For a long time I have wanted to share my thoughts about gardening, technology and Rotary. So here we go.

I have gardened since I was a child.

My first computer was an eight-bit Atari on which I played star-raiders and pac-man, and which I wished fervently could do more interesting things. Those interesting things began with bulletin board systems (BBS) and graduated to dial-up internet service and the Mosaic web browser. Early search engines like Archie, Jughead and Veronica gave way to Yahoo and Google. Hardware to Macs and Apple.

I joined Rotary when I moved to a new area to work in economic development because Rotary has traditionally been a way to meet local business leaders. As a service organization it also appealed to my desire to play a beneficial role in the world.