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Kris Bordessa: And I actually have a brand new brand new used greenhouse here on the property that I've been shipping into, into using these roll ups tackle windows to create. So, so yeah, there are a lot of possibilities with how to how to protect your Tinder, Tinder grades when they're growing?

John C. Morley: And also how to grow things. Like throwing tomatoes upside down.

Kris Bordessa: Yeah, that's one and you know, we've talked about doing tomatoes. But also do peppers and such. The whole idea of doing the upside down tomato. There's a product that you can buy. And this is just a way to be. And it's our next phase to,

John C. Morley: Another area that I think,

Kris Bordessa: Yeah, they're, they're less toxic. There's this idea of Derek anonymous. This idea and essentially what that means is as you breathe in, jest my body over time, and again, so you know, knowing that knowing that every little thing lotion that we use six air freshener, learning breathe all day long. Three, two, that's all zero.

John C. Morley: Well, hi, everyone, and welcome once again to the JMOR Tech Talk Show. This is John C. Morley, your host, and it is so great to be here on another wonderful Friday. Marcus, it is great to see you here today. How are you doing?

Kris Bordessa: I'm doing outstanding. John, good to see you.

John C. Morley: Well, that's good. You know, we have a great show here tonight. We have an amazing guest tonight, Kris Bordessa from Hawaii, will be joining us and I can't wait to speak with her about her brand new book. Attainable, sustainable. So we'll be getting that a little bit later in the program. But let's talk about some of the changes that are happening now. For those of you that use LinkedIn, now, LinkedIn is a business networking platform. But what I want to let you know is that LinkedIn is starting to crack down on many people that are starting to spam, they actually added a brand new restriction that only allows a 100 connection requests per week. It's not a lot, no, not at all. And if you send someone a connection request, and let's just say that they click on the I don't know, you all, that's actually not going to be very good for you. Because if you get too many of those, your reputation score with LinkedIn is going to really take a tumble. So my advice for you is that when you're using LinkedIn, you know, don't always send connection requests to people unless you know them. And they're actually expecting a connection requests for from you. Now, what you can do is send in mail requests, and you only get five of those if you're a premium member, however, you can send in mail to those that are open profile members. And you can look up that in LinkedIn very easily. And when you send someone a LinkedIn message through the email, it doesn't take the same; let's say situations or requirements that would happen when you do it through the actual connection request. So don't send people connection requests. If you don't know who they are. That's spam, and no one actually likes that. That's something else that's happening right now in the news is virtual tourism. Many places are starting to offer yes virtual touring packages. Can you believe this? I mean, now you're gonna be able to literally go traveling, virtually, presenting viewers with these immersive experiences to basically feel like they're in another surrounding country location. Really experience it. I mean, this is something because everyone's been so cooped up, you know, with the pandemic and all. And so virtual tourism packages can range from a couple $100. And they can go all the way up to 1000s of dollars, depending on how intricate you want the experience to be and where you're going to be going. So you're going to have, you know, great video, you'll have sound, you'll have some other experiences, and some of them are even in 3d person. And now with virtual reality, virtual tourism, this is really changing the way people are going to be moving around the country. So I think this is very interesting. Now you can travel the entire world, right from the comfort, privacy and safety of your own chair, at home or at your desk in the office. Between your coffee breaks right here. All right. Well, our next guest is a real treat. She comes to us all the way from Hawaii. Yes, Hawaii. Kris Bordessa is a freelance writer who spends much of her time thinking about greener living. And she writes primarily about home, garden travel, and of course, Hawaii. Her latest book attainable sustainable. It's a modern guide to traditional living. National Geographic launched this, with an online presence nearing over 700,000 in 2020. And she has many social media channels. He provides guidance and topics as diverse as home cooking, canning, gardening, and raising chickens, in effect to encourage her readers to embrace a more self reliant lifestyle. Ladies and gentlemen, it is my pleasure to welcome to the JMOR Tech Talk Show. Miss Kris Bordessa well, hi everyone, this is John C. Morley with the JMOR Tech Talk Show and I'm very pleased to have Kris Bordessa with us all the way out from Hawaii, if I understand that correctly. 

Kris Bordessa: Yep. 

John C. Morley: Right? 

Kris Bordessa: Correct. 

