February 27, 2014: Today is International Polar Bear Day, and I have to admit, I’ll never again think of a polar bear without thinking of the TV show Lost. Man, I miss that show. I’ve always really enjoyed the weird ones — Twin Peaks, Wonderfalls, and The Middleman, among many others — and Lost was definitely weird. For National Chili Day, perhaps I’ll try out chili in our new slow cooker. I only just got my first one for Christmas, after forty-plus years without. And I’m simultaneously delighted to have it, and kicking myself for not having bought one before.