Weekly Wanderings

Something To Read

4 Workout Rule I Follow To Look and Feel My Best

“My entire approach to working out can be summed up in four rules:

  • choose consistency over intensity
  • remember that ego is the enemy
  • make progress every week
  • do fun stuff

These rules have adapted over time as I’ve gotten more experienced in the gym, and as I’ve grown older and shifted my priorities.”


Something To Listen To

The Road To Character

“We often lament the loss of good character in our society. There’s a sense that our leaders and even members of our community can’t be trusted to do the right thing and are only out for themselves, the collective good be damned. Why does this sense of moral anomie exist? And what can we do about it?”


Something To Eat

How To Make The Best Breakfast Sandwich with Crispy Corned Beef


Something To Drink

Scotia Scotch Ale from Bosque Brewing 


Something To Try

Offset KB Complex

Things You Should Know: The History of Drinks

Beverages make the world go round.  They have and continue to shape the world.  The five drinks that were popular hundreds to thusands of years ago are still popular today.  Let’s take a look at them.


Beer

Beer was fermented from barley approximately 6,000 years ago by the Sumerians.

It was used to pay people for their work and therefore is known as “the drink of the working man.”


Wine

There is uncertainty to when wine started.  However, there is certainty to it being at least as old as beer or maybe even older.

The difficulty in making and storing wine plus the expense associated with it made wine rise ahead of beer in popularity, especially in religious ceremonies as well as with the wealthier class.


Spirits

Spirits have been sustaining us since the 15th century, starting with European sailors.

Spirits, especially rum, played a major role (maybe more than tea) in the movement for independence by the British American colonies. They were also very important in trading  between African, British, and North American colonies.


Coffee

Coffee started in the Arab world around the 15th century.

It became an alternative to alcohol and really grew in popularity during the 18th century and the Age of Reason.  It was promoted as the drink that “sharpens the mind” making the coffeehouse the place people went to exchange ideas.


Tea

Tea started in China in the 3rd century.

Tea provided energy to the Industrial Revolution of the 18th and 19th century keeping factory workers alert during long hours.  It soon became a popular beverage around cities thanks to its high health benefits.


This is a just a very small snap shot of these five drinks, so if you are interested in diving deeper, I highly recommend you buy a copy of Tom Standage’s great book, A History of the World in 6 Glasses.