John C. Morley: How is the weather out there today in Hawaii,

Kris Bordessa: It's a little a little chilly, which you know, East Coast People will laugh about, but we're just right about 50 today,

John C. Morley: Right about 50. Okay, that's a nice temperature, I'm gonna be jealous and say I'd like that temperature. Well, we're gonna be talking in case you guys didn't know about Chris's book. That's out beautiful book. It's a hardcover book, we'll have more information down on the sites, and you’ll be able to find it very easily. So I have to ask you, Kris, what got you motivated to want to create this particular book?

Kris Bordessa: Well, a couple a couple of things. Actually. I'm actually prior to the book was the website I started with the website first. So you know, horse before the cart thing. And the thing that that prompted me to start it initially was speaking with a friend of mine, who was a very, very smart, bright woman, and it came about a conversation that she did not know that radishes grew underground. And I thought, you know, if we don't, if we've got people in the world, smart people on the world who aren't getting that, who don't realize that we have a little bit of a problem. And that's something that I hadn't had some knowledge about. So I you know, thought let's see if we can get this out into the world and see how much people need to know this sort of thing. And it's, you know, obviously it goes way beyond the idea of radishes, but it's just a matter of being connected to our food.

John C. Morley: Interesting now you provide a lot of insight in your book and it's basically like a guide almost like an it's like a directory, if you will, of so many things from you know how to how to cook things. There’s a recipe in there, there's some tips. So it's not a book you're going to read cover to cover but there are a lot of very great recipes. What I want to ask you is what you would say are some things you could share with us about you know, cooking and baking from scratch because I think that's becoming a concern of a lot of people that are very health conscious right now. Am I correct on that?

Kris Bordessa: Yeah, I think I think you're correct on that. I think that people are trying to really shift to a little bit cleaner diet. So you know, I think the obvious thing is knowing what you're putting in your shopping cart at the grocery store and being aware of that and figuring out if there are ways that you can tend to alter that a little bit. You know, if you're constantly buying the same salad dressing just as an example that is you know, filled with nasty ingredients and comes in a plastic bottle that you could just assume avoid. Maybe think about Can I make that at home is that something and that's something that a lot of people don't think about, that they can actually make salad dressing at home. But that's just one. That's just one example of, you know, something that people can do, and make the changes at home.

John C. Morley: Now, just like that concept you brought to us, you teach us a lot of things. And we can't go through every single one of them. But there was one particular one that I liked in the book. And you illustrate the difference between canning, pickling and fermenting foods; can you give us a high level of that for our viewers?

Kris Bordessa: I can, involve, you know, essentially creating your own canned goods at home. But just as is like you buy your canned tomatoes at the supermarket. And that involves processing foods in a canner. And there are a couple of different methods for doing that. It's requires some special equipment and it requires some special safety concerns. But it's not difficult and it's something that people can do at home. I always recommend people start with jam and jelly as a as a starting point, because that's an easy, easy one to do. Kenny, that's canning. Fermenting is the idea of taking our food and doing something that we've been told for you know, our whole lives that we don't do, and that's leaving it out on the counter. And when we leave our food out on the counter, and then do that with assault or assault, Brian that food ferments and then that extends the shelf life of the food. It's not shelf stable, it doesn't need to be kept cold, but it will you know, will last for months and months rather than you know, say cauliflower going bad in a week or two. And then the third is dehydrating. I think that dehydrating, fermenting, right, I just had fermenting,

John C. Morley: Fermenting, so it was an it was actually canning, pickling and fermenting. 

Kris Bordessa: So they have all the different all the different food, food. Pickling is the concept of keeping vegetables for longer Bye, processing them in vinegar brine. And that can be can so that it shelf stable or those can also be just like refrigerator pickles. And that can be done with a variety of vegetables.

John C. Morley: I want to bring something to the attention of our viewers. So when a lot of people heard me beginning and I said there's a lot of recipes in this book, this is not just a cookbook, it is actually called attainable, sustainable The Lost Art of self reliant living. And there's a lot of other things that you share in there that it's not just about food as it it's really about your whole entire life and different things you're doing like crafting is another one isn't it? 

Kris Bordessa: Um, yeah, okay, you know, jumping in and doing a little bit more handcrafted kinds of projects with which you know, I kind of like to call the heart projects because they're things that we're doing to you know, kind of feed our soul a little bit those that there are some of those sorts of projects in there I like to you know, just encourage people to be a little bit more hands on and start doing some of the making that that we've gotten away from it with our you know, the recent generations are not doing as much making as possible.

John C. Morley: Now, something else that I found pretty interesting, you know, your book the contents actually has the table of contents and it actually has the words eat make clean grow farm and Trek and the rolling colors which I thought was kind of unique how you did that. So can you just give us a quick rundown of what each one of these chapters’ means in the book and what's really in each one of these chapters for our viewers?

