Ten years ago Kevin Drum was one of the first liberal bloggers I read daily. I don’t follow him on a regular basis anymore, but this post on why the white working class hates democrats is an example of why he’s still on my reading list.
Happy Bare Sticks Day. Wow, this spring will be 20 years since the divorce and I'm still a bachelor.
A case against home cooking. Although I love to cook, the hours I keep seven days a week keeps me away from the stove. I live on Dave's Market's hot bar, which provides a huge and changing variety of meals to go. Wash the containers and reuse them and you have an endless supply of healthy meals. And the cooking is fantastic. A single guy's Nirvana.
Anyone who’s ever cooked pasta knows that salting the water (preferably before it starts to boil) is a key first step. Olive Garden no longer salts their water so they can get an extended warranty on their pots.
Dinosaur of the week: Meet Deinocheirus, a 36-foot-long herbivore/piscivore discovered in full in Mongolia. It’s eight-foot-long arms have confused scientists since the 1950’s, but now we know what they were used for.
Reheated pasta has the same number of calories as freshly boiled pasta, but cooling the food down and then reheating it appears to turn it into a more resistant starch, reducing the rise in blood glucose by 50%.
Try out You’re Getting Old. Among other things I learned that the moon has orbited the earth 669 times since I was born.