Ben Guerrero

Shoe tree

I remember reading an article about toxoplasmosis. This is parasitic disease that can be very dangerous to pregnant women, can cause flu-like symptoms in all wh...

Lazy bones

I am the laziest person in the world. It takes me a lot of effort to switch off the television, get off the couch, and do what has to be done. As I sit here ...

Cutting edge

I learned at my first restaurant job the value of a good, sharp knife. My job was to carve slabs of prime rib off a colossal roast. I had to aim for a certa...

Corny

I read Michael Pollan’s “The Omnivore’s Dilemma” when everyone else did, and I recommend it highly. He talks about corn so much that there are pages within ...

Helpless

The sound of a cardboard box bounces off the porch. Sometimes it is in the form of an impossible to open plastic envelope. Depending on my level of obsessio...
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Here’s Johnny!

Those of us who read Stephen King’s novel “The Shining” may recall the main reason Jack Torrance and his family was holed up in the big, haunted hotel, was to m...