Meghan Drake – Softball extraordinaire

I’ve been a big proponent of owning your online persona. I put together this article on how to do this and why it is important: Students: build your brand and get your dream job.

My niece, Meghan Drake , has been destroying the softball field since she was knee-high to a grasshopper. She’s inherited her dad’s ability to crush the ball and beats us all at defense. Meghan’s getting ready for college and it’s time to own her online profile.

Meghan Drake now has a blog, which consolidates her Twitter feed, Facebook Page posts, and YouTube videos.

Your first trip to Bangalore

My travel buddy Durward is joining me on my next trip to India. While I’ve had the opportunity to visit Bangalore many times, this is his first trip to India. I’ve been collecting some tips and thought I’d share them. Please note, this is not a travel list for all of India, rather more specifically for those working for American companies that have an office in Bangalore.
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Custard for Nursing Puppies

There’s nothing like a bunch of squeeling puppies in the house. Puppy breath should be bottled in the air freshener aisle. And then you’ve got proud momma watching over her brood. While she’s got everything under control, there comes a point where she could use a helping hand.
Christmas 2009 at Alcala Pet Care
This recipe for cream of wheat custard was used regularly at Alcala Pet Care for litters of show poodles and bichons. It’s easy to make, highly digestible, full of protein, and quite tasty. We also made many batches for our friends that were fighting AIDS, as it is one of the few dishes that are palatable and healthy while your immune system is down.

While this is for the puppies, you’ll probably want to scoop out some for yourself. Just heat with some milk and sugar for breakfast.

We’d feed this to the nursing mama a couple weeks after the puppies are born and you can feed it to the puppies as they begin weaning.

Puppy Custard:

  • 2 Qts. 1% milk
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 cup Cream of Wheat
  • 1 large or 2 small eggs

In a double boiler add milk, sugar, and cream of wheat. Stir and cook until the sugar and cream of wheat are well dissolved and cooked. It takes about twenty minutes for this to take place.

In a small dish whisk eggs and slowly add small amounts of hot milk mixture to eggs. Add egg mixture slowly to milk in pan whisking during the process. After stirring well cover pan and turn the heat to low and cook for approximately 45 minutes.

Do not remove lid until finished. Remove from heat and cool.

100 songs that influenced my life

Music has always been important to me. It inspires me, challenges me, and sometimes annoys me. Looking back, I’m glad that I challenged myself at an early age to avoid top 40 and have a relatively diverse list of influential songs. Putting together a list like this took much longer than I expected. I could have easily added 5-10 songs by a few bands and called it quits, but this list limits it to one song per band and forced me to think about what songs continue to be my favorite, pushed me in a new direction, or represent my strongest memory of each band.

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