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Concentration of CO2 in the Atmosphere

The Hippies Had It Right

Young people near the Woodstock music festival in August 1969. (Wikipedia)

Larry Plesent

The polls are closed, the results are in, and four out of five of my IPA-drinking friends agree. The hippies had it right. And if we had continued on their track, western civilization would have evolved much differently over the […]

An E-mower User Experience

Spring is here and Larry Plesent is ready to use his e-mower again. Courtesy photo.

Larry Plesent

I don’t know about you, but mowing lawns is my least favorite chore. I save up projects to do on my weekends and truly resent the time involved in maintaining the lawns at our two business […]

Your Brain on Science


Larry Plesent

Contrary to popular opinion, science is not a collection of facts and immutable truths or laws. Rather science is a method of inquiry; a system designed to inch us closer and closer to increasingly accurate understandings of the universe that begat us and to which we belong 100%.


For the Love of Foam

Larry Plesent

I love foam. I like it on my skin, in my coffee and on top of my beer. Foam is both fun and cool. Not everyone knows or cares that the bubbles in foam always have an odd number of sides in the presence of gravity. Or that despite […]

I LIKE Killing Flies!

Author is ready to take care of flies with his soap solution. Courtesy photo.

Larry Plesent

My wife owns a bakery and, as you know, flies and restaurants do not mix. Hence, the title of this month’s musing on all things natural and sustainable, “I LIKE Killing Flies”.

Did you know that all […]

Relief Provided by Epsom Salts

Epsom Salt – Image: Wikipedia

Larry Plesent

Do you have trouble sleeping? Do you get muscle cramps, spasms, or twitches? Are you generally tired and run-down and find it hard to get your energy levels up no matter how much coffee you drink? Do you have inflammation issues like arthritis and chronic diarrhea […]

March’s Ingredient of the Month is Hope!

Ubari Oasis in Libya. Image: Wikipedia/Sfivat

Larry Plesent

Maybe you’re like me and your head is exploding from the onslaught of relentless negative media bombardment. The world is warming! Species are dying off! Atmospheric CO2 is the highest it’s been in three million years! Isn’t there anything good happening in the world anymore?


Feeling your Oats

Avena sativa, the Unexpected Superfood

Large glumes of Avena sativa plant enveloping 2-4 glabrous and mostly awn less florets characterizes the spikelet of cultivated oats. Image: Matt Lavin/Flickr

Larry Plesent

When I think of superfoods (ingredients that are especially high in vitamins, minerals and other botanical goodies), I think of exotic red berries […]

Slather Up for Better Aging

Sunflower oil. Image from Wikipedia.

Larry Plesent

I have a big problem with the phrase “anti-aging.” It sounds so military. As if aging is the enemy, and we must marshal all forces against it.

The new term circulating through the trade rags is “better-aging,” and I consider it to be […]

Making Light of It

Larry Plesent

This issue’s “Ingredient of the Month” focuses on light and specifically the blue-white light that is wavelength 483 nanometers; just before the UV (ultra violet) range.

Several disturbing reports have come out in the past year about old 483, including one from the University of Toledo illustrating the mechanism of retinal eye damage […]