Slack Key Guitar – Hawaii’s Secret Music

Slack key guitar is the secret music of Hawaii. It grew up on the ranches of the Big Island and spread to the other Hawaiian islands as a private tradition for family and close friends. It was not shared with … Continue reading

Scrabble 2015 – Nine Word Lists

Scrabble 2015 Word Lists are the subject of today’s blog. These nine lists are the latest version of the words that keep revealing themselves in the Fifth Edition of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary. I thank the interested readers who … Continue reading

Avoid Traffic Tickets: Old Tricks, New Magic

It’s easy to avoid traffic tickets. It’s more difficult to avoid traffic tickets while also getting where you’re going efficiently and quickly. The tips below – some old, some new – can help you avoid traffic tickets in a variety … Continue reading

Laser Bug Zapper, Plus Low-Tech Repellants

Science Fact: A laser bug zapper sounds like the perfect accessory for your new barbecue. Yes, that one, the one that’s as big as your neighbor’s car. Imagine a perfect outdoor summer party, suffering no more disturbance than the zit-zit-zit of … Continue reading

California Champagne: A Day in Sonoma Wine Country

California champagne country is today’s topic, specifically the Sonoma Valley, one of the principal wine-producing areas. And yes, I call it champagne on purpose, for reasons discussed before. The previous two blogs covered Bubble Science and Champagne Tasting Rooms. Differently stated, … Continue reading

Bubble Science: My Champagne Fizzes More Than Yours

Science Fact Bubble science is not a field as such, but a shorthand way to say, I will discuss the bubbles in sparkling wines from a science perspective. This will not be a PhD course in second fermentation, riddling and … Continue reading