Tech Talk: I Think Apple’s Lost Its Luster

Apple Campus Sign - 1 Infinite Loop

I have been an Apple “fanboy” for many years. I purchased my very first Apple product in late 2003 – a white iBook G4. In the years since, I have owned countless Apple products: iPhones, MacBook Pros, iMacs, iPads, Airport routers, an Apple TV, and multiple iPods. I even worked as an Apple “Genius” for a couple of years.

However, since Steve Jobs’s death in 2011, I have increasingly felt that Apple is not the same company under Tim Cook’s leadership. Continue reading “Tech Talk: I Think Apple’s Lost Its Luster”

No Food Waste: (Meatless) Italian Sausage And Cauliflower Leaf Pasta

I hate food waste. It’s a big problem in many places, with far-reaching impacts. It’s also deeply troubling that as much as an estimated 40% of food here is wasted when, at the same time, so many people are food insecure. Let’s see what we can do to minimize and/or avoid wasting these precious resources…and make some tasty meals!

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Around The Farm: Frosty Fractals For Christmas Eve


It seems like it was long ago that these geraniums sported their bright pink blooms, but they’ll return again with warm weather. 

After a stretch of warmish weather here, the cold has returned. Last night, the sky had that look: thick, heavy, yet cottony clouds hung overhead – a “snow sky”. Though there was no snow in the forecast, we’ve learned to rely on the signs, rather than the weather app…and flakes fell as we began the nightly animal lockup. Only a few, but maybe it was a harbinger – or maybe that’s just wishful thinking!

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