Monthly Archives: November 2011

Shiro is the classic Goan dish made with semolina, milk, sugar, and ghee. Variations on the theme are found elsewhere in India but the shiro made in Goa has its own distinct signature. When fresh banana pulp is added on special occasions, ingestion of shiro becomes a sublime religious experience. It can be consumed as […]

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The ancient parsonage and farm of Holt in Önundarfjörður in the Westfjords of Iceland. It was the birthplace of Bishop Brynjólfur Sveinsson (1605-1675). In the mountains behind the church is what is known as a hanging valley (I shall have more on that in a future post).      

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Silicon Valley legend Steve Wozniak (“Woz”) is one of the pioneers of the personal computer revolution. He co-founded Apple Computer in 1976 along with Steve Jobs and Ronald Wayne. It was Woz, the engineering genius, who designed and built the company’s first products, the Apple I and Apple II. I met Woz and his charming […]

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