How Chocolate Is Made

From bean to your mouth, how delicious chocolate is made. I grew up in the city, but I had relatives who farmed, so I’m not one of those people who thought that food magically showed up in the grocery store. … Continued

The Coldest War of All

Our nation’s finest tracking holiday spirit. As I usually do at this time of year, I’m reminding you of where to find Santa and, more specifically, how to track his progress. During the Cold War, the North American Aerospace Defense … Continued

Charitable Giving

As someone who’s been the beneficiary of charitable giving, I heartily endorse it! And, actually, you may have enjoyed the benefits of charity, directly or indirectly, too. For instance, if you have had cancer or know someone who has had … Continued

Daily Photography

I encourage you to indulge in your hobby daily. My favorite hobby is photography. I’ve wanted to learn photography since I was in high school, but, until the birth of digital photography, it always felt beyond my reach.  I got … Continued

Tracking The Fat Man

Time to watch for the jolly old elf! As I usually do at this time of year, I’m reminding you of where to find Santa and, more specifically, how to track his progress. During the Cold War, NORAD stood between … Continued

5 Photo Exercises

Did you get a new camera at Christmas? If you did, maybe you’re still learning just how that camera works.  I know, when I got my first digital camera it took weeks of fiddling around to get comfortable with it.  Not … Continued

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