ChowChow- One thing to do with All those Green Tomatoes This year my garden thrived in one thing only: Tomatoes. Now, I’m not complaining, the stewed/roasted/pureed/chopped canned tomatoes will come in handy all through the winter. But when it came time to pull out the garden before it goes to the grey/brown mush of winter,Continue reading

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Winter is a time to stay inside, get cozy and dream about the year to come. I often have a better time when I do so curled up on the couch with a blanket and something tasty in a glass. Some times just cozying up with a cup of something warm that has just a bit of boozeContinue reading

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A great book on how culture, necessity, and turning weaknesses into strengths can birth a strong startup hub and a country. The book also highlights perspectives and tactics that others can use to harness similar tools to create something similar, in the tech industry or something else. Original Goodreads Review.

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My “day job” is as the Director of Company Development for Conifer Communications a rural Internet Service Provider in the rural foothills of California. My title used to be “Director of Business Development, but while it was the most literal  description of what I do everyone thought I was in sales. My day to day isContinue reading

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With Thanksgiving next week, many of us are headed to the wine store to grab a few bottles to drink up at the family table. And while I could write a thing on how Pinot Noir, or a Syrah-Grenache-Mourvedre blend pairs well with turkey (which they do), I thought I should help you out onContinue reading

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Harvest 2017 is now wrapped. Wine is in barrels and tanks, and the grape vines are shutting down for the winter. It has been a rough harvest for two reasons: deer and fire. One affected me directly and seemed like a big fight until my perspective was shifted. I fought deer, while virtually everyone IContinue reading

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