Kris Bordessa: Yeah, we you know, when we were creating the book we spent a lot of time trying to figure out how to break it down into kind of manageable bites so people could decide what they wanted to focus on or work on. And we started with the eat which you know the common sense place to start in making changes in a household is in the kitchen because that's where a lot of the waste is created as far as plastic waste and you know, single use plastic kinds of things like I mentioned with the salad dressing but then getting people cooking again. So we brought people into the kitchen for that make is the crafting that we talked about. And you know in that section we talked about, you know, one of my favorite things is the quilting portion of it making quilts and you know handcraft stuff clean I tell you we had a hard time deciding what to what to call that chapter because you know, we talked about clean and it did includes a little bit of personal care. It also includes housecleaning so that we're eliminating the toxins both from our home and from our bodies and what we're consuming and then we shift into the seconds section which is the outside section and that section is garden farm and track as you said, and in the gardening section we talk about growing food grown some of our own food. And that includes stuff that can be done, you know, urban farming, backyard gardening, that sort of thing. And then farmers a little bit more in depth, where we talk about maybe adding some small animals to the, to the mix for eggs or their manure or what have you. All pretty, pretty simple stuff. And then in trek is really just our effort at getting people to get outdoors and spend some time you know, hiking on a on a park trail or paying attention to what's happening in you know, in the weather or the tree leaves and such. So, so yeah, that that was the you know, that's kind of how we broke it down. I see the book is kind of a guide for people to choose what they want to get started with. 

John C. Morley: It's like a reference. So it's not just a cookbook, it's not a book you're going to read from cover to cover, you're going to reference it as you want to do different things, but the chapter that I like the most. I love what you've done in the mate chapter, I mean candle making oil lamps dyeing, rainbow of natural dyes sewing, you mentioned a patchwork and quilting, waste free food storage of wool felting basket making macro may leather work mosaics, block printing. So when you talk about let's take block printing, for example, are you basically asking people to build their own kind of very similar to like a Lego block and kind of stamp it be like a rubber stamp, am I on the right track with that

Kris Bordessa: It is very much kind of like it would be in a sense creating your own rubber stamp. And that can be done that you know, there are all kinds of different materials that you can do that with

John C. Morley: That you

Kris Bordessa: Can purchase special material at art supply stores in order to carve your pattern, so you're doing a little bit of the negative image and then that's going to be transferred to paper you know, by us by a stamp. But it can be done with simple things that you have at home to or recycled things if you are somebody who purchases meat on Styrofoam trays, those trees can be used as a as a kind of a stamp. And you also can use a potato,

John C. Morley: The potato I've heard of that once before I think we did that in. In high school or grammar school we have some type of experiment in that kind of ring some bells. What I think back to the days about candle making, everyone always kind of pulls their hair out when they're doing that. How hard is it actually to make a candle?

Kris Bordessa: Well, I think it depends what kind of candle you're talking about making. It depends because there are poured candles, which are you know, essentially it's just a matter of melting the wax and sitting your wick down into a vessel. And then there are dipped candles and the dipped candle processes is a little bit more intense because that's essentially dipping the wick into the melted wax and each time you dip you have to pull the wax out or sorry, the wick out of the wax and allow that to cool and so you're so you're essentially just adding layers to it as you go. So it's a little bit a little bit more time intensive. It's not difficult; it's a little bit more time intensive.

John C. Morley: I love things like you know talking about the soap making I mean you just pull out some very interesting things and then they people can make their own body lotions and so you show people how to do that and also you put something in there about natural hair care that one really caught my,

Kris Bordessa: Natural hair care is hard it you know that that's a little bit of a difficult one. And I've talked to so many people about this because you know, people are very concerned about their, their hair. And you know, we've all got our favorite shampoo products and such. But they also come with a lot of different chemical products. So you know, it's a very it's kind of one of the one of those changes that do that if people are interested in diving in and making some changes to their routine, a little bit of experiment necessary that necessary you know, everybody's hair is different. Everybody's you know, the texture, the color, all that is all very different for people so, so yeah, it's definitely one you're gonna have to experiment with.

