Brontë v. Burroughs: Leaps, Looks, and Nets

Total read time: <1 minute In the wilderness of risk-taking, I’ve always pitched my tent in the Brontë camp. In fact, “look twice” is an understatement; I scan, scrutinize, and dissect all options and possible outcomes in every direction when considering any decision, especially one with even a whiff of risk. It’s exhausting. So in honor…

Rob Bars: An Eponymous Act of Love

Oysters, chocolate, honey, figs, artichokes: All are foods with a reputation for inciting passion. But what about using food to douse the flames? A sort of Smoky Bear for one’s desires? Such was the mission of Sylvester Graham, a 19th century minister-turned-diet grinch proponent who advocated a regimen of bland foods (meat and spices verboten)…