And Our Flag Was Still There
I just wanted to share this photo a friend sent me that she took from her condo in Boston. She had dozed off in her chair last night and awoke at about 1:30 AM. She looked across the Charles River where MIT is (Massachusetts Institute of Technol... Read more
My heart is sick, and I am shaken by the explosions this afternoon. I was JUST there on Boylston Street on the weekend looking at all the preparations, buying running shoes at the New Balance Store, checking out the special marathon store where ... Read more
What about Exercise?
The American Heart Association has been publishing infographics on how to prevent heart disease. The series called "Life's Simple 7" features a different aspect of life - diet, cholesterol control, smoking, etc.
I like the infographics easy to... Read more
If It Works for Worms...
Here's an interesting article about a study that showed the commonly used diabetes medicine, Metformin, increased the worms' life by a third.
What is more interesting is the potential it shows on preventing or treating obesity and diabetes.... Read more
I want a smaller seat
... to fit into my seat at Fenway Park. I have just gotten tickets to see Paul McCartney there on July 9th. I am psyched! When I was in 8th grade, Paul was my favorite Beatle. I used to fantasize about meeting him and going on a date - the dream... Read more
The Best Part of Easter Dinner
Something must be changing in me because my favorite food at Easter dinner was the lovely watercress! Where I live, it is hard to find; and when it is in the store, it is mushy and unappetizing looking. On Friday, I found a bunch of fresh, flavo... Read more
My Boston - Come walk with me through Back Bay
Whenever I am up in Boston, I like to take a nice long walk with my dog. It's good for both of us! We pretty much use the same route, but I always see something different. Boston's Back Bay is slightly to the west of the downtown area. It has ma... Read more
Which one are you?
Obviously written from an introvert's point of view. I got this from the "Introverts are Awesome" site on Facebook. (not copyrighted)... Read more
Winter versus Spring
I woke up this morning on Cape Cod to some more snow than expected, but it was very pretty. It made the world seem almost black and white.
Those are Canada geese and ... Read more
Something to Ponder
Here's a paragraph from "Mindful Eating" by Jan Chozen Bay, M.D., that I just finished reading. I found this book to be full of wonderful insights that will help me manage my relationship with food in a healthier, happier way. Here it is:
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A friend had bought fortune cookies for her team at work to celebrate Chinese New Year. She offered me one yesterday to help get rid of her leftovers. I told her I wasn't sure I'd eat it, but who can resist reading one's fortune?
I looked up t... Read more
Virgin Veggie Territory
I have always liked vegetables but grew up eating a limited range. My mom was a pretty basic cook and not adventurous in the kitchen. With Spark, I have increased my vegetable consumption; but this year one of my resolves was to try some new veg... Read more
Cape Cod Snow
We had about 3 inches of snow last night. This morning when I got up to walk the dog and shovel, I was struck by how pretty it was out back at first light - trees frosted with snow, the pond lightly iced over, birds swooping in to get seed from ... Read more
Cape Cod Spring
It was so nice out yesterday, I decided to go by a beach after I ran my errands. This is called Bass Hole, or Gray's Beach on the north side of Cape Cod on the bay.
Th... Read more
2011 - Good Loss and Bad, Happy and Sad
So, it's 2012 with the usual new resolve to live healthier, be a better person, challenge myself in new ways, etc., etc. I tend not to look back too much in life, but this past year is different for some reason.
Good losses this year were: ... Read more