2012’s “The Righteous Mind” by Jonathan Haidt, is a book about what current science says about human nature, and how that science can help to explain some of the political problems we face. I recommend it, but it’s message is profoundly depressing. Continue reading The Righteous Mind – Book Review
Join me on my latest obsession – making our smart home smarter and having fun while doing it. Continue reading Dwelling Wise: Smart Home Hopes and Plans
Want to wow your party guests with a super-easy, delicious appetizer? This Tuna Mousse will do the trick! Continue reading Harriett’s Tuna Mousse and Cucumbers
When we’re looking at art or other things at home, we want colors to look natural. But LED lighting and color is a complex topic. Learn how to choose LEDs that will make your beloved artwork look great. Continue reading LEDing the Way – CRI, or Why Is This So Dull Looking?
Learning to code, I’m struggling with learning design patterns and matching problems to them. Any suggestions? Continue reading (Re)Learning to Code: Software Design Patterns
The color temperature of light affects our mood and perception Learn how to pick the right color temperature LEDs for your home, and your art collection. Continue reading LEDing the Way – Color Temperature
A course last fall introduced me to the art of Jacob Lawrence. But an exhibit at Peabody Essex Museum cemented my feeling that Lawrence was an extraordinary artist and storyteller. Here’s why I think so. Continue reading About Art: Jacob Lawrence
How do you know how bright an LED bulb is? Are you sure that “75 W equivalent” bulb will do the job? Here’s how to compare, and how to think about LED efficiency. Continue reading LEDing the Way – Lumens and Efficiency
I have always hated exercise. So. I got a Peloton spin bike a few years ago. Lately, I’ve been much more regular in using it. What changed? Continue reading I Don’t Do “Woo Woo” But…
I’ve been thinking about ways to reduce our carbon footprint. Should we replace all those old incandescent lights, or no? Continue reading LEDing the Way – Should We?