Oh The Water – Let it run all over me!

It’s good to be back. I haven’t added new content in about 10 days because I have been attending to my Mom, who has been fighting through some health care issues. She is doing much better and my trip to be with her in Youngstown, Ohio, brought me back to the waters of my birthplace. You might think it odd that these waters would strike me so strongly, but they…

Cigars and Water

Time for a lighthearted but scientific look at cigars and water. One of the amazing facts about cigars is that it takes about 70 gallons of water to grow the tobacco required to make 1 standard Churchill-sized cigar. Sounds astounding, doesn’t it? Well it also takes 132 gallons of water to make a 2-liter bottle of soda, and about 500 gallons to make a pair of stone-washed blue jeans. Overall, the…

Water Jackasses

Here we go again. Yet another uneducated report about water. Always we see it: the miles-long line of self-important, albeit well-meaning people wanting to lead the charge to ” SAVE OUR WATER”. Whether it be an individual, activist group, water-filter sales company or in this case a local media outlet. there is always some jackass talking about water while having absolutely no command of the facts. I call these people…