Showing posts from November, 2014

Say it ain't so, Mo


November 17, 2014 Say it ain't so,Mo.  Frosty pod.  Sounds like a Disney character, right?  But frosty pod isn’t a cute cuddly creature sent from some animated studio to babysit your children while you get supper ready after a hard day at work.  Smart people should fear frosty pod, which is a fungal disease.  That’s right, a fungal disease. Other than scientists, who has even heard of this fungal disease?  Well, if you haven’t heard of it before take heed of this blogger’s warning.  Frosty pod is responsible for destroying approximately 40% of the world’s production of cocoa.  Why should you care?  One reason and one reason only—less cocoa mean less chocolate.  According to the experts we are in danger of having a chocolate shortage.  Not just a shortage, but a major shortage these experts warn.  Now, this blogger is aware that in the scheme of things, a chocolate shortage doesn’t seem all that noteworthy, but give it some thought.  What wil…

The Eleventh Hour of the Eleventh Day of the Eleventh Month

November 10, 2014

It would seem that we have become a society that marks the passing of time by the big five holidays our government considers worthy of time off for the masses--New Year's Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. Card companies, like Hallmark, have added some of the lesser holidays to the list--Valentine's Day, Easter, Mothers' Day, Fathers' Day. Yet some of the most deserving holidays are ignored. No, I am not going to rant like I did about Columbus Day, but I do think that it is noteworthy that our stores are currently filled the all the accouterments of Thanksgiving and the first rush of the Christmas blitz because these two holidays generate dollars in the store's cash registers--the bottom line rules in a capitalist society while the holiday celebrating the men and women who serve in the armed services is largely ignored. This intrepid blogger went on a search for Veteran’s Day…