I was none to gently reminded today that you can't always eat what passes for food.

I should have known better. I can't drink most of the Sobe products I like because they put echinacea in it. Yes, I'm allergic to Compositae flowers so I should have known better than to buy dandelion jelly. It tasted great but within a couple of minutes, I felt the sizzle in my throat and the heat flash. And, so, I was not a particularly happy camper in church this morning.

Socrates' injunction, "Know thyself. An unexamined life is not worth living," probably belongs in the survival kit along with the Band Aids and Power Bars.