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Children, parents, meals and discipline
Saturday, February 04, 2012      11 comments

There is a wonderful article today in the Wall Street Journal's Review section about "Why French Parents are Superior". We can all debate that, of course, but one of the points that struck me is that children are taught from birth the concept o... Read more
Stress in Retirement
Tuesday, January 31, 2012      10 comments

I know, it sounds impossible. When I first stopped working I was terrified: What would I do with my time? What would get me out of bed in the morning? What would shape my life, give me purpose? Well, like most retirees, it wasn't long before ... Read more
Look Long
Tuesday, December 27, 2011      11 comments

One of the things I learned riding my motorcycle is to make sure to always look long. If you stare at the pothole thinking it will make it easier to avoid it, you WILL hit it. You and your bike will always head toward where your eyes are point... Read more
I LOVE TO EAT!! Is that so bad?
Saturday, December 24, 2011      8 comments

Today I am frantically preparing a feast for 17 people, and all the food will be fabulous! And I intend to enjoy every bite!! Of course, it won't be as many bites as it might have been at one time, and it won't include as many foods as it did ... Read more
Overly Optimistic Thinking
Friday, December 23, 2011      7 comments

I have been reading a couple of books about people's tendency to be overly optimistic about their abilities to do something, and about the world in general. No one ever thinks the house will burn, or the hurricane will hit THEIR home, and tend... Read more
Dealing with temptation
Monday, December 12, 2011      7 comments

I just finished a great book by Stuart Vyse called "Going Broke". It is an economic and sociological discussion about why we spend, but also discusses why we succumb to any temptation. He talks about what we want in the immediate future vs wha... Read more
Christmas Cookies??
Wednesday, December 07, 2011      10 comments

I notice that Spark's Recipe of the Day each day so far in December has been cookies. The serving sizes are one or at most two cookies. ONE OR TWO COOKIES??? What world are they living in??? If I could eat one cookie, I'd never have gain... Read more
Enjoy Trigger Foods?????
Wednesday, November 30, 2011      8 comments

One of Spark's news articles today was about how you shouldn't "deny" yourself trigger foods. Problem is, by definition if they are "trigger foods" they will pull the trigger on a full on binge. I had to find out what those triggers were and a... Read more
Words of Wisdom from Alton Brown
Thursday, November 03, 2011      9 comments

My father was a chemist, and some of my best memories of growing up were after dinner, when we'd push the dishes aside and he'd start explaining something and writing equations all over the napkins. An hour would disappear into his stories. Al... Read more
I'm a Grandma again!!
Saturday, October 22, 2011      10 comments

Azad Ahuluwalia Gohn was born by caesarian section last night at 2:30: He was 7lbs 11oz, 20 3/4 inches long. He has his mother's black hair and we can't yet tell his eye color, but they aren't his father's blue eyes. ... Read more
Eating Less Does Not Lead to Gaining Weight
Sunday, October 16, 2011      9 comments

Last December my husband had what turned out on the MRI to be his second stroke. Three days I sat in the hospital with him dealing with doctors and tests. Then 3 weeks after his stroke he fell and broke his leg. Three more days in the hospita... Read more
I don't get it
Monday, October 10, 2011      7 comments

I have never written a blog before but I don't know where else to talk about this. Spark has those Food Showdown emails where they compare two foods (mostly that I've never heard of) and tell you which one has the lower calorie count. They... Read more

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