In a world full of drugs, our society has given approval to certain substances over others. Heroine is illegal yet nicotine is not. Marijuana is forbidden, alcohol is permitted. Amphetamines are out, yet caffeine is in. So, choosing from the legal options before me, my stimulant of choice is caffeine.

You can imagine my excitement to read that coffee is in fact good for me! In today’s Sydney Morning Herald, (, a US study is quoted as saying that “people who gulp several cups of coffee a day can greatly lower their risk of developing diabetes later in life.”

Feels like time for a coffee, wouldn’t you say? Not that I really needed any excuse…!