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Food Advertising

Thursday, August 25, 2011      4 comments

This is something I have thought about for awhile and have finally been motivated to blog about it after seeing similar blogs. Why do advertisers equate unhealthy foods with the "good life", and why does government continue to tolerate it? ... Read more

I am depressed

Wednesday, June 29, 2011      12 comments

There is just no way around it. I have thought long and hard about even writing this, but I have decided to try to let it all hang out while attempting not to be too overbearing. My mother has been with us for about a month now. On many l... Read more

Perfect Cup 2011

Wednesday, June 08, 2011      7 comments

For once, I am not writing about my parents emoticon. Last year I had the opportunity to attend the Perfect Cup... Read more

Mom is home... With me

Sunday, June 05, 2011      3 comments

She came home from rehab on Thursday. After some discussion, it was decided that she would be best off staying with us. Going back home, even with an aide, really is not an option at this point. The only other possibility (which still may hap... Read more


Sunday, May 22, 2011      5 comments

My mother continues to do reasonably well. Exactly how well? It's hard to say. She left the hospital on Tuesday and is now in rehab at Helen Hayes Hospital in Haverstraw, NY. This is further away than I would like. I started a new job in Ne... Read more


Thursday, May 12, 2011      13 comments

My mother had the open heart surgery today. I am very happy to say that she seems to have come through ok!!!! It was originally scheduled for 7:30 am but postponed until 10:30, and I don't think they got started till about 11:00. As a result,... Read more

Twas the Day before Mother's Day

Sunday, May 08, 2011      15 comments

This sums up my visit to the group home that my father moved into this past Monday. They told us not to come so soon. Boy were they right, but my mother really wanted to see him before her heart surgery this coming Thursday. Twas the day ... Read more

The saga continues

Wednesday, April 20, 2011      12 comments

To follow up on my last blog, my mother had an angiogram two weeks ago. About three years ago, she told me that she had a problem with hardening of her aortic valve (calcium). When she blacked out and had the car accident last month, we suspec... Read more

A long overdue update

Thursday, March 31, 2011      14 comments

The purpose of this blog (which will probably be rather lengthy) is to let my friends know what has been going on and why I have more or less gone missing for a few weeks. As some of you know, I have been dealing with issues concerning my... Read more

Perfect Cup - Follow Up

Tuesday, June 15, 2010      5 comments

I actually wrote a long entry after the event and never posted it. Now that the Chicago event is over, I am revising it somewhat. I was very glad I went, and I had a good time. The fitters were extremely efficient, so things moved quite f... Read more

Skinny Cow Perfect Cup Event

Friday, June 04, 2010      5 comments

I am very excited that I will be attending this event on Sunday in New York
n_with_2_skinny_cow_events I did not see the email when I first received it. By th... Read more

Suddenly I See

Friday, May 21, 2010      7 comments

The title of this blog refers to the song by KT Tunstall, also in the opening scene of one of my favorite recent movies, The Devil Wears Prada. It also refers to my epiphany about how different music can improve my workout. About two weeks... Read more

Food Issues (long)

Monday, May 17, 2010      8 comments

WARNING: This blog is very long. I feel like I am making up for lost time. Please do not feel obligated to stay with it. Why is eating such a complicated issue? Why canít we just eat to get nourished and to satisfy our hunger? For ... Read more

My Fall from Grace (literally)

Thursday, February 25, 2010      13 comments

Ok, as they say in I Love Lucy, I have a lot of 'splaining to do. I truly apologize for being MIA and losing my spark. It has been diminished but not extinguished. A lot of the issue is that I have been out of work since December 1. I ha... Read more

Mom's Driving Test

Saturday, October 31, 2009      5 comments

A few times this week I have alluded to some personal problems. I want to let you know what is going on. Also, on the off-chance that anyone has experience with these things, I'd like some advice. Back in June, my 81 year old mother had a... Read more

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