A sweet Christmas treat …

Just repeating myself … In 1849, hungry gold miners crossing the Nevada desert noticed some glistening balls of a candy-like substance on a cliff, licked or ate the balls, and discovered them to be sweet-tasting, but then they developed nausea. Eventually it was realized that the balls were hardened deposits made by small rodents, called […]

Warning

Goodness, I haven’t blogged this warning for quite a while. The most excellent Jared Diamond has warned us of the dangers of ecological collapse, but perhaps there is a more pertinent warning of the dangers of … well, of the dangers of sweets: In 1849, hungry gold miners crossing the Nevada desert noticed some glistening […]

David’s tip of the day

Walking down the street the other day, I decided to travel down the lane less taken, and this is what I came across: words to live by. Good advice to the youth of today. After all, no matter how rebellious you may feel, think about it: do you really want to let the rats in? […]