Swiftsure International Yacht Race – 2014

On May 24, Tenaya, our 34 ft. Catalina sailboat, competed in the 2014 Swiftsure International Yacht Race. This is the largest and longest-running yacht race in the Northwest, and I believe on the entire West Coast. 184 boats crossed the start line with 1300 crew on board. The event consists of five races, ranging from […]

Special Yeast Reduces Alcohol; Improves Wine

WASHINGTON, DC – January 16, 2014 – A team of Australian researchers has taken a giant step towards controlling a growing problem in the wine community. They have identified special yeast that produce a lower level of alcohol, helping to preserve the flavor. Their research is published ahead of print in the journal Applied and […]

U.S. tax law invades Canada

From the Victoria Times Colonist: Prime Minister Stephen Harper should pay a little less attention to protecting us from incursions on our Arctic territories and focus more on preventing an invasion from the south. It’s not a military assault, but an invasion of privacy in the form of the U.S. Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act, […]