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  • No ads and faster speeds using a Raspberry Pi-Hole

    January 24, 2023 by

    Goodbye ads and hello significant network speed improvement! So, I set up a Raspberry Pi-Hole yesterday. Well, actually I did much less than that. I purchased a ready-built Raspberry Pi-Hole and installed it into my home network. Why did I do this? I wanted a clean and efficient way to block annoying ads, pop-ups, and… Read more

  • My COVID Journey

    January 17, 2023 by

    So I finally tested positive for COVID last month. I have taken the pandemic seriously from the start. I got my vaccines as soon as they were available (I’ve received 5 so far). I continue to exercise caution, wearing a mask while I am out shopping, and taking tests before and after symphony rehearsals. I… Read more

  • Bread Reincarnation

    November 28, 2022 by

    I hate throwing away food. Preparing for Thanksgiving week, I bought a bit too much food. One item was a loaf of delicious seeded multigrain whole wheat bread from Grand Central Bakery. The loaf was untouched for several days and became predictably so hard it would have been difficult to slice. The interior no doubt… Read more

  • A Delightful Turn Of Events

    October 10, 2022 by

    Summary: A story of unexpected connection and history borne out of a selfless act A year ago this month a friend was visiting from out of state and booked a cute AirBnB in the neighborhood. Surrounded by a garden of flowers and herbs, the quaint cottage was cozy, well appointed, and included a fire stove.… Read more

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