John C. Morley: You cover this real plethora of areas. I mean, it's not just like black and white. There are so many different things. I mean, I think I've had the book for a while and I still haven't digested everything in the book. There are so many amazing original ideas, even household pest control. So yeah, things those are just friendlier and even air fresheners. So these are a lot like family projects that I guess you can do with your loved ones or your friends and whatnot. And then you know the outdoors. You know, there’s been a book about outdoors and growth. But the thing I think you bring to the table is that you not only talk about the actual plant and a little bit of its heritage, but you also go into things like whether planning beans or zucchini. Zucchini is healthy for you. So I guess what I like about your garden section is that you don't just talk about the plant or you know what it has, but you talk about how it grows, and things like that. And you don't always see that from a lot of books that talk about gardening, they just talk about the tomato, or they talk about the lettuce, they don't really get into what makes it grow.

Kris Bordessa: Yeah, you know, I think that we've tried to give people a real overview of what is possible in a garden and how things will grow. And you know, whether that's one of the things I talked about in there is, is embracing the idea of composting, because every kitchen sends so much waste into the landfill. And, you know, rather than throwing those kitchen scraps out, we can take that in and turn that into compost, which is just a wonderful, wonderful thing to add to a garden and you're, you're eliminating that waste then.

John C. Morley: I love another point that you bring up in the book. You mentioned things about small animals and that you can actually raise them like chickens in the backyard. So tell us a little bit about that. 

Kris Bordessa: I found that a little interesting chickens. I have had chickens for many, many years now. And I love introducing people to chickens. In fact, I'm crossing my fingers that my rooster doesn't make an appearance here today. Yeah, chicken and you know people are always hesitant and worried about what they're, you know what chickens require, and they are so easy. It's, it's just, you know, once you get them to the point that they're beyond that check stage where they where they do need, you know, extra light and their actual, you know, grown hands. They're just out there doing their thing and picking around and eating bugs and you know, you feed them a couple of times, two times a day. Super, super easy and in they give you an eggs, you know, it's an it's a comic show out there really.

John C. Morley: How about the fact that you talk about herbal medicines, what's one of your favorite herbal medicines to make?

Kris Bordessa: Yeah, one of the ones that that we use here pretty regularly. And because it's something that we have access to, as I said, I'm in Hawaii, we use toric a lot we grow fresh turmeric out in the yard and those fresh fruits, most people would have it available to them as a powder form and that is actually in the spice section on the grocery store. But it's good for inflammation. So anytime anybody's feeling just a little bit punk we will make a fresh tea with the actual live tumor fruit. What's one of my favorites?

John C. Morley: They were saying a while back that you know if you have certain herbal things a day you can actually be healthier from turmeric to some people actually were told to put cinnamon on their cereal to actually, I guess stir up the heart more. Not crazy, but just a little bit. And I guess these things can help the body.

Kris Bordessa: You know, I mean, there's a lot of stuff out there in the world that I think is, you know, I mean, certainly some of our modern medicines have been kind of precursors by the herbals. So I think there's a lot of a lot of stuff out there that you know, I think even still to learn about.

John C. Morley: And then you go into quite a few pages about tapping trees for syrup, I found that pretty interesting.

Kris Bordessa: There's just there's the whole book is I like to say that it's a kind of an introduction, if you will, to some of these different methods and ideas and, and that people, what I hope people will do is see that some of these changes are possible, they can start embracing some of these more self reliance skills. And then they can decide do I want to delve more deeply into quilt making? Am I really interested in canning food and then you know, from there, they can grow but basically, it's an overview, and kind of a look that look at some of these things that people can try.

John C. Morley: You leave it in one chapter talk about how to build your own greenhouse.

Kris Bordessa: Yeah, there's an I don't have instructions for a full sized greenhouse in there we have a cold frame, which is an easier way to create something to keep your tender plants warmer during the cool season. And I actually have a brand new brand new used greenhouse here on the property that I've been shifting into, into using leaves old up cycle windows to create that. So yeah, there are a lot of possibilities with how to how to protect your tender, your tender greens when they're growing out there.

John C. Morley: And also how to grow things differently. Like growing tomatoes, and an upside down tomato plant.

Kris Bordessa: Yeah, that's one and you know, we talked about doing tomatoes, but you know, there are some other plants you could also do peppers and such. The whole idea with doing the upside down tomato, I don't know if you're familiar, what's the tomato tumbler or something, there's a there's a product that that you can buy. And this is just a way to make your own with a five gallon bucket. And it's a way for people who are limited on gardening space to you know, to utilize that vertical space in there, in their patio area and hang food and have it growing there.

John C. Morley: Another area that I think is going to be very interesting to a lot of our viewers is the section on clean. I guess that's referring to what the house and just being able to clean your house with things that are going to be organically friendly.

