For most of the 1990’s I wrote a biweekly column for the Anchorage Daily News. My best effort was an analysis of the political impact of the invention of beer. New research had just been published showing that ancient man invented beer 20,000 years ago. This gave me the idea of imagining the political impact of the discovery. The old issues of the Daily News aren’t online, but here’s a link to an Australian blog that put it on the internet.
A lot of people were inspired by my article, and wrote versions of their own, some of which went viral. It’s flattering, but I’m never given any credit. So I’m taking it.