Kaffir Lime for a Better Lemon Drop Martini

Kaffir Lime is a great addition to your kitchen. Its strong, fresh flavor enhances mixed drinks as well as playing a key part in many Asian recipes. People also call this bumpy citrus the Thai Lime or Makrut Lime. It’s not … Continue reading

Lemon Drop Martini, with Hawaiian Enhancements

Lemon drop martini, anyone? Hawaiian enhancements can bring this cocktail to an entirely new level! What is a martini? Traditionally, a martini consists of gin plus dry vermouth and not much else. However, today the word martini seems to apply to … Continue reading

Organ Transplant Abundance: 2 Steps Closer

Organ transplant supplies are far too few to help the many people who need them. However, two recent scientific advances are clear steps forward. They move us toward a day of plenty, of organ transplant abundance. The Organ Transplant Is … Continue reading

Best Hawaii Lodging, Transport & Touring

Best Hawaii lodging is the third major element for the visitor planning that first Hawaii vacation. And as soon as you know where to sleep, you’ll be concerned with how to get around and how to make the best use … Continue reading

Best Hawaiian Islands for a First Visit

Best Hawaiian islands: How do you ever pick and choose? The previous blog (Visiting Hawaii) gave an overview of Hawaii designed for the first visitor – or for the repeat visitor wanting some additional commentary. This installment (Best Hawaiian Islands) … Continue reading

Santa Fe Art to Drive You Crazy (Photos)

Santa Fe art will drive you crazy. You’ll go mad if you try to see it all. You will go bonkers if you try to avoid the art, which is everywhere. Also, you’ll be insanely desperate to own dozens, no … Continue reading

Ethics Research & Vampire Destroyers

Ethics is the topic of two fascinating recent research studies. One of these studies will protect you from an evil vampire boss! The other will make you hesitate before buying or even getting into a self-driving car But first: Ethics … Continue reading

Immortality, Doggerel & Bill Gould

Immortality – this Part 2 blog addresses practical ways for individuals to achieve immortality without technology, or at least a substantial life-after-death. Many people who search for the meaning of life settle on immortality as one of their personal goals. The immortality … Continue reading

The Meaning of Life and Immortality Through Technology

The Meaning of Life and Immortality are Big Questions. But Big Questions can have simple answers, and one of those answers turns out to be – Doggerel! This blog tells personal stories that for me illuminate these Big Questions and … Continue reading

Brand Charisma: Offers We Can’t Refuse

Brand charisma is the key quality that propels one person or one product ahead of every competitor. And it goes far beyond an inviting ad for a product. Brand charisma is like a perfect soufflé: it depends on every step being … Continue reading

Trader Joe’s: As I Remember Its History

Trader Joe’s is a public phenomenon with a very private personality. Here’s a story you won’t see anywhere else: data about Trader Joe’s stunning growth, my recollections of its early days, and a photo appreciation of its local presence. No, I … Continue reading

End-of-Life Dreams: A Comforting Gateway

End-of-life dreams and visions can heal the mind even when the body cannot be healed. Hospice care workers as well as researchers have learned that dreams and visions are very important during the last weeks and days of life. Why … Continue reading

Drug Ads & Food Labels: Don’t Be Suckered

The American Medical Association recently targeted drug ads as a health hazard. Food labels push the same emotional buttons to mislead the consumer. This blog helps filter out the spam and learn the facts about what we put into our … Continue reading

Maui Walk, with Zombies and Mongooses

A Maui walk is a healthy (and free) way to enjoy one of the world’s most popular vacation destinations. Here’s a Maui walk with extra attractions: mongooses and zombies! Nola and I enjoy walking for exercise and our home in … Continue reading