The future is itchy

I rarely claim to have any supernatural abilities.  Yes, I did have a great aunt who was a self-reported psychic, and yes, when she told my grandfather that she saw “water” in his future, he did return home to find a broken pipe leaking water everywhere.  But let’s just say that most of those supernatural … Read more

Chill out man: climate change and the future of marijuana

Moving to California, I learned quickly that everyone smokes pot here.  Everywhere.  All the time.  People smoke openly on their porches, walking down the street, even pulling their cars onto the highway (a little scary).  Our favorite bar doesn’t have a reserved area for cigarette smokers outside (cigarettes are so bad for you!!), they have … Read more

In a hotter climate, a troubled tea?

Living in Berkeley California exposes you to enthusiasts of all types; we have yoga gurus, herbal devotees and wine connoisseurs galore.  At a party last week, a man from Georgia wearing wool knit socks as shoes and Mexican beaded jewelry showed up with a suit case filled with tea.  He was a tea obsessive, which … Read more