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The Baltimore You See...
Friday, May 01, 2015      13 comments

... is not how we really are. It's TV. They sensationalize. They accentuate the extreme and the newsworthy. Blood sells, sadly. Did Don Henley not have that song called "Dirty Laundry" with the line about getting an interview with the (new)... Read more
Surefire Way Not to Overeat Ethnic Food
Saturday, April 25, 2015      9 comments

Like food? Like ethnic food? Like ethnic food a lot and have problems not over-indulging in all that foreign yummy-ness? I have found the solution for you. Simply stated, you are experiencing the wrong ethnic foods. Take your taste-bu... Read more
Why Someone Would Want to Be Me
Thursday, April 16, 2015      17 comments

Tax Return Day. Our accountant goes to e-file. He cannot because a federal return already has been filed using my SSN. Warning, Will Robinson, this is tax fraud. Worse, it probably is identity theft. ... Read more
Do You Need to Redo Your Spark Goal(s)?
Sunday, April 12, 2015      8 comments

Are you searching for a new and more realistic goal? Have you thought about giving up? Well, this blog is for you. I found a goal that works for a lot of people here. Some of us are really here for health, or as a consequence of doctor'... Read more
Days of Yore
Wednesday, March 25, 2015      15 comments

Summer Camp, 1972. Our bunk of 11-year-old boys goes on a hike and winds up in town. We pool our limited money and find we have exactly, to the penny, enough to spl... Read more
Living Long and Prospering (Perhaps as an Ostrich)
Sunday, March 01, 2015      10 comments

Remember me? This is not about nutrition, exercise, or weight loss. Oh, I need less, more and more respectively. There, it's a Spark blog. With that out of the way... *** In the wake of Leonard Nimoy's recent passing, the Washingt... Read more
I Had a Dream (Too; MLK is Not Alone)
Monday, January 19, 2015      14 comments

In the spirit of MLK Day, I too had a dream. Last night in fact. In my dream, Susan and i own a restaurant. Like many restaurant owners, we're living paycheck to paycheck... Read more
Story of the Green Cheese Ball
Thursday, January 01, 2015      12 comments

As some of you may recall from having read some of my historic Spark blogs, my Dad was a professional chef before I was born. He had gone to culinary school on the GI Bill after World War II. ... Read more
Rules: 1st Annual Sparkpeople Ugly Holiday Sweater Contest
Tuesday, December 16, 2014      8 comments

We've all seen them. We've gotten them. We've given them. Yep; ugly holiday sweaters. Now we have a better use for them: the 1st Annual SparkPeople Ugly Holida... Read more
Ick, Yuck and Blech!
Monday, December 15, 2014      22 comments

Overnight one of my Facebook friends posted that she tried cooking Brussels Sprouts for the first time and that they came out really good. On further research and clicking-thr... Read more
Dicephering Elton John's Lyrics
Saturday, December 13, 2014      18 comments

Ever tried to sing along to Goodbye Yellowbrick Road? Bennie and the Jets? Think you know the words? (without the album liner - that is cheating). ... Read more
Voyeurism at the Gym
Thursday, November 20, 2014      18 comments

First things first, get your filthy mind out of the gutter. This is not a blog about that. Now that we have a basic understanding of what this blog is not about… ... Read more
Poster Boy For Spark (Who Knew?)
Sunday, November 09, 2014      13 comments

Rarely do I trouble myself with the boring minutiae of being a member here, like reading Spark