Beer Tales

Two interesting stories popped up on my various feeds this week, and it just so happened that they were about beer. The Chemical is Cultural First, an article from Science Alert about the discovery of the oldest known brewery in China. Two points in particular caught my attention. First, this: Read more…

The Problem of Scale

I’ve been awfully quiet lately, and that’s due, for the most part, to the nature of my current line of work. I’m immersed in one of the many campaign teams working towards the upcoming 2016 national and local elections, and confidentiality is among the defining attributes of my particular position. Read more…

Revisiting Netrunner

In her Run Better tip on the Fetal AI website, Ohio-based competitive Android: Netrunner player Ellen Biscotti writes: Play your tournament decks consistently. … I usually play terribly the first few games with a new deck. After that, I play it pretty well, but it takes many games before I start to Read more…

The drip, drip, drip of existence

I’ve recently started catching up to Season 3 of Elementary. The series remains great – brilliant, even, especially when we consider the self-assurance and deftness with which it ventures into topics and themes beyond the scope of the weekly procedural thread. The Eternity Injection, one of the episodes I watched yesterday, Read more…

Anxiety and Food

One of my personal anxiety “warning signs” is the urge to eat. Often, before the simmering pressure of building anxiety even makes itself known, I’ll be overcome by the overwhelming urge to snack — sometimes on healthy things, sometimes on junk food, sometimes on both. It manifests in many forms: a couple Read more…

Zottis Classic Low-Fat Yogurt

I opened up a tub of Zottis Classic Yogurt this morning, and as I savored that first cold, creamy spoonful, a thought popped into my head: “I miss Bulgarian yogurt.” And then, on the heels of that sentiment: “But I don’t even really remember what Bulgarian yogurt is like.” It Read more…