Where Did Summer Go?

Jathan Fink

With Labor Day around the corner, Jathan wonders, “Where did summer go?” (Photo by Jathan Fink, Jadeworks Entertainment)

Hi Everyone,

It hardly seems possible that Labor Day is almost here once again. Didn’t summer just start? It’s been a crazy busy season for me though spent writing, doing lots of great work with my favorite charities, and yes, squeezing in as much time in the pool as possible. Read more of this post

Debunking the Myth of the ‘Five Second Rule’ [POLL]

Five Second Rule

Sixty-five percent of American families implement the ‘five second rule,’ the belief that if food dropped on the floor is picked up within five seconds, germs don’t touch it. (Photo courtesy mek22/Flickr)


My wife  always told me that I’m a bit of a spermatophobe (Spermatophobia  is the phobia of germs, not sperm.) I readily agree. There are some things I just won’t do, no matter how silly she thinks I am. But now there is a scientific study that backs me up! Read more of this post

My Life as a Food Critic

Food Critic Ego in Ratatouille


Recently, I was surprised when someone told me that I don’t really seem like a food critic. I didn’t take offense. I knew what they meant. Read more of this post