Dairy, Dairy, Quite Contrary

Eat butter first, and eat it last, and live till a hundred years be past. –Old Dutch proverb What to do about dairy? Some people love it, some people hate it, everyone wants it on pizza. Vegans won’t touch it while Paleos claim it’s too new a food to safely eat. Some are sure it […]

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Fallout II

There are 10 types of people in the world: those who understand binary, and those who don’t. –Unknown After the catastrophe that was yesterday’s loss of all my writing (catastrophe to me; relief to some.) I am going to try again on the subject of idiocy that gets thrown about over the holidays.

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No Hospitality For Trouble

You can’t keep trouble from coming, but you don’t have to give it a chair to sit on.  –New England Proverb When I was visiting Brother #3 in this summer he asked me: Is there anything your magic diet doesn’t help with? We both laughed–it was meant in jest, and he himself had seen some […]

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Sång till Norden

Ensam är stark. “Alone is strong.”  –Swedish Proverb Forgive the long silence. I cracked my head on a wall last week and writing has been difficult till now. My favorite Swedish proverb is actually Det finns inget dåligt väder, bara dåliga kläder. “There is no bad weather, only bad clothing.” However there’s no doubt that […]

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The Whole Bag

Because I have been overweight for over 30 years I have heard and (mostly) read thousands of people in slimming magazines, on problem pages and in person talk about food addictions and cravings and bingeing. And in all those anecdotes, I have never heard of anyone bingeing on meat, fish, eggs or green veggies.  –”curviest” […]

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Party Like It’s Legal

Birthdays are good for you. Statistics show that the people who have the most live the longest. ― Larry Lorenzoni It’s been a little silent because on Monday I got a concussion. This was unfortunate, as I’m entering “birthday week,” that time of year that exists in nearly every school, office or family, in which […]

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The Taft Way

No real gentleman weighs more than 300 pounds. –William Howard Taft It’s been all over the news the last few days: William Howard Taft, our 27th president and later supreme court justice, struggled with his weight just like you and me, the lowly peons, do.

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