Winter dormancy

Winter dormancy is coming fast for grapevines, and that season has come for this blog as well. It’s hard for me to believe that it’s been a month since I wrote a blog post. And it’s hard for me to believe we’re in the middle of October....

Amador Business Ticker

Amador Business Ticker is an Amador County business news website. It came about because of my mother. When my mother and I go out to eat at local restaurants (and when there’s not a pandemic) around the Jackson area, she asks me what’s going on. I...

Adobe Captivate 2019 is hot garbage

Adobe Captivate 2019 is hot garbage. There. That’s my post. No, not really. And I didn’t say that Captivate 2019 is steaming hot garbage, either. But for a product to be hot garbage, it needs two qualities. First, you need a product that fails in a basic...

Time out

Time out is not just the name of a seminal Dave Brubeck jazz album. And time out is not just what you give kids when they misbehave. We all need to take time out but for adults it’s called self care. You’ve probably heard of this term. We know self care is a real...

I hate sunk costs

I hate sunk costs, and I found some when I cleaned out my storage unit in 2018. I found two boxes of nice square BCG brochures and a bag of metal lapel pins. One of the boxes had a packing slip that showed the brochures were produced on…July 21, 2005. I...