Moniker Madness

So what’s in a name? If you work for the World Meteorological Organization you spend your days thinking of fitting names for tropical storms and hurricanes. Your choices must alternate between female and male, each year’s season kicking off with a name beginning with the letter A. And the infamous hurricanes names -Katrina, Mitch, and … More Moniker Madness

How Many Human Tastes Are There Anyway?

I grew up in a household where the head cook, my mom, used abundant amounts of sugar. Being caretaker of the family sweet tooth, she sweetened everything. We’d eat fresh orange slices sprinkled with sugar. Sweet corn needed cooking in boiling water spiked with sugar to guarantee it was not field corn disguised as table fare. Imagine her … More How Many Human Tastes Are There Anyway?