• Bobbie Does Port Towsend

    Bobbie Does Port Towsend

    Something about me, I dislike crowds and distrust people who "are energized" by them.  Having made it this far into my life without accruing the hobbies or passions that would inspire me to willingly attend any kind of fest or con, every year my tolerance for port-a-potty lines gets shorter and the hypothetical amount you would have to pay me to attend Burning Man gets larger. 
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  • End Of Summer Hits and Misses

    End Of Summer Hits and Misses

    In MY America,the entire month of August would be a federally-sanctioned holiday.  For one month, UBI would kick in and we'd all be able to take a month to meditate, take long walks, listen to birds and insects, and eat simple, seasonal foods that we prepare ourselves.  No restaurants, no tourism.  Nothing but essential commerce and services, and overtime pay for those working. 
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  • Summer


    The more dangerous summer has become, the more magical the perfect summer day feels.  For all the advances we've made as a species, we've managed to make the weather one of our existential threats, just like in the old days.   So, when "the perfect summer day" that is neither too humid, or too windy, or does not contain the threat of an urban forest fire arrives, I've been trying my best to embrace the "be here now"ness of it all: Skin warming and cooling through tree-dappled sunlight, sounds of birds and insects muffled by full foliage, bright and deep greens contrasting with...

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  • Happy Birthday, Boat Sauce

    Happy Birthday, Boat Sauce

    June 25th, 2015:

    "Tonight's grilled rockfish with chili-sambal-who-knows sauce and crispy rice was top-notch"

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  • A Message To The Graduating Class of 2022

    A Message To The Graduating Class of 2022

    I was not invited to give a commencement speech this year, or maybe the invitations got lost in the mail.  Nevertheless, I took this opportunity to talk to those of you who are leaving the nest and entering into adulthood.  You will encounter many metaphors ahead, but I hope this one stays with you.
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  • The Start At Night Are Big And Bright 👏👏👏

    The Start At Night Are Big And Bright 👏👏👏

    When you're in the specialty foods business, there are some particular milestones and achievements that not only bring you more exposure (and yes, revenue), but also work as an affirmation that you're making progress.   This week, I just speared a white whale.  (that's a figurative expression and I would never kill a whale) Bobbie's Boat Sauce is currently in 8 of 10 Central Market Stores from San Antonio to Houston.  You'll find both Classic and Hot in the section with marinades, fry sauces, and bbq sauces.   If you're not familiar with Central Market, well, they're only one of the best...

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