June 25, 2021
NEIGHBORHOOD WIDE GARAGE SALE TOMORROW
Saturday June 26 (though I don’t know what the heat wave will do to the planning. No map this year, but a lot of neighbors are choosing the same date. Many are posting on the Columbia Neighborhood Facebook page.
The Columbia Neighborhood Chalk Festival will happen again on July 4 this year. I have chalk for you when you put yourself on the neighborhood map. We only have about 20 sign-ups so far. We had almost 200 last year. Please help spread the word. I have chalk, and I have flyers. Y’all come!
Here are all the Chalk Talks recorded by Marla Bronstein for last year’s Chalk Festival!
HEAT WAVE EMERGENCY WATER
Our unsheltered neighbors are in trouble in the heat. The lack of access to clean drinking water could be life threatening this weekend. We need donations of bottled water (I hate those bottles, but we’re stuck right now). Costco is the cheapest source. Donations can be left on our front or back porch at 2518 Cherry Street. Financial donations to help buy water are also needed. This local non-profit is a good way to donate. They will spend the money immediately to help deal with the heat wave. I trust them and work with them.
Sports drinks for electrolyte replacement are a really good idea except they are SO expensive. The little packets of powder are great, except they’re like $1 each! Here is a recipe for home-made powder that costs pennies. I have hundred of little paper bakery bags I’ll be glad to hand out for packaging. The first time I bought bags, I got bags that were too small, and they came in boxes of 2000. Those bags will work fine for this. Come get them! I also have Lite Salt to share.
Recipe For Home-Made Hydration Drink Powder:
To replace electrolytes, one needs sodium, potassium, magnesium, and sugar.
Amounts are for 1 qt 2 gal 10 gal
Baking Soda 1/2 tsp 4 tsp 20 tsp
Morton Lite 1/4 tsp 2 tsp 10 tsp
Sugar 2 Tbsp 1 Cup 5 cups
(optional) Food Grade Epsom Salts 1/150 tsp 1/20 tsp 1/4 tsp
Some folks are adding a little Kool-Aid-type powder for flavor
Mix powders thoroughly. Divide up into 1 tablespoon per packet, to be dumped into a pint bottle of water & shaken. You can drop these off at our porch as well. Thanks!
Note: This is at least twice as concentrated as necessary. Drink at least as much plain water. You can use 3 tablespoons of sugar/quart instead of 2. It will be absorbed a little better.
1/4 tsp of Epsom salt/quart, has 30 or 40 x too much magnesium. Almost all recipe sites are dangerous nonsense. Plain water isn’t perfect, but sodium is the only electrolyte lost to a dangerous extent in sweat, and it’s easy to overdo. You can kill yourself drinking too much plain water, but that is *extremely* rare. This is my somewhat-educated opinion. I’m not a nutritionist, but I took a buncha biochemistry and biophysics. Take it with a grain of salt. ~ Zeke Hoskin
“Nice library. Is one of these a trick books?” “How so? “Like you pull it off the shelf and a hidden door opens.” “Oh. Yeah, all of them.”
Our dear friend Marty is looking to rent a place in the neighborhood and we–Lora Eckert and Tovah Rainsong, 2631 Walnut Street will vouch for her. Here’s her post: Mature woman artist with good sharing skills would like to rent/share 6 months May-Oct in the Columbia B’ham neighborhood. Willing to pay rent for whole year. Please call 212-260-0889 ~ Marty email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
MCKAIN LAKEY will play a house concert on June 30 (soon!). Outdoors. Contact email@example.com for reservations (required, and limited).
MARIE EATON & GEOF MORGAN
Friday, July 9, 6 -8 pm. Firehouse Arts Center, 1314 Harris Ave
Songs of Home, Heart & Hope
No cover, Limited Seating, First come.
FL!P w ROBERT BLAKE
Sunday July 11, I have been invited to join one of Robert Blake’s Kitchen Table concerts, on , both online & for a small live audience, outdoors. Right here in the neighborhood. Check with me if you’re interested.
RADIO FREE FL!P
Eddie Cochran in 1959 – the original!
BIG YELLOW TAXI SING-ALONG
With Joni Mitchell herself singing along!