Art and About (January 2013)

Art and About (January 2013)

"High Ground" screening raises $2,600 for new veterans center at UI

Viewers of “High Ground” might expect a documentary on mountaineering. But it’s just as much about the  problems the wounded veterans who climb Mount Lobuche in the Himalayas experience as a result of serving in the Iraq and Afghanistan war.

“The war is fought when you come home,” said one veteran in the documentary, which was shown on Tuesday night at the Art Theater.

Remembrances of the 2009 presidential inauguration

Just a few days ago most people were yawning about President Barack Obama’s second inauguration.

This vegan dessert recipe is a keeper

I’m not vegan or vegetarian. But I like trying out vegan recipes from time to time. Over the holidays I finally made a vegan Mexican Pudding that was posted online a year or two, maybe three, ago by Mark Bittman, perhaps my fave food writer.

This Mexican pudding is easy to make. I made it twice, for a potluck and a New Year’s Eve party. It received rave reviews each time.