I have Celiac Disease which means that gluten-free labeling standards aren’t actually stringent enough for me. United States labeling laws allow for a product to have up to 20 ppm which means that for people who are extremely sensitive to gluten, gluten-free isn’t actually gluten-free enough.

I often take the…

Described as “a dark comedy starring Rebecca Black as a vindictive AI assistant who breaks out of ‘the cloud’ to exact revenge on her owner,” I knew that film short ‘Okay, Google’ was going to be worth a watch.

I was delighted to find that the short has the technological…

I have a difficult relationship with hope.

I know that might sound crazy.

But I also know I’m not the only one.

The Star, from Smith-Waite Tarot. Artwork by Pamela Colman Smith. Image Source: Wikimedia Commons, image in the Public Domain.

Nothing made the fact I’m not alone in this troubled relationship with hope clearer than when I was pondering how to approach my piece on The Star, the…

On April 16, 2017, which was Easter Sunday, my half-brother Kirk called me to tell me our father died.

Our father actually died 844 days later.

It only took me two days to track down the truth because not only is my brother an actual pathological liar, but he’s also…

A seven-person team of researchers led by Richard van Breeman published a study in the Journal of Natural Products. The study found that two cannabinoid acids found in hemp ‘block cellular entry of SARS-CoV-2’ in human epithelial cells. The seven-person research team included collaborators across several Oregon institutions.

The two…

Murder At Teal’s Pond Book Cover. Image Source: Amazon.com

As a Twin Peaks fan, I ordered Murder at Teal’s Pond as soon as I had heard of it. As a person with a bad memory, I promptly forgot about it until I interacted with co-author David Bushman on Twitter.

I’m glad that I was reminded of it: not only…

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