Goodbye 2022, Hello 2023

2022 felt like a difficult year just a few days ago, and now 2023 has already topped it. Yesterday, after 14 years, my cat Loki died. It hit me really hard, and I’ve still mostly been immobile over 24 hours later. My wife, though she also lost her pet, has been supporting me, ensuring I eat, helping collect 14 years of photos to remember the…

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Getting Started: Essential Equipment

So you want to make some pickles, do you? Or maybe miso, or beer? There are certain items that I have found essential which serve inter-disciplinary purposes. The first and most important thing that you must procure is… Time! I know that’s a snarky way of starting a guide about equipment, but it’s the single underlying principle that makes the whole thing work. In the…

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