Kris Bordessa: Yeah, they're, they're less, they're less toxic. You know, there's this, this idea out there and I'm not an expert on it at all, but there's this idea of body burden. And essentially what that means is that over the course of our lifetime as we breathe in or ingest different toxins that that kind of hangs on with our body and our body becomes a little bit more polluted over time. And so you know, knowing that knowing that every little thing lotion that we that we use, or air freshener that we breathe all day long. That that's all kind of adding to our body burden that, you know, kind of makes people think or it makes me think anyway, that it's you know, shifting into something that's a little bit cleaner. You know, it's certainly not gonna hurt, you know, so I do that. Have in there, you know recipes for doing substituting some of the things out and shifting into a cleaner product. 

John C. Morley: And you also talked about how you grow things in space; you have something called the salad tower. So they can grow multiple, I guess plants in a very small area, whether you're in a condo or apartment or what have you, people can actually grow their own stuff. I also like what you talked about with the fruit juice, what, what particular fruit juice is the easiest to make?

Kris Bordessa: Yeah, you mean actually extracting the fruit juice? Probably the, you know, the easiest to make by you know, probably, I guess I would go with grape. Grape, you know, because grapes are very, you know, soft, you're trying to extract apple juice that takes a little bit more, that's a firmer fruit is going to require being, you know, shredded and unpressed. Whereas, whereas grapes are soft already. And it's going to be pretty easy for people to extract that. The other one that's easy is passion fruit, but that's probably not something that that most people have available to them,

John C. Morley: Whatever, so somebody does something like this, you know, tries to be healthier, or maybe has different alternatives in life. I think safety is definitely a key point. And there's something that you started to talk about, I believe it's in the canning at home chapter, the science of canning safety. So can you elaborate a little bit on that for us?

Kris Bordessa: Yeah, um,

John C. Morley: You know when we're counting at home and taking a product and making it shelf stable, there are some processes that need to happen. And with counting, there are actually two different processes to choose from. One is called a water bath canning process. And that process is essentially taking your sealed jars of food, and boiling them in water to certain you know, certain amount of time. Foods that are high in acid can be processed that way. And that's, you know, that's mostly what I grew up with. With doing that's, you know, your tomatoes and your fruit and such. And that it's a simple process, some simpler process, I guess, when you start talking about doing foods that are lower acid and that includes things like canning, green beets, not pickling green beans, because adding vinegar makes them more acidic. But if we're talking about canning, green beans, we're talking about processing meats, those sorts of things need to be pressure canned, and that involves a specific type of equipment called a pressure canner. The electric instant pot pressure cookers are not the same. It's a little bit different. But that requires a little bit more commitment. I guess. So, you know, my suggestion for this, it's all doable. I you know, I do both. And, but my suggestion for that is for people to get started with something that can be a water bath canned item, and get comfortable with the idea of you know, how the jars work because the you know, the jars are glass jars. They have you know, special rings and lids and there are rules as far as that goes to you can't reuse the lids which can reuse the rings. So, you know, I go into that a little bit in the book, talking about the safety of that. Yeah, so you know, I recommend people start with the water bath canning as a first step.

Kris Bordessa: When you think about a farm and a lot of the livestock on the farm. There's something you don't hear about in a lot of books. And that's the pollinating and the beekeeping I thought that was interesting that you put a few pages in about that.

John C. Morley: Yeah, the idea is a lot of people are afraid of bees and the idea of keeping bees is something that you know farmers have been doing for you know, forever and ever but the bee what people love people don't realize is okay there are a honey bees but there are a lot of other bees out there that helped to pollinate the fruits and vegetables and if you've got if you've got those bees, or birds or butterflies in your garden, your fruit is going to be more successful you'll be more fruitful with that and you know another thing that people can do as far as encouraging those you know, certainly you don't want to be using any kind of poisons in the garden that could kill the pollinators, but the friendlies as we call them is that you know, don't use those and plant flowers. So that the bees and the butterflies and the different pollinators are more attracted to your garden so that you know if you've got a vegetable garden, there's nothing saying that you can't plant flowers in there with them. So those two things can work really to get really well together in a garden.

Kris Bordessa: You also go into pretty deep detail about how to compost you give us the lists of the nitrogen as well as the carbon materials. And is that pretty much it, you just have to keep them in those two piles and, uh, happens or is there more to composting than that?

