Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Travel Tips From An Old Guy

I've done a fair bit of travel in my day and I'd like to share some travel tips, mostly based on things I've messed up over the years.

Don't get me started about packing and luggage.

Monday, July 10, 2017

Top 10 Lists

Ready to laugh? Nothing beats a good Top 10 List if you ask me.

If you're of a certain age (1946-1964) you'll appreciate Top 10 Signs You're A Baby Boomer

Sunday, July 09, 2017

Tide Tables: high tide, low tide

Even if you don't live on the beach sometimes you need to know when high tide & low tide is. You need a tide table (or website).

Saturday, July 08, 2017

Spelling Alphabets

Able, Baker, Charlie

Maybe Alfa, Bravo, Charlie sounds familiar. It should. The NATO phonetic alphabet is the root of WTF, as in Whiskey Tango Foxtrot.

Friday, July 07, 2017

Simple Syrup Recipe

Everything from lemonade to fancy cocktails rely on simple syrup. Use this recipe and keep simple syrup in the refrigerator so you'll have it when you need it.

Thursday, July 06, 2017

Sand Mandalas

Buddhists, especially monks and nuns, make sand mandalas. This ritual practice creates a map of consciousness in an impermanent context.

Contemplatively beautiful.

Wednesday, July 05, 2017

Red Wiggler Worms

Red wiggler worms are what you want in your compost bin. Not night crawlers.

The former live close to the surface and eat kitchen scraps. The latter burrow deep and are better as fishing bait. So, if you're composting you want red wigglers (Eisenia fetida).

Tuesday, July 04, 2017

That kid's toy that spins in the window...

Trivia question: what's the name of the thing that spins in the light inside the glass globe?

Give up? It's called a radiometer. A Crooke's Radiometer to be exact.

Monday, July 03, 2017

There's nothing like walking in the house and smelling puerco bibil in the oven. I make mine with chicken or turkey.

Thank you Robert Rodriguez!

Sunday, July 02, 2017

Probiotic Soil

Cannabis call it "probiotic soil". Others use the term SBO, soil based organisms, or simply living soil.

If you can compost, you can make your own probiotic soil. In fact, composting is at the heart of it all.

Saturday, July 01, 2017

Prime. Numbers, not beerf.

I'm transfixed by prime numbers. I gravitate towards them.

Tell me to pick a number and inevitably it'll be prime.

Friday, June 30, 2017

I call this one No Hotdogs, No Donuts.

Take a look at these photos and you'll see what I mean. Or at least why I gave it the title I did.

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Pi. No, not Pie.

Number geek that I am, I like pi. The 3.14159 kind.

Though I love pie too. Better than cake.

Orchids and More Orchids

Truth be told, I love orchids. I don't just like them. I'm enthralled by them.

It'll come as no surprise that I take photos of orchids.

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Nerds Aren't Geeks, Nor Are They Dorks

When you hear the word nerd, what comes to mind?

I'm proud to say, I'm a nerd's nerd. Software for 30+ years.

That's me holding a Timex-Sinclair and a Captain Crunch Whistle.

Tuesday, June 27, 2017


If you're from the East Coast you know what a Mallomar is.

If not, you're missing out.

Monday, June 26, 2017

Further, the Ken Kesey Bus

If the name Ken Kesey rings a bell or you identified with the Merry Pranksters then the name "Further" rings a bell too.

Take a look at Further, the bus that figures so prominently in all the stores, myths, and lore.

Friday the 13th, the date not the movie

Are you even the bit superstitious about Friday the 13th? No, I'm not talking about the damn movie.

After ignoring Pinterest for far too long, I finally setup a number of pins that point into JetCityOrange.

It's sort of a visual index into JetCityOrange. But then again, isn't that what Pinterest is? A visual peek into external sites.

Sunday, June 25, 2017

My Family's Eggnog Recipe

What is sold in cartons in the grocery store ISN'T eggnog. Or at least it's not real eggnog.

Behold! My family's eggnog recipe. You owe me one.

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Beautiful Photographs of Flowers

Please take a look at this small series of photos of flowers titled Botanicals>.

Spent Coffee Grounds

Living in Seattle I must say spent coffee grounds are available at any coffee house in town. Start composting them indoors or outside. You can even grow mushrooms on them.

Friday, June 23, 2017

Lava Lamp, the time lapse version

Who doesn't love Lava Lamps? The flow, the blob, the endless random changes.

What if I told you my Lava Lite not only made the local evening news but the story hit the wire services and went nuts.

True story.

Bokashi is an anaerobic composting technique.

Who doesn't like beer?

What about pizza and beer. Together. One hot, the other cold.

Thursday, January 05, 2017

We all need calendars, even paper ones. Once again JetCityOrange is proud to share not one but THREE free 2017 calendars: JetCityOrange.com/calendar/

Take your pick!