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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Mass Confusion

Only a fool would discount his doctor’s opinion: and only a fool would do whatever his doctor told him without wise consideration.

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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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More and More Recipes

 Nothing would be more tiresome than eating and drinking if God had not made them a pleasure as well as a necessity. –Voltaire Hungry? I am, so let me tell you about the dinner I had last night.

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A Tale of Traveling

Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one’s lifetime. –Mark Twain So now I am out of Asia and back in America, […]

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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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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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