Mead, A Short History

Mead has an extensive historic and prehistoric past that is spread across many cultures ranging from the Xhosa of South Africa, where they made iQhilika, a type of mead, to the far snowy reaches of the north where the Finnish, to this day still make sima, a spiced mead for festivities. Romans, Greeks, and the Spanish to name but a …

The Thrill of Losing

I risk money and buy dreams of owning land and building a cabin — the easy way. These dreams slowly turn into ethereal puffs of smoke as I watch the score ticker for the team I bet on fall far behind the team that I did not bet on. Perhaps betting on Korean basketball isn’t my thing? I suppose my luck with Romanian basketball doesn’t translate across the orient.