Did you know that a penny placed on the railroad track will derail the entire train?  I have heard this nugget of information (and believed it) for most of my youth.  After all, if so many people were saying it, it had to be true... right?  A very dangerous experiment, Yet kids and even adults … Continue reading Derailed

A beautiful lie

Foxglove is a beautiful flower that graces the most cultured gardens, shaming the more demure plants  with its  gorgeous trumpet shaped fuschia petals.   Or is It? Actually foxglove is an invasive weed whose entire structure is poisonous. Digitalis, the chemical found in foxglove can kill children, pets and even adults. Children are drawn to … Continue reading A beautiful lie