Notes from the Electronic Cottage 5/16/19: Privacy Tools 2019

Producer/Host: Jim Campbell

Let’s take a look at some of the privacy tools listed on the web site. Look under Resources on the home page, then under Tools to Protect Privacy. We’ll look at four on that list today: HTTPS Everywhere, Ghostery,, and Privacy Badger. They can help us to maintain at least a little more personal privacy as we move around the web, and give those who wish to track us everywhere minor conniptions.


The Sketchbook 5/16/19: Store It

Producer/Host: Jim Bahoosh

Quiet Fire 5/15/19: Metaphor and Ritual

Producer/Host: Duncan Newcomer

BoatTalk 5/17/19: houseboats, cooking, captaining

Producers/Hosts: Alan Sprague & Mike Joyce
Engineer: Amy Browne

Key Discussion Points :

  1. a) houseboats offshore,  
  2. b) Writing for gCaptain

c)sailing and cooking

  1. d) racing around the world,
  2. e) more

guests:  Jon Johansen Maine Coastal News

             Emily Whebbe Sailing the Bakery

A Word in Edgewise 5/13/19: Half-Safe Around the World

Producer/Host: R.W. Estela

The Nature of Phenology 5/11/19: Shadbush

Producers: Hazel Stark & Joe Horn
Host: Hazel Stark

Photos, a full transcript, references, contact information, and more available at

So varied are the names used to identify shadbush, I inevitably find myself rattling off all the names for this stunning little shrub in the hopes that one of those names will sound familiar to my friends and fellow plant nerds. Some of these names include shad, serviceberry, servicetree, Juneberry, saskatoon, and Amelanchier, which is both the genus of this small tree and the name most often used by gardeners. While it may seem that this plant has enough names, they are also names which cover a great number of species and all of these species will hybridize freely forming fertile crosses that make identification of individual species nearly impossible for all but the foremost Amelanchier expert.

Nature’s Remedies 5/11/19: Arthritis

Producer/Host: Tim Hagney

Earthwise 5/4/19: Mother Turtle

Producer/Host: Anu Dudley
Production Assistant: John Welles