5 Historical Attempts to Ban Coffee
Sweden: Banned! (Death by coffee?! Speaking as an expat Minnesotan, this has me scratching my head.)
Prussia: Discouraged. (Think about that for a minute.)
Italy: But for Pope Clement VIII, Italy might have banned coffee. (Yes, his record on matters concerning the Jews wasn’t enlightened, thereby proving he was a man of his time.)
(via Mental Floss)
Courtesy of Sharkia on bandcamp.
A little Oud goes a long way and this is really wonderful stuff. Enjoy.
(via @YoavSegal on twitter.)
I’m on a bit of a blogging hiatus until further notice (hopefully nearing the end of it).
Welcome to all the new subscribers. Feel free to check out my archives or read a random post until a new one arrives. We’ll have lots to catch up on.
It was a pleasant surprise to discover this week that bandcamp includes a shortcode for use on WordPress.com. (hat tip to the always musical @HarryR)