Coming of Age

Young Fulani boys in Benin must undergo a whipping battle in which they trade blows with another boy from a different tribe in order to become a man. The sticks they use to whip each other have sharpened points and thorns all over them to maximize the pain they inflict, …

Mmmm… Arsenic.

I received a news flash this morning from Dartmouth announcing an $8 million grant to study the effects of arsenic on children. Really, now? Can’t we just agree that it’s probably not a good combination and leave it at that? Is it really worth spending $8 million to prove that kids, on …

#jaypeakfail

“It was a dark and stormy night” And all was quiet at the trail side condos at Jay Peak. Not a lot of action at 1:22 in the morning. Then, just for shits n’ giggles, the fire alarm decided to go off in #406. Again. Like it had done a …