week with fried calamari rings. Mmmmm.
Here’s the stuff:
2/3 cup mayo
1T Dijon mustard
1T lemon juice
1 T chopped chives (optional)
1 t worchestershire
1 t lemon zest
1/2 t smoked paprika
1/8 t cayenne
salt and pepper to taste
It’s super hard to make, but ok, here’s how:
Mix everything in a bowl and serve with your seafood. See, I told you. Hard.
When we had it, the remoulade was swirled around the inside of a bowl, then the calamari was layered on top. It made for a nice presentation. And not hard.
🎬 SERIES REVIEW: Bosch Legacy Season 2
When Bosch left the LA police force and started his own private investigation business his daughter Maddie joined the force as a Boot (a rookie). But she got too close on a murder case and now she has become a victim.
Season 2 (10 episodes) starts with a bang as Maddie disappears and Bosch searches for a way to find out if she is dead or alive. It’s a ‘no holds barred’ start to Season 2 that will keep you on the edge of your seat and make you recoil from deadly black scorpions and suffocating wooden boxes.
My husband and I loved the original Bosch and Bosch Legacy continues the tradition of great acting and twisted plots.
💭 PROFESSOR BUBBLES: Eiffel Plasterer
As a physics student at DePauw University in the 1920’s Eiffel Plasterer discovered that blowing bubbles was a great way to help people understand physics and chemistry.
He became a high school teacher, sharing his love of physics by blowing his students’ minds with bubbles. (I wonder if he gave ‘pop’ quizzes?)
Bubbles are round, right? Not for Eiffel. His bubbles were squares and trapezoids. His bubbles could defy gravity, climbing up steep inclines. He created bubbles that could engulf a person (which he did on the David Letterman Show). He even set a record for the longest lasting bubble…. at 200 days.
Although Eiffel doesn’t have a bubbly personality, he’s the perfect absent minded professor in this clip from the David Letterman Show.
📚 SHARING GOOD READS: Timeless & Timely
There are thousands of newsletters on Substack. It’s a bit overwhelming. But having been on the platform for 2 1/2 years now, I’ve found several that float my boat.
I love history. I love reading about the successes… and failures that have helped shape our world today. Sometimes it feels like deja vu because, well, history does seem to repeat itself. I love pondering those lessons from the past and contemplating how I can use those to make my life (and world) better.
Some time ago I stumbled upon Timeless & Timely by Scott Monty. His writing helps you step away from today’s chaos and reflect on the stories from history that help guide us today. It’s a good read.
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