Testing 1, 2, 3.

My school years were filled with plenty of stomach-churning opportunities. As the years went by and my engagement with the public educative system – and the accompanying social structure of the said system evolved — the specific impetuses for abdominal discomfort changed accordingly. Alas, one thing never did change. Taking tests. I’d venture to guessContinue reading “Testing 1, 2, 3.”

Here’s to Your Heath

Disclosure Statement: As a young person I may not have been the most attentive reader. My grandmother Emily and her sister, my great aunt Mina, were both staunch health food fanatics — even though my grandmother smoked Lucky Strikes. Our summer visits to their home in Arizona included an array of culinary experiences.  Wheat germContinue reading “Here’s to Your Heath”

Even if it doesn’t save the world…

In 1928 Sir Alexander Fleming was working in his lab on a cure for influenza. After a two-week holiday he returned to his lab and found mold growing in a petri dish containing staphylococcus. He realized that the mold was inhibiting the growth of the bacteria. Penicillin was born. We don’t often make discoveries inContinue reading “Even if it doesn’t save the world…”