• ScienceTyrion Lannister pictured with a carafe of wine, clearly saying something witty.

    Cover Letter Requesting Employment at Tyrion Lannister’s Winery

    To Lord Tyrion Lannister of Meereen, advisor to Daenerys Stormborn, The Unburnt; Queen of the Andals, the Rhoynar, and of the First Men Queen; Queen of Meereen; Khaleesi of the Great Grass Sea; Breaker of Chains and Mother of Dragons: I am writing to offer my services as oenological consultant to your recently announced project, The Imp’s Delight. You mentioned…

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    The Myth of the Altruistic Organic Industry

    My recent piece, “Why this Mom Boycotts Organic and Will Never Shop at Whole Foods” garnered quite a bit of social media feedback ranging from reverence to hatred. Critical thinkers and parents appreciated the post exposing misconceptions about the organic industry. Yet others accused me of poisoning my children, being an industry shill disguised as a mother, and called me…

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    TJ Wine’s Dirty Secret Ingredient: Mouse Bits

    CN: Spiders; bees; small and quickly darting animals Note: The image above, taken by me, is from a winery mentioned in the post that practiced exemplary sorting methods. However, I’ve visited and helped out for a few hours on many, many other wine farms. The following examples of animal encounters in the vineyard are, like everything I write in this series unless…

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