Patrick M. Ohana
A medical writer who reads and writes fiction and some nonfiction, although the latter may appear at times like the former. All my stories (over 2,200 pieces) will be available on shakespearesshoes.blog.
How Not to Fall in Love
What a strange thought! I thought, when this thought came to mind. You too may have thought thus. Who would not want to fall in love? Perhaps anyone who perceives its pitfalls. Love is a famous feeling full of food for thought, yet always famished. We all know about love’s merits, including All you need is love and the Bard’s Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind, and therefore is winged Cupid painted blind. We could create an encyclopedia of love quotes and thoughts, and keep adding to it as we find more and keep wishing for even more.
You do not have to be vegan or vegetarian to consume this salad since it is universal, actually only for Earthlings, except for trees. I doubt that they would like this salad since it would be somewhat cannibalistic on their part if they do. We have known the feel, taste, and fill of human meat throughout our history during lean times and when it was believed to contain one’s essence and strength. These facts always amazed me. How ignorant were we? How keen on bloody flesh and licking bones were our not-so-remote ancestors? Brainless cannibals breathed after each bite in the last century, notwithstanding the demented variety who had their freaking minutes of fame. Hannibal Lecter was just the cinematic version. But this recipe is for a tree salad, not a human one. I have no recipe for human flesh, except to kiss, lick, and bite it when in love.
The Impact of Sardine Consumption on Portuguese Longevity
Abstract Over the past nine millennia, people living in Lusitania, which now encompasses the modern nation-state of Portugal, have been consuming sardines. The Portuguese, both men and women, tend to live longer when extraneous factors are taken out of the equation. Several studies have presented data in support of the sardine consumption-longevity dyad. In the present study, 200 Portuguese and 200 Canadians of Portuguese ancestry were assessed for their sardine consumption habits. It was hypothesised that those consuming more sardines will tend to live longer than those consuming fewer sardines or none, and that expected gender differences pertaining to longevity would be eliminated. While both hypotheses can only find definite support following the postponed demise of the entire sample of 400 individuals in the many years to come, preliminary results seem to offer support in both cases.
“God Only Knows”
The following is a story — probably not a true story — that may have been told by an Auschwitz survivor. It goes like this. God and Satan have an unscheduled meeting around the beginning of 1944, over 56 years before their usually scheduled meeting at the start of each century. Satan calls the meeting, flabbergasted by the sheer enormity of the carnage going on in the death camps, especially Auschwitz.
I Will Love You for 24,000 Years
In 2013, news appeared about a newly found world, nicknamed “Einstein’s planet”, that orbits its star every 36 hours. It is located around 2,000 light-years from Earth in the Cygnus constellation. Since a year is so short on this planet, any intelligent life must be very brilliant.
Two Souls in Love
Once upon a time, in some specific recess of the Cosmos, two souls perceived one another, stroke their lights against each other, and fell in love. Their amour deepened beyond any known measure, steering them to promise each other, by sparkling endlessly, to meet again following their impending separation.
- Top Story - February 2024