John C. Morley: Okay, so here's the thing that I that I tell people and I do I do like composting is a little bit of a passion for me, as I said earlier, because you're, you're avoiding wasting a lot of stuff that that could be good for your garden. Compost happens in compost happens all the time in nature without anybody doing anything, you know. So there, there are a lot of people who are very intent on their composting and they turn their compost all the time, and they've worked it and it's, you know, it's a whole process for them. And I hope they enjoy it. And its great working your compost makes it ready and more usable more quickly. But doing that level of Composting is a lot of work, I tend to be more of a lazy composter. And essentially, that means, you know when I've got this kitchen waste or yard leaves or newspaper, it's going into the compost pile; I'm not necessarily doing anything, anything extra for it. So yeah, it's just essentially layered in there, I do vermin composting which is also it's essentially using worms to do the composting work for me. And that's another thing that I have got both going on. And that the worm castings or worm poop is just delicious for plants. So you know, that's another way to do it. And actually in the book, there is an instruction for making five gallon bucket vermicomposting, then

there's just a lot there's a wealth of information I want to bring to our reader's attention because we're almost out of time and viewers attention near tonight is a the ability and I guess the benefits of making your own fire with firewood.

Kris Bordessa: Right, when we talk about that, and, and it's funny, a lot of people, you know, I think, especially people who live in the city don't have access to; I guess much opportunity to build a fire. So, you know, we wanted this was in the outdoor section, we wanted to get people out there, you know, camping or, or, you know, for Gosh, we had a you know, situation in Texas recently when people needed to get warm, and I hope those people knew how to start a fire. So we talked about the different ways of stacking the firewood and how to get a hot fire going. And, you know, it's this is again, one of those things, it's a little bit experimental people have to eat, it's very hard to just tell somebody, here's how you build a fire, you know, you really have to have to get out there with your wood and, and to do it. And in fact, it's something that that my kids learned from a young age, we camped a lot and when they were young, we would, you know, put them in charge of, you know, you go and stack the stack the campfire.

John C. Morley: This resonates very strongly with me, Chris, because I'm an Eagle Scout. You know, when you go out there, and they would give you one match, to be able to light the fire with one match. And it was a windy day. So you'd have to have people standing around. You got one match, right? If you didn't light the fire with that one match. Well, then you weren't going to eat. Yeah, yeah, that was that was the thing that we did. We did help them if they didn't get the fire started. But the point was that it had this fear that you weren't going to eat and eventually we did let them eat the way I started my fire was with Flint steel. And a battery and Steel Wall.

Kris Bordessa: Huh.

John C. Morley: Okay, my ways of doing it, you can use the rubbing of the sticks. That takes a very, very long time. 

Kris Bordessa: Lots of patience. 

John C. Morley: Yeah, yeah, lots of patience. But any kind of little spark or something but the Flint steel was a very simple way to have the Kindle just catch on fire and then from that to grow, but when it was a windy day, very hard to start a fire when it's windy.

Kris Bordessa: Yeah, with one match, certainly

John C. Morley: With what with one match, I realized that that you need to have more than a shift of the spark you're getting it on there and you have to get the  tiny timbers to ignite and then they like the larger logs but you really have to get those timbers going for a couple minutes. And then once they're on fire, then it can you come away and then the other ones start but there's a lot I think of the trek chapter like the scouting chapter.

Kris Bordessa: And I like that maybe we should have said scout instead of trapping.

John C. Morley: But I really like it. So again, if you are looking to be more adventurous or looking to provide more sustainability in our world, a good way to do that is to be conscious of where you're throwing your trash and what you're making and what you're buying. There's so many things we're doing every day and getting them they're actually costing ourselves more money in fact, 95 percent of things you buy have a recycle fee of somewhere over 50% of the product. Amazon does this, most people don't know it. But 80 to 90 of the items are never returned to any part of the Amazon distributor that actually sold it to Amazon. They're actually just dispose stuff. I remember on one story where they tracked a pair of jeans that went around the whole world pretty much until it went to a place finally. So um, you know, that's why they have these, I guess, higher costs because of that reason. Very interesting. Like I said, a reference book about eating, making, cleaning, growing, farming, tracking, and just being able to do things that, you know, maybe you thought were hard, they're like little mini projects, and you can just, you know, pick one up and decide to do it. But again, don't try to read the entire book in one day. That's what I tried to do. Oh, no, you can't do that. Because you're not going to comprehend everything. There's a lot of valuable information. Kris, it was a pleasure to have you on the show this evening. Thank you very, very much before I let you go, what else is in store for Kris? Is there another book? Is there something else you're working on?

