Recently I listened to a woman who makes soap talk about the process and demonstrate it. What I learned was that she had only a rudimentary understanding of the actual chemistry, and had some almost religious beliefs about the addition of aromatic materials to the product. She was opposed to essential oils and in favor of fragrance soaps. She thought that essential oils could be dangerous. In the next few days I talked with a woman whose daughter sells essential oils. My friend's belief…Continue
Given that Kellyanne Conway's husband, George, has described the white house as a "dumpster fire", a seemingly apt metaphor, will Trump try to put the fire out with water or gasoline?
If you like words you may find this interesting.
For no particular reason the word “coryza” came to mind. No one that I know has ever used it, but it occasionally seems to be mentioned in older medical literature where I took it to be synonymous with an upper respiratory ailment like a cold.
The etymology is from Latin from Greek koruza meaning nasal mucous.
It came into use in the 16th century and refers to inflammation of the nasal…Continue
Today is officially Veterans Day, but yesterday, 11/11/2018 was the 100th anniversary of the armistice agreed upon in a railroad car in the woods of France. World War I was to have been the “war to end all wars”, but as everyone now knows, it wasn’t.
How did Armistice Day become Veterans Day, and why did the treaty officially ending WWI start WWII?
The first Armistice Day was celebrated on November 11, 1919, a year following the endo of fighting in Europe. In 1926…Continue