For better or for worse (for worse, in my opinion), the local jurisdictions around here have all started pilot programs for various forms of “dockless” mobility device sharing–bikes (some e-bikes) and e-scooters. The dockless bicycle program seems to be much less popular than the e-scooters, at least based on the numbers I’ve seen. Unlike the […]
But in what city?
Mayor Declares Chicago Crime-Free Zone, Criminals Disperse. The article doesn’t say where the Chicago City Council will be meeting.
Maybe they’ll get a waiver.
What My Latest Research on Christianophobia Means, by George Yancey
Today, being the last Sunday before All Saints Day, is the Feast of Christ the King. In the Ordinary Form, it has been moved to the last Sunday of the Liturgical Year, or right before Advent. Pope Pius XI instituted the feast with the encyclical Quas Primas, issued on December 11, 1925. The encyclical discusses […]
Five hundred twenty-five years ago Christopher Columbus discovered America, and brought civilization to the western hemisphere. I hope we can keep it going.
For the last few years I’d been having joint pain that, having taken Latin in high school, I felt competent to diagnose as arthritis. Walking was painful, especially after sitting for a long time.
A couple of weeks ago I happened to read something about turmeric, and then the next day there happened to be some turmeric in the mark-down bin at the local grocery. I bought it, then read more about turmeric and one of it’s active components, curcumin. Since then I’ve been mixing up a half teaspoon of ground turmeric with about a quarter teaspoon of black pepper in a glass of V-8 everyday, and have had no more joint pain. The reduction, really the complete elimination of pain, was pretty dramatic and took less than a week.
It sounds like some people respond to turmeric and some don’t. If you have joint pain, it might be worth trying. The black pepper is said to be necessary to metabolize the curcumin, but I haven’t tried it without.
Remember, I’m just a random guy on the internet. Don’t take medical advice from random guys on the internet.
“In the war between the rose and the mint, the unidentified gourd is winning.” Also worth noting, “It will be interesting to see if it is even edible, since the squash family hybridizes freely, usually with less than palatable results.”
Eclipse Science from XKCD