Kris Bordessa: Well, the you know, there, there may be another book in the in my future that you know, that is yet to be determined. I am currently getting ready to launch a short course on gardening for beginner gardeners who are interested in learning how to grow food, in containers at home.

John C. Morley: That is amazing. I think we definitely need more education when it comes to being more sustainable in our lives. Because I think we just rely on the masses in the production and we just throw things away other than most of us recycle. But some people you go to is like what's recycling like? Well, we have our plastics; we have our friends come over. They're like, what are you talking about? Well, we have recycling in our place.

Kris Bordessa: It but the problem with that, too, is that so much of the recycling, especially the plastic these days is becoming really kind of charged and difficult to get done. We don't eat we there's a lot of stuff we can't even recycle here on the island, plastic.

John C. Morley: So if I bring it home, it goes to the trash. And that's and that's a cost not only for us in dollars and cents, but also in the cost of our ecosystem and our precious resources that, unfortunately, dwindling away. Well, Kris, this is an amazing reference book is what I'm going to call it with many fun activities for the family, to be able to partake in to actually start caring for our world, and caring for our self. Right. So again, I thank you very much for taking time out of your day or night. They're in Hawaii with us. Definitely a pleasure. And when you have another book or something else, definitely come back to us. We would love to talk to you more about it. Perfect.

Kris Bordessa: Thanks so much.

John C. Morley: You're welcome. Well, Marcus, what did you think about that? I mean, her book was a reference, were really an encyclopedia of a lot of different things that can help us in our life, from cooking to the canning to making things around the home and just really living off the land. I was really impressed by the detail that she went into, and how there's so many things from even, you know, getting the honey from the bees. And when she went into everything very intricately I'm I known you learned a lot. 

Marcus Hart: Definitely, definitely. 

John C. Morley: And this great book that I got from her is amazing, because there's just so much information. I mean, you can look at it one night, and say I'm gonna go and try that. And another night, you can come to another chapter, and research things like what you do outside, there's just so much great information in the book. And we of course will have a link to that on our page, once we transcribe the show in about seven to 14 business days. So I do want to thank Kris Bordessa. And again, if you didn't get it from her, you can actually go to her website at But again, we will have a link to where you can buy the book when the show actually is transcribed. And on our main page. Well, Google has updated the latest Chrome cast with more HDR controls and improved Wi-Fi. They're hoping that this is going too really, you know, increase sales. And by taking this new plateau that they're breaking. They're trying to bring the advanced video controls to give granular HDR formats the resolution the refresh rates, HDMI hot plug improvements, helping Chrome cast to detect the Best TV settings available really easily without any kind of fuss or hassle. And the Wi-Fi improvements for five gigahertz and also mesh networks were also improved in their system and the Bluetooth audio stuttering improvements in some apps. And now the HDMI, CEC can now be configured to turn on and off only the TV in settings. So that's pretty handy and the security update for the Android security patch that came out. So there's a lot of great stuff. And it seems like Google is trying to deliver what I try. And they are delivering us things that are going to give us more experiences to keep us on the edge of our chair. I mean, we heard before about virtual tourism and where that was going, but can you amaze, imagine what's going on, with all these different things happening, and people just, I guess, fighting to get outside. But now that we have things like virtual tourism and more types of HDR, HDR controls, I think it's really changing what's happening in our world. And absolutely, I don't know, but Google is really, you know, making lots of changes so that they can captivate the market and of course, you know, gain more sales. Well, if any of you're following the FAA, my question is, and will the FAA rules ground the drone deliveries? So you remember a while back, we actually talked about the drone, and you know, what was happening? But my question to you is, are they going to be, you know, are they going to be grounded or curtailed, because the problem that I see right now, is all this stuff is happening. But you know, with the new rules being put in place, this is really going to shape America, and maybe what Amazon and Wal-Mart and many other retailers are going to do, because the classifications for being able to use aircraft are changing. And drones are a type of aircraft. The rules require unmanned aircraft systems, they call it a UAS to broadcast identification or location information, allow operators of these small type drones to fly over people and vehicles and at night, under certain conditions. So this is a big step toward integration and developing rules that are far beyond the visual line of sight. And it's gonna currently require a waiver. So there's a lot going on in this world, I think we're gonna see a lot of new legal rules and laws that are popping up to hopefully make our world a little bit safer. And not only that, really create the space that drones need. You know, this reminds me very similar Marcus to the way we have, you know, Public Radio. Yeah, and by public radio, I'm talking about what emergency responders use, why you have to be licensed to use these radios that communicate, and how certain licenses can operate on specific channels, frequencies. Same thing is happening, Marcus, you know, with the FAA, and these drone deliveries, I think it's gonna come down to a couple things safety, but ultimately, I think it's gonna come down to somebody's getting a little bit more money, it's always the that is what it's gonna be to control what happens because anytime there's something a regulation can be imposed. It seems like everybody out there wants to go do something, but then they pull back because the bureaucratic agencies decide they want to make some more money. And they're going to create some rule, which nobody really understands. 

Marcus Hart: Right.

John C. Morley: But yeah, if you want to do that, then you have to comply with those particular rules and guidelines. Or you will lose the ability to operate your device or perform a certain action or whatever has you. You know, I don't know where our time goes, Marcus, but we are just about out of time. This has been an amazing show. I definitely want to thank Kris Bordessa for coming. I think it was amazing how, you know, we could learn about everything that she was talking to us about and just letting people know that in our life. It's more than you know, just doing things to keep the land and to live a happy and healthy life, but to really be resourceful about what our land and our world has. And this leads me to a great motivational tip that I gave just a few days ago, and you might have heard of it, and it is. Give a man a fish. He'll eat for a day or two, maybe more depending how much fish you give him, but teach a man to fish and he will be able to eat for life. Are you a generator? Or are you a taker? In this world, it's important that we're a generator so we can put back what we take out. Well, Marcus, it has been another great show, I guess we have to say goodbye. Listen, if you have a product and you would like me to unbox it, please go to click on the Reach out button at the right, fill out the form, let us know if you like to be a guest on our show. Let us know that as well. Remember, our show is all about education; it's not a place to sell. So if it's your motive to come on the show to try to get sales. Well, we're not the show for you. But if you'd like to inspire our audience and teach them something, we'd be more than happy to talk with you. And you can send us a pitch about why you should be on the show. I hope that you all, stay happy, healthy, have a great rest of the weekend that is starting very soon. And most importantly, I hope you have the time to go outside and be grateful and just bask in this wonderful world that we're in and give thanks. Because a lot of people out there have challenges. And even if you're saying right now, you know life has been hard for me, I want you to understand one thing. There's people out there that have it even harder. So be grateful for all the blessings you have. Whether that be skills you have, whether that be money you have, whether that be friends, family, etc, doesn't matter. Just be grateful for the things you have in life, and more things will be put in your path. I'm John C. Morley serial entrepreneur, it's always a pleasure to be with you. And I will be back next Friday night. And next Friday night. Marcus, we have another great guest, as I'm sure you know. And if you want to know who that guest is, well, I'm going to tell you that guest that guess that's coming next week is another amazing guest. We have guests lined up ladies and gentlemen, to be on our show for quite a while and we are just so grateful that you know that we're able to bring these people to you because it is amazing when you know we can share this information out with you. We are going to be Marcus I cannot believe with everything happening that we're going to be in the month of May. 

Marcus Hart: Yes. Ma'am, may 7?

John C. Morley: Yeah, sure heard I correct may 7. And we're going to have another interesting gentleman that will be on from China, Leonardo mera. He's going to talk to us. So again, we have a great show for you next week as well. And if you're wondering what else is coming up in May? Well, I'm going to tell you on the 14th we actually have john r Dallas Jr. who actually worked for a major title insurance company on the 21st. We have Krista Botsford. Crotty who's going to tell us a little bit what she's been doing with COVID in her business. And on the 28th we have Sarah Roberts. And if you have kids in school, or they're going to be entering college very soon, or just people in high school, you're not going to want to miss that day. Sarah has been very involved in the recruiting industry. She wrote a great book we're going to talk about, and she talks about your sound bite your students’ sound bite she was also involved when they had those challenges of people and their parents trying to basically falsify information, and their students willingly submitted it to get into colleges, because it wasn't really them. We're going to learn more about that. We're going to talk about a sound bite and how your child needs to have the right sound bite and it needs to match the credentials that you send them or that college recruiter is going to basically not accept you and you might get in a lot of trouble. I am John C. Morley serial entrepreneur national talk show host and it is a pleasure to be with you and I will be back next Friday night May 7 at 5:30pm. Be well everyone and have yourself a wonderful weekend. Thank you for tuning in to the JMOR weekly technology show where we answer your questions about how technology is supposed to work and sometimes why you have challenges getting it to work that way. For more IT support and tips. Just text IT support to triple eight triple one, IT support to triple eight  triple one and you'll get tips on Technology. I'll see you next week. Right here on the JMOR Tech Talk Show. Remember



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