Emily’s Pepper Grinder Conundrum

Why is it that in most restaurants you have a salt shaker at your table but no pepper pot? More often than not, the waiting staff bring your main course, along with an over-sized pepper grinder and ask if you want black pepper. I like pepper. I might like more pepper as I eat my food, but I cannot have more unless I summon the waiter or waitress. Now salt on the other hand, well too much of it is bad for you we’re told, but you can shake away to your… Read More

Bottled Inspiration by Trevor Plumbly

There are only two options available when your brain isn’t producing anything worth writing about: you can, either (A) flag it and do something else, or, (B) seek inspiration. Being a stubborn sort, I decided that (B) was the way to go. But deciding to seek it and actually finding it caused a problem. Inspiration, I discovered, is bloody elusive. All sorts of important people credit inspiration for paving the way to their fame and fortune. But there’s the rub, they only do this after the event, publicly spouting “I owe it… Read More