Big Island

In 2001 we moved to the Big Island of Hawaii and bought five acres with a house, a guest house (Ohana) and a with a few avocado trees on it and turned it into a working Kona Coffee Farm. After spending a few weeks in the Kona District of the Big Island of Hawaii, at 2000 feet in elevation and seeing the fog roll up the slopes of Mauna Loa, we named the farm “Kona Mist”.

Kona Mist Farm Logo


Some pictures, in no particular order, of the work we did and the fun we had while we were there.
(To see info about a photo, chick the photo and then click the “i” icon for a description.)

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Roger’s Helper at Pratt on the News

Roger’s Helper at Pratt on the News


Cheryl Matson showed how she uses flame working to create a small glass fish on TV.

Cheryl Matson of the Pratt Fine Arts Center works on a portable flame working station to demonstrate how to make a glass fish before diving into other courses held at the center. Cheryl Matson took a break from the Roger Parramore class I attended to appear on a Seattle morning show. Great class and great teaching assistant.

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How to pronounce the word GIF

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Attribution: David Szakaly.

Recently it has become trendy to pronounce the CompuServe image file format GIF
as gift without the ‘t’.

The inventor of the file format, Steve Wilhite, pronounces it as Jiff, like the peanut butter.

“The creators of the format pronounced GIF as “jif” with a soft “G” /ˈdʒɪf/ as in “gin”. Steve Wilhite says that the intended pronunciation deliberately echoes the American peanut butter brand Jif, and CompuServe employees would often say “Choosy developers choose GIF”, spoofing this brand’s television commercials.”

I don’t know why some Gen Xers and Millennials insist everyone pronouncing it like the peanut butter is wrong, you know who you are Cris Hardwick @hardwick.

Source: GIF – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia