love eating meat? stay away from this tick

Have you heard about the tick that causes meat allergies? One bite, and your body can become allergic to a sugar called alpha-gal that's found in non-primate mammary animals. Animals like cows, pigs, and lamb. Once affected, reactions to eating meat vary from something mild that an over-the-counter drug could manage, to something as extreme … Continue reading love eating meat? stay away from this tick

i hated people when the world was nice

A few decades ago, whenever I found myself feeling frustrated about something someone did or said, I tended to declare that "I hate people!" Mainly, I declared this to friends: friends who continued being friends despite my many declarations of hate. (I was a ball of frustration at that time.) I'd forgotten about that hate-spoutin' … Continue reading i hated people when the world was nice

banana bread, anyone?

Virgil and Sharon Smith measure their day by television programming. As they tell guests during commercial breaks, "...two o'clock is Bonzai Gunslingers. Then at three we watch Entitled Rich 1950's Girl Pseudodrama. After that is Guess the Price of This Crap..." From morning to night their day is jam-packed. Right now, it's 8:23 on Wednesday … Continue reading banana bread, anyone?