When making chocolate bourbon pecan pie, the chef must sample the bourbon to ensure quality results.

We are mourning the loss of a majestic and inspiring neighbor who happened to be a bear. Another neighbor, Bryan Marquard, writes for the Boston Globe and says it all far better than I could.

I couldn’t take my eyes off this sky. It just kept shifting through layer after layer of unreal hues.

This Micro Monday I recommend following @bix, who writes with depth and passion about the internet and about the web. I particularly enjoy his perspectives on micro.blog, creating community and a sense of place online.

My posts here have gotten much more sporadic for Reasons that will be Explained Later. For now, I’d just like to say hi and thanks for checking in. The hamster wheel is running, which means it is time for nocturnal critters to take over and for me to go to bed. 🐹

For micro Monday, I’d recommend following @baldur, especially if you do development for the web in any form. I get all sorts of very thoughtful links highly relevant to my work from his posts.