The Coolest Thing in the Universe

Fun fact: if you hold up a pea at roughly arm’s length, it covers the disc of the sun just like the moon does during an eclipse. Obviously you wouldn’t want to try this due to the harmful nature of looking directly at the sun, but the same principle would also blot out the disc … Continue reading The Coolest Thing in the Universe

It’s All Worthy

Edith Eva Egar was taken to Auschwitz when she was 16 years old. Suffering grossly she said one of the greatest things that got her mentally through the war was remembering her mother telling her, just before entering the camp, that “They cannot take from you what you put into your own mind”. She found liberation … Continue reading It’s All Worthy

The Rodent Episode, or How to Battle the Adversary

I remember it was June, ten years ago, and we hadn't grilled at all through the winter or spring. I thought it would be a lovely evening to fire up the barbecue. I opened up the lid to ignite the grill and was shocked when I saw a furry tailed pack rat all cozied up … Continue reading The Rodent Episode, or How to Battle the Adversary