Spontaneous Combustion

These days, we are expected to believe in all sorts of unlikely causes of death from jumping out a window to a very tall and seemingly happy person hanging himself in a foreign bathroom to SADS…that’s sudden adult death syndrome. (Can sudden death be a syndrome? What are the symptoms?) But it doesn’t end there. (more…)

Heirloom Wisdom

An expression I coined to describe the knowledge and skills that are inherited not only by individuals and families but by entire cultures that once lost are hard to regain, and even if they are, it will not be the same–something will inevitably be lost. This creates a problem for us when we lose freedoms (more…)