Orange is the New Black Comes to Sunflower Farm

“What we have here … is a failure to communicate.” Name that movie. Have you ever noticed that you often don’t like characteristics that you possess, when you see them in other people … or chickens? But I’m getting ahead of myself. We now have about 30 chickens. The...

How Did You Do It?

I just read a great article in The Guardian about how scientists sometime use science fiction to help them find direction in their research. It also talked about how some of the best science fiction writers were in fact scientists, like Isaac Asimov. This got me...

News Junkie Goes Cold Turkey

The other day my normally calm, levelheaded, non-confrontational wife began ranting about how everything on TV was crap and it was just a huge waste of time and money. It was hilarious. I am still mimicking her relentlessly about it … “everything on the radio is crap”...

Paying It Forward

Have you ever had one of those ‘twilight zone’ days where a lot of weird stuff happens, all on the same day? Late in February I drove down to Napanee to run a bunch of errands. I went to the bank, picked up the printed copies of the community calendar that Michelle...

I Love Lucy … and Haywire

I recently saw an awesome movie called “Lucy.” Scarlett Johansson plays a starring role in it. It’s so great I decided to buy it. So I asked Tim at the video store if I could buy his copy when he’s done renting it. “Lucy” is like a Jason Bourne movie with Scarlett...