Monthly Archives: December 2010

Top Ten for ’10

Do you eat raw tuna or black-eyed peas on New Year’s Eve for luck?  If you’re from Pittsburgh, maybe it’s sauerkraut and hot dogs or black-eyed peas? Do you watch the ball drop at Times Square or breathe in the … Continue reading

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Packing for Mars

Ever think about what the astronauts eat and drink – besides Tang and that space ice cream sold at the Air and Space museum gift shop?  Mary Roach covers incoming and outgoing nutrients, along with a number of other harrowing … Continue reading

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The Last Week of a Marriage

I was never a fan of Joyce Carol Oates; her penchant for evil, violence, and just plain weird  never appealed to me.  I never actively sought out her work, but when one of her short stories appeared in a New … Continue reading

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