Saturday, March 12, 2022
You’ve reached The Armadillo Files. Yes, I’m a little late, but I’m happy you’re here.
Random Reader Things
A few weeks ago, Olga Núñez Miret commented that the cave reminded her of “Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves.” A tickle began in the back of my mind. A week or so later, she remarked that she still thought of Ali Baba when she read about the cave. By then, the mental tickle grew into a prod. I told Olga that I wanted to use it in three things, and asked her for two more. This episode features those things: Ali Baba, mint cakes, and metronome.
Tidbits of Truth
Olga specified what she meant by “mint cakes.” Kendal Mint Cakes, dating to 1869, were rather like the energy bars we have today. Although most of the “energy” appears to…
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