links & notes on episode 1 of barklife: excellent but flawed

Below are some links to things we discussed in the podcast. We’re still working on our land acknowledgement.

further to the topic of guar gum in fracking, i remember now why that was such a big deal that it caused a shortage. guar gum is also a main stabilizing ingredient in gluten free baking, and the significant rise in fracking operations and the significant rise in gluten free diets were coincident if i remember rightly. —jahnna

A note from Josh: The pilot episode of the podcast is pilot-y, and subsequent episodes will be more polished. Not sure if that’s a note on this episode or on future ones, but still.

(a subsequent note from jahnna: and future episodes will probably be a smidge shorter)

a note from Wren: future episodes should not delay dog’s supper or there will be an increase in borking

montreal vacation

after last year’s successful vacation in los angeles, we decided to head north of the border this year and spend a week in montreal (plus a few days in baltimore for the billy joel concert and to see some friends and family.)