“Whenever I find myself growing grim about the mouth; whenever it is a damp, drizzly November in my soul; whenever I find myself involuntarily pausing before coffin warehouses, and bringing up the rear of every funeral I meet . . . then, I account it high time to get to sea as soon as I […]
Happy Halloween! Only a few days left until that spookiest of holidays, though how we celebrate today would be very unfamiliar to those used to experiencing a colonial All Hallow’s Eve. But in the spirit (pun intended) of how we celebrate today, we’re going to take a look at the somewhat creepy – even disturbing […]
In honor of Columbus Day–or Indigenous Peoples’ Day, depending on your location–we are going to reflect back on a classic historical misunderstanding between Christopher Columbus and indigenous Mesoamericans. We have previously remarked on Columbus’s misidentification of red chili pepper as a relative of black pepper, but he didn’t stop there, he also had some issues […]
You probably know someone (and maybe it’s yourself!) who can’t start his or her day without the help of a cup of coffee. Still others rely on a steaming cup of tea for a similar energizing wake-up. But would you ever consider kicking off your day with a cup of drinking chocolate?