Category Archives: Health


My baby brother Michael Charles Smith. Gone sixteen years. Forever with us. World AIDS Day. It’s for all of us and all of them

Thai Cat Scratch Fever

Several villages in Thailand’s Ang Thong province have reported a plague striking household cats dead. The cats basically starved to death and locals are now scared that this ‘cat fever’ or ‘kai-wat me-ow’ could spread to the human population. Medical authorities have found no threat, but cannot explain the fatal phenomena affecting over 300 cats. […]

I Love My Sleep

As much as I hate Daylight Savings Time, I was happy to sleep another hour this morning. After waking with the dawn I pulled the covers over my head for shelter from the light and arranged the pillows for renewed comfortability. The next forty-five minutes belonged to a blissful slumber. Sleep is the drug. ZZZZZZZZZZZZ. […]

IRISH TWINS by Peter Nolan Smith

Wendell Berry Quote On Food

I once brought a head of broccoli to the counter of a supermarket outside of Poughkeepsie. The young cashier regarded it with an alien’s disgust for earth. “What is it?” “Broccoli.” It’s one of the few words that is the same around the world. “I’ve never seen it before.” She was probably 17. “Have you […]