What is the Flying Spaghetti Monster?
The Flying Spaghetti Monster (FSM) is the brainchild of Bobby Henderson, who in an open letter to the Kansas Board of Education, created the FSM to illustrate an argument that teaching the controversy of Intelligent Design versus evolution was n… Read more
It’s a Delicacy Part II: The Gross Food We Eat and Why
Not long ago, I did a little research on some of the world’s most famous delicacies. At the time, I was operating under the theory that all delicacies began as the food of the poor and went on to become elegant dishes for the rich. What I found… Read more
What is the Difference Between Atoms and Molecules?
In layman’s terms, an atom can only be one atom of one element on the periodic table. You can have an atom of oxygen, or hydrogen. Anymore than one atom; even of the same type (2 oxygens, or 2 hydrogens) is a molecule. One oxygen, one hydr… Read more
What is Trash Island?
Trash Island, also known as the Great Pacific Garbage Patch or the Pacific Trash Vortex is an area in the north, central Pacific Ocean with high concentrations of garbage debris, made up primarily of plastic. This patch of debris is estimated to… Read more
Alcohol Around the World by Matt Williams
It is no secret that alcohol is an integral part of not only our culture, but virtually all cultures. Oft renowned for its spirituous (and damaging) properties, alcohol has also served as an outlet for many cultures’ creative energies. As note… Read more
It’s a Delicacy by Matt Williams: The Gross Foods We Eat and Why
Another excellent article by my guest writer Matt Williams…. When you think of expensive delicacies, what comes to mind? Most people would invariably say something like lobster, caviar, sushi or foie gras; foods that are challenging to ea… Read more
What’s the Difference Between Gelato and Ice Cream?
Mmmmm. A tasty subject that I can get behind! Gelato first appeared on the scene in the ancient Roman Empire when snow was brought down from mountain tops, stored underground mixed with flavorings. It didn’t become mainstream, however unti… Read more
The Growing Rock By Chloe Cain
My 8 year old daughter has become enamored with writing as of late. I can’t imagine why, given both her father and I are writers! Here is one of her poems: the growing rock i should water my plants oops i spilled water on my rock oh My! Di… Read more
What is the Difference Between Dementia and Alzheimer’s?
Alzheimer’s Disease is a neurodegenerative disease characterized in its early stages by the difficulty in acquiring new memories, diminished language capacity, depression, irritability, apathy, aggression, inability to concentrate, long te… Read more