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…the holy grail…

Reading again – this time, the Disappearing Spoon, by Sam Kean – history and tales about elements in the periodic table. I say the holy grail, simply because it’s presented so well, so illuminating, such an immaculate idea of order… I’ve never understood chemistry. The one class I had in Jr. High consisted of burning … Continue reading

…the way to eat…

A very cool book. Provocative, and certainly worthy of the scant and mumbly paragraphs I’ll devote to it here. I say, read and ponder it for a while; that being “Catching Fire; How cooking made us human”. The main point of the whole book, a spoiler perhaps if you do actually read it; is that … Continue reading

…kindred spirits…

For a long time I was fascinated by this – I still am, though not quite to the same degree of obsession – watching people in line at the grocery store, studying the contents of their baskets… I can think of few things that offer a greater insight into the soul of a person, no … Continue reading