Dearest readers,

We have here a momentous occasion: The 10th anniversary of Ask Umbra! Instead of making myself useful by answering a question from one of you today I’ve compiled the 10 most notable moments in Ask Umbra history as I’ve feasted on organic carrot cake. Walk with me for a while — and keep an eye out for further celebrations this week. (We’ll also be dusting off some of our favorite columns from the archives in the coming months — if you have a classic you’d like to see get another moment in the sun, let us know.)

10. My first-ever pearls of wisdom, on fish farming and chemtrails, appeared on April 24, 2002.