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What Have You Learned?

Today I learned that:

Sunflowers are “allelopathic” — this means that they release substances inhibiting the growth of other plants. A “banana tree” is not actually a tree, because it doesn’t contain any woody stem. Technically, it’s a big herb! The word “canter” is a shortening of “Canterbury trot,” the less-than-galloping pace at which pilgrims [...]

Necessity is the Mother of Chocolate Dipped Bananas

Yesterday in the early afternoon, I appeared at my daughter’s preschool to pick her up. She ran up to me, gave me a big hug, and then said, “Daddy! Daddy! We’re having a holiday party today! Can we go? Can we go? [repeat six times with jumping].” “Sounds gooooood to meeee,” a preschool teacher standing [...]