Soldering projects are a soothing and relaxing escape for me in the way others enjoy knitting or sewing. Usually. The photo above shows what happens when you’re on vacation and you try using an underpowered 8W travel iron. I guess now I know the limits of that tool!

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I am facing a daunting todo list. The biggest hurdle is getting started. At a time like this it’s good to remember I can move entire trees, but only one log at a time.

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Pretzels, apricots, plantains, sweet potato chips, dried mango, clementines, blood oranges, fresh pineapple, raspberries, strawberries and bananas. Besides being edible, what do these things have in common?