Smoked Salmon in a Box and other strange stuff…

There used to be (maybe still is) a newspaper column on Thursdays in my former local paper called "News of the Weird" that was filled with little tidbits that were….well, weird.  After 2 weeks in the U.S. watching 'Food Network' TV when I had the chance plus 2 – 9 hour flights reading science magazines … Continue reading…

It’s Spring or The Return of the Creepy-Crawlies

I confess: I have an irrational fear of spiders.  If one gets near me, I feel a rush of panic and jump away.  If one gets on me, I scream.  These are all involuntary reactions.  Logic tells me that spiders won’t harm me (for the most part – there is the Black Widow, Brown Recluse, … Continue reading…

Why? Why Not?

I don't know if it's an urban myth or not but I have always liked the story of the university Philosophy prof.'s final exam question of "Why?".   All students but one wrote lengthy treatises on the meaning of life (42), the existence of God, etc.  The one student, who received the sole  'A' on the … Continue reading…