By the end of this Ed Todd column I really needed a drink.
"Directly from the rain clouds or from streams and springs and cisterns and aquifers and lakes, water alone has the power to truly quench thirst.
Water, which is as free as the wind in Nature, again and again has been doctored up, often sweetened, colored, carbonated to make it effervescent, bottled up, marketed and sold for a handsome price."
Don't miss next week's column on air.
"Air. Breathe deep. Breathe it in. Good, pure, precious air. Air that fills our lungs and gives us life. Air that separates us from the cold dark recesses of outer space, which contains no air, and no water. Air all too often mixed with smoke from yet another one of Ott's damned Marlboros two desks over....."