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Cooking: Variations on a Theme

Friday, November 30, 2012      3 comments

emoticon By popular request (two people), here are some more meal ideas. I can't call them "recipes" because ... Read more

Grilled Eggplant

Friday, November 23, 2012      4 comments

The first step in making eggplant is buying eggplant (unless you are lucky enough to grow your own in a place that is warm enough to allow a long growing season). Purchasing an eggplant takes skill. An eggplant can be bitter. There are s... Read more

Thoughts --- Veggies & Cooking Disclaimers

Friday, November 23, 2012      2 comments

This is for Fran who said she would like to add more veggies to her day and she needs ideas. When I prepare an "interesting" veggie or when I prepare a veggie in an "interesting" way, I will do my best to try to remember and blog about it. ... Read more

Feaster Five Race Results

Friday, November 23, 2012      3 comments

My walk to run coach shared some words of wisdom before race day 2009. She said to remember there are race day factors out of your control like the weather and crowds and other unexpected variables; therefore, don't count on finish time goals ... Read more

Spark Radio

Friday, November 16, 2012      6 comments

emoticon Something new! Spark Radio --- a new way to hear upbeat messages AND get some Spark Points. Y... Read more

Feaster 5

Sunday, November 11, 2012      6 comments

I am now signed up for the local turkey day race. My 6th year. I opt for the 5 mile route and can't help but smile when the masses take the left about a mile into the course for the 5K route. The 5M is MY race. I chose the 5K in 2... Read more

Stay safe --- short days!

Sunday, November 04, 2012      10 comments

emoticon Shorter days with less light catch me by surprise every year! It gets dark so early! This year m... Read more

Emergency food?

Sunday, October 28, 2012      10 comments

I posted a version of this to the Vegetarian group. I'd appreciate ideas. Hurricane? Blizzard? What do you keep on hand for emergency food? Hurricane Sandy is just beginning to bring rain and wind to my neighborhood but nothing EX... Read more

Papaya Praise

Monday, September 24, 2012      7 comments

I had the good fortune of buying a ripe papaya. I will never understand the reasons supermarkets discount ripe fruit and display them on the "crap rack". It seems like they could charge a premium for really ready to eat fruit but I will co... Read more

Back after a short break ...

Monday, September 10, 2012      5 comments

Metabolism reset? Muscles "get used to" routine? Fact or myth? I'm going to find out for myself because I'm back moving after a break. It's interesting that my pace, and distance are the same as before. But 7 miles felt sooooooo ... Read more

100 Summer Days and Challenges

Saturday, August 11, 2012      6 comments

This summer it's been HOT. Record-breaking HOT. And humid. With unexpected downpours. And thunder. But I kept with the Sparky program. Because I had extra motivation in the form of my Sparky friends cheering me onward, sharing.... Read more

Ch-ch-changes and of high school reunions

Saturday, August 11, 2012      4 comments

I can hear the background music to my life and it's the voice of David Bowie. The lyrics to his songs always seem to fill in the gaps when normal words won't do. Today I hear: Ch-ch-changes Pretty soon now you're gonna get older Ti... Read more

Dessert Debate

Saturday, July 07, 2012      10 comments

We are going to visit with cousins who recently moved back to the area. As usual for this kind of get-together, I asked what I could bring. I was asked to bring dessert. The internal debate started. I thought about a watermelon.... Read more

What's Your Exercise Personality?

Sunday, July 01, 2012      5 comments

What's Your Exercise Personality? Written by Jennipher Walters, Certified Personal Trainer It's hard to categorize any one person, but when it comes to exercise, there are some defining personality traits that could affect your workouts a... Read more

Exercise Progress

Tuesday, June 19, 2012      9 comments

My blog of June 4 was a time for me to reflect on my exercise progress. When I was young, I never took part in "exercise". There was no "progress" to measure. I walked if I felt like it but I didn't "walk". Running was not an optio... Read more


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