Moonshine, Outhouses, and the Art of Conversation

      If you’re like me, you end up in conversations with complete strangers every time you tear yourself from the computer and venture out. Last week I had a doctor’s appointment. As I was waiting for the nurse, I got into a conversation with someone about how the crazy weather in Mobile, hot one day — freezing the next, has made it almost impossible to get rid of winter colds and bugs. I told this person that when I was a kid, my grandmother kept a bottle of…