Know Thyself; Know Thy Enemy

Government is not reason, it is not eloquent; it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master. -George Washington   George Washington could have said that about a lot of things. There are many things in this world that are fine in certain context, but when it gets out of […]

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Spooky Excuses

And oftentimes, excusing of a fault Doth make the fault the worse by the excuse,– As patches, set upon a little breach, Discredit more in hiding of the fault Than did the fault before it was so patched. –Shakespeare, King John Act IV, SC 2 Halloween is nearly upon us, and I think you all […]

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Of all Tastes, Salt

Can that which is tasteless be eaten without salt? –Job 6:6 To end our three post series on salt, let’s consider why you need more salt if you aren’t eating carbohydrates and find out whether there is any danger of you overdosing on salt if you’re eating real food? The answer to the first question […]

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Death March

The sky is high, the clouds are pale, We watch the wild geese vanish southward. If we fail to reach the Great Wall we are not men. –Mao Zedong (Mount Liupan) Over the last few years I have heard and read a lot of people who insist that exercise is dependent upon carbohydrates to some […]

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I’m Ok, You’re Ok

When dealing with people, remember you are not dealing with creatures of logic, but with creatures bristling with prejudice and motivated by pride and vanity. ― Dale Carnegie Every morning I get a slew of articles on health. I read them when I have time, which unfortunately is not often these days. But today there […]

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American Cuisine

I am proud to be an American. Because an American can eat anything on the face of this earth as long as he has two pieces of bread. -Bill Cosby On my vacation in America, I have learned some very important things. This is my second time to really observe Americans in the wild since […]

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Oh the Humanity!

Diet Coke with lemon…didn’t that used to be called Pledge?  –Jay Leno Not long ago I was at a friend’s house. My friends are pretty typical Americans. They have a large kitchen with two long counters, a normal American-sized fridge and freezer, above- and below-counter cabinets, and a pantry. Here’s what was in them:

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