Absence Makes the Heart Grow Fonder

I wasn’t there. Sometimes that’s the best place to be. ― Marty Rubin Folks, I’ve been gone an awful long time; and if you were missing this blog, then you are probably the only one. I had an enormous writing project I’ve been working on the last couple years, and in the blaze of its […]

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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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Results

Common sense and a sense of humor are the same thing, moving at different speeds. A sense of humor is just common sense, dancing. ― Clive James I would like to explain to you today the results of my personal test of the Resistant Starch Craze. I wrote about this starch in this post, which […]

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Where Angels Fear to Tread

Experience never errs; it is only your judgments that err by promising themselves effects such as are not caused by your experiments. –Leonardo DaVinci If you read any news from the low-carb/Paleo sort of world, you can’t help but have been assaulted recently by all the screaming about resistant starch. It’s the New Big Thing. […]

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The Hamster Wheel–Specifics

When it comes to eating right and exercising, there is no “I’ll start tomorrow.” Tomorrow is disease. – V.L. Allinear In the last post we talked about the book Body by Science. If you read it or are thinking about doing so, you might be left with one last question: “That all sounds great, and […]

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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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The Good, the Bad and the Ugly I

There’s a patch of old snow in a corner That I should have guessed Was a blow-away paper the rain Had brought to rest. It is speckled with grime as if Small print overspread it, The news of a day I’ve forgotten — If I ever read it. –Robert Frost There’s good, bad and ugly […]

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