The Ball Keeps On A ‘Rollin

Receipt for the Celebrated Mrs. Burns’ Stewed Oysters, Philadelphia, PA: 75 oysters parboiled and stewed, then add 3 pints of cream, 3/4 pound of best butter; season with cayenne pepper and salt to taste. –Colonial Receipt Book: Celebrated Old Receipts used a century ago by Mrs. Goodfellow’s Cooking School; also Famous old Creole and Moravian […]

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Get the Ball Re-Rolling With An Easy One

Most people don’t know why they’re doing what they’re doing. They imitate others, go with the flow, and follow paths without making their own. –Derek Sivers Today, I have in my home five workmen drilling holes through various walls in an attempt to rig a fix to an enormous plumbing leak. The apartment I rent […]

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Practice Makes Perfect

I go running when I have to. When the ice cream truck is doing sixty. – Wendy Liebman We spend a fair amount of time on this blog looking at the illogicality of bad science. Let’s practice again today, shall we?

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More Fun With Nutritional Insanity

We have not overthrown the divine right of kings to fall down for the divine right of experts. –Harold MacMillan This morning I opened my news feed, then ran to get my shotgun. My barrel of fish had arrived. This headline was purportedly about cancer, not about nutrition, but you’ll see if you read it […]

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Bringing Good Cheer

Now grocer’s trade Is in request, For plums and spices Of the best Good cheer doth with This month agree, And dainty chaps Must sweetned be. Mirth and gladness Doth abound, And strong beer in Each house is found. Minc’d pies, roast beef With other cheer And feasting, doth Conclude the year. –”Poor Robin” 1677 […]

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Yoiks and Away!

  –Daffy Duck   I keep meaning to write about salt, and then I see insanity like what I’m about to share with you today. I feel constantly compelled to write about it lest someone be fooled. Of course, no one is actually reading my blog and thousands of people are reading these articles, so […]

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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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