Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Fun Food Facts and Missing Blogs

It's been many moons since my last entry. For this, I apologize. I can only say that teaching a second summer session (say that five times fast) was rather taxing. And then Atticus's birthday came along. And now the next semester has begun, but what a lovely, lovely semester it is.

This semester of Honors English Composition is focused on the theme of food. In celebration of this, my students come in to class every Friday with what I call a Fun Food Fact (for Fun Food Fact Friday). Here's a few of the facts we have learned this semester:

* Honey is the only food that never spoils.

* A new trend has begun that involves women eating their placentas post delivery. Go here for more on that subject. Or don't. Your choice.

* Beer has most of the nutrients we need to survive.

* If obesity rates do not change, this generation may be the first generation to have a shorter life expectancy than their parents.

My students and I have only met a few times, so this list is brief. I'll add more as they appear in class.

And I'll try to blog more. And I'll try to be more interesting. No guarantees on either count.

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