Author: Chris Garrity



A friend gave me an amaryllis bulb at New Years. For several weeks it sat there looking like nothing was happening. Then just a few weeks ago it started sprouting. It’s amazing to me...

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It’s the NBA All Star weekend, so seems appropriate to include a post that incorporates three of our interests: Basketball, data visualization and programming with Processing. Mike pointed me at the site where...


Snowy January

Last year we didn’t have much snow. This year we’ve had lots of the white fluffy stuff. I don’t think the snow bank beside the driveway is over my head yet, but it’s VERY...


Shrimp Scampi

One of the nice things about belonging to a Community Supported Fishery (CSF) is getting exposed to things you would never try on your own. I’ve never been a big shrimp person, but when...


2010: Year in Review

It’s been another great year at the Garritys. Tom is a junior in high school and Peter is in 8th grade, his final year of middle school. Peter has really shot up this year...


Mr. Biggins

Recently my mother shipped some things here that had been in storage in Oregon. In amongst the china and pictures was this coffee pot.  I do remember my parents using this coffee pot when...



Yesterday we visited Carcassonne. It was interesting to see the real city as we’ve been playing the game Carcassonne for years. Early parts of the castle are Roman, but came to look like the...



Even on a somewhat rainy day Mirepoix is quite charming. You can find more pictures on flickr.



Today to avoid the general strike in France we actually went up into the Pyrenées to Pas de la Casa in Andorra. Unfortunately I too busy enjoying the scenery on the way up to...