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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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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Let Thy Food Be Thy Medicine

The art of medicine consists of amusing the patient while nature cures the disease. ― Voltaire I was going to write about salt today, but before I could sit down and do so, I found an interesting article. Two actually. One is from the New York Times, the other from the LATimes. We’ll start on […]

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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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Reading For Fun and Profit

Literature is a textually transmitted disease, normally contracted in childhood. ― Jane Yolen It’s not actually books I have to recommend to you today, but interesting news in the world of science and nutrition. I’ve been sick, you’ve been sick, we’re all busy. So when you have a few minutes to relax, have a look […]

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Stuff and Bother

It was the year my Aunt Clara went to visit her cousin. Now, her cousin was not only gifted on the glockenspiel, but being a screech owl, also sang soprano in the London Opera. –Owl The long silence has been due to illness. I got the flu and it was just too much to blog […]

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Experimental Fun

While you are experimenting, do not remain content with the surface of things. –Ivan Pavlov In the last post you’ll perhaps recall our Calorie Math™ conundrum. I had exercised about 400 calories worth and then eaten over 2,800 calories that day. Despite being told that I should eat 1,300ish calories to lose a pound in […]

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