Rum is an everyday spirit, available in various forms from; the clear typical Bacardi versions great for cocktails, to the darker coloured rums more suitable for sipping over ice. Unfortunately, rum's past is not as innocent as some people may realise.
Today, instead of relying on the stalwart white, male, and old authors- let us think of and celebrate wonderful black authors that often go unappreciated outside of the black community.
Let me start by saying there is no way I can do this man justice in just one little blog post. What I can say, simply, is that any kind of development in astrology, astrophysics, astronomy, or astrobiology in the past 50 or so years would have some connection to Carl Sagan.
You can put up your defences- raise your brolly or pop vitamin tablets- but it's only going to delay the inevitable.
Why can't you walk down the street in a bad mood? Life isn't always happy. Why should breast feeding women have to cover up? It is literally the most natural thing in the world. Why should any woman have to go out their way to be pretty?
It's funny how poignant quotes from graphic novels, comics, and cartoons can be. When V for Vendetta was written, from 1988-1989, it accurately reflects the tense atmosphere of the time.
Wednesday Wisdom this week is a quote from "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" by Douglas Adams