Nuts in a world gone nuts

California supplies nearly half of all fruits, vegetables, and nuts (of the non-gun-toting kind) to the US market. But the state is in the throes of a grave drought and on track to experience the driest year of the past 50 decades. Continue reading Nuts in a world gone nuts

Mighty oaks from little acorns grow

Vincent van Gogh might never have become a painter. Intending to become a preacher he studied Latin and Greek in preparation for theological examinations. But an unexplained crisis caused him to abandon that plan and to pursue a different calling. Continue reading Mighty oaks from little acorns grow