Board Game Nights

Board games have a surprisingly long history and have been a main form of entertainment until recently (see the links at the bottom of the post). Some ancient games include senet, the Royal Game of Ur, Go, Mancala, chess, and checkers. With television, video games, and the internet available, board games often take a back seat to…
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Horrible History of Medicine

When it comes to the science of medicine there is much to be grateful for. Vaccines, blood typing, x-rays, antibiotics: all make huge differences in how we are treated for accidents and ailments. For those of us who are perhaps morbidly curious, or at least not terribly squeamish, exploring the history of medicine is fascinating…
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Pumpkin Spice Season

With the turning of the leaves, coffee fans enthusiastically consume hot lattes, specifically Pumpkin Spice Lattes (which comes with a fan-made acronym: PSLs). This may not matter to some who might be already fed up with the amount of pumpkin-spiced everything, but for those of us who love PSLs, Thanksgiving marks the unfortunate end of…
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