English Lesson 30 Essay

The apple pie. America’s favorite dessert or is it? In recent years people were introduced to double stuf’ed Oreo’s (Yes that’s how their spelled) and Liquid nitrogen made ice cream, people still eat the humble apple pie. The apple pie is considered an American thing with phrases like “as American as apple pie”, you wonder is it American. Well the short answer is it ain’t. Let me tell you the history of apple pie.

Well where did apple pie come from? In 1381 there’s an apple pie recipe from England. it calls for various “good” spices and apples, and the cofyn (the for recipe the casing of pastry around the filling). And the Dutch with their own recipe which was basically the same but with their own spices and the pastry on the bottom and the sides like the modern pie. Other countries had their own variation of the apple pie.

But then the people form the countries immigrated here to the “New world” and brought their recipes with them, thus giving us the apple pie. And through the years families have honed and perfected their own version of the apple pie, with their “secret ingredients”. Through the power of marketing, commercials, and songs, they turned the apple pie into the America’s dessert. Fun fact: the phrase “for Mom and apple pie” – supposedly the stock answer of American soldiers in World War II, whenever journalists asked why they were going to war.

So what about now, what is the future of apple pie. Since the media has pushed it as America’s favorite dessert then people would buy their company’s or businesses version of apple pie. With no time to make the desert themselves people who have tried an apple pie usually say they have it bought from a store or bakery. Then again there’s always that friend that has a grandma or mother that can make this dessert. But I’m assuming that most of you don’t have a grandma or mom that can make it. Today in this day and age we buy our apple pies probably from a person who’s family has made them since they’ve moved here, and the recipe has most likely stayed the same. But certain people will pick up a recipe from certain online sources and experiment, change, and substitute ingredients. So what has apple pie turned into? An old classic that will live on for generation that will be little changed.

But do most American still eat apple pie? Well according to Pie Fun Facts – American Pie Council

“Nearly one out of five (19%) of Americans prefer apple pie, followed by
pumpkin (13%), pecan (12%), banana cream (10%) and cherry (9%)”
So yeah people still prefer apple pie over the others, especially with ice cream. Modern American recipes for apple pie usually indicate a confection that is 9 inches in diameter in a fluted pie plate, spiced commonly with cinnamon, nutmeg, and lemon juice, and it may or may not have a lattice or shapes cut out of the top for decoration. But in apple pie one thing will never change in apple pie, the satisfaction that it has brought to families all over the world


Personal Finance Lesson 174 – Further Reading II

Reading on economics

  • Austrian Economics
  • Keynesian Economics
  • Montanist/Chicago School Economics

Additional Reading suggestions (again by my teacher)

These books, will take a while to read:

  • Murry Rothbard’s Man, Economy, and State
  • Ludwig von Mises’s Human Action
  • George Reisman’s Capitalism

More accessible:

  • Economics in One lesson, by Henry Hazlitt
  • Economic Policy: Thoughtsf for Today and Tomorrow, by Ludwig von Mises’s
  • What Has Government Done to Our money, by Murry Rothbards



Science Lesson 174: LCD Monitors

LCD Monitors

  • A row of LED’s provide the screen with light
  • Optical system-  A sheet that distributes the light evenly across the screen.
  • A couple diffuse sheets to eliminate the dot pattern on the Optical system sheet
  • A prism film which make the light more perpendicular to the screen
  • There are two polarizing sheets that don’t allow the light through
  • To let light through the sheets we twist the light itself to go through the sheets


Personal Finance Lesson 173 – Additional Reading I

Reading Suggestions (By my teacher)

  • Why Didn’t they Teach Me This in School? 99 Personal Money Management Principles to Live By, By Carry Siegel (2013, 188 pages)
  • Get a Financial Life: Personal Finance in Your Twenties and Thirties, By Beth Kobiler (2009, 352 pages)
  • Personal Finance Simplified: The Step-by-step Guide for Smart Money Management,(2014, 142 pages)
  • Personal Finance for Dummies, by Eric Tyson
  • A Beginners Guide to Investing: How to Grow Your Money the Smart and Easy Way, By Fray, Frey and Byte (2012, 100 pages)
  • The Money Book for the Young, Fabulous, And Broke, By Suzie Orman (2007, 400 pages)

Science Lesson 173: How to Set Up a Website (blog): Plugins Part 2

More Plugins

  • Wordfence- A security plugin for your website. Scans for malware, back-doors, virus, and other threats
  • Updraft plus- If something goes horribly wrong use, Updraft plus to restore your posts and backup your website. (just remember to save
  • Sociable- Allows you to share your posts onto social media platforms like Facebook.
  • All in One SEO pack- Optimizes your website for search engines such as Google.