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08.09.13: Don’t Make Any Big Decisions on Bananas and Skim Milk Day

We went on vacation.  It was a wonderful vacation.  It had been four years since we went on a real vacation, and it was well-deserved.  We spent time with good friends and we enjoyed ourselves.  Then, we went on a … Continue reading

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02.26.13: Why I Took Last Friday Off

I’m fully aware of, and okay with, the fact that even though this journey to better health is a rerun (of sorts) for me, I’ll still make mistakes.  My goals have been (a) not to make the same mistakes I … Continue reading

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01.18.12: On Paula Deen and Personal Responsibility

Folks sure are acting self-righteous about the whole “Paula Deen has Type II Diabetes” story.  The derisive snickers and the serves-her-right clucks have gotten on my last nerve, and it’s my turn to have a say. After years of consuming … Continue reading

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12.29.11: On Starting, Stopping, Backsliding, Cheating, and Forgiving

Based on that title, if I didn’t know better, I’d think that this piece was about a relationship.  And in a way, I am writing about a relationship – my relationship with myself, or My Self. I am very, very … Continue reading

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12.15.11: New Year, New You (har de har har)

The holidays happen every year, at about the same time.  Yet every year, we profess to be surprised by them.  We’re blindsided, as if we’ve never had to buy a bunch of presents for a bunch of people before, or … Continue reading

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04.01.11: Food Dyes and Hyperactivity

1 April 2011 I’ve been eyeballing the FDA hearings on food dyes and hyperactivity in kids.  It appears that they’re not going to take action (because it’s the government’s job not to take action until things get really, really bad).  … Continue reading

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03.25.11: Living in the Procrastination Nation.

25 March 2011 Procrastination is near-universal, and it’s an incredibly powerful force.  But wait, how can you call something that’s essentially inaction a “force?”  It’s the opposite of a force.  But that’s just how powerful it is. Simple physics, baby.  … Continue reading

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