Drive Your Plane Home!

Terrafugia is not the first “aerocar,” but it sure looks way better than the first roadable aircraft. Most importantly, this F.A.A.-approved light sport aircraft will soon enter mass production. Like The Jetsons‘ aerocar, Terrafugia would make a...

Google vs. Microsoft

Microsoft creates a mannequin and forces me to learn how to dress it. Google generally allows its systems to adapt to how we work. And too many people and businesses fell under Microsoft’s spell, being forced to make communication more complex and more...

Spring Rolls Hard to Roll

There is a skill to wrapping spring rolls with these wafer-thin rice-and-tapioca wrappers. And I don’t have it. My crumbled spring rolls resembled regurgitated food, with undigested vegetables. As instructed here, I soaked the brittle spring roll wrapper in...

Sequim, Washington, vs. The Elderly

The median age of Sequim is 59, says Wikipedia. For comparison, Seattle’s median age is 35. And many retirees are jeopardizing their lives and those of the community. Here’s how. A woman walked into an office. She had suffered an acute cerebrovascular...

Little Apartment Third Drawer Down

INCIDENT: Yesterday morning I found her dead in the toilet in our guest bathroom. By the time I fished her out with chopsticks, rigor mortis had set in. The apparent cause of death was drowning. And I hoped  she didn’t struggle too much. At least, she...

PanAm Bag: Throwback to a Simpler Time

There is no real Orient Express today. Perhaps air travel will go the way luxury trains did. Flying was an art and privilege when PanAm was around. There still are some airlines that carry on that tradition.Cathay Pacific, Singapore Airlines, British Airways Club...

Not So “Sunny Sequim”

Recently several people have asked us if it was always like this in Sequim. By it, we took it to mean, driving rain, gale-force wind, fog, humidity, and bone-chilling temperatures in October and November. We answered, ‘yes.’ The last two and a half years...

Going Google…Completely

Five different e-mail accounts that I know of. More than 450 RSS feeds. Over 2,000 calendar items and tasks. They now reside under a single Google account. I’m not brave enough just yet to consolidate all incoming calls to Google Voice. Manually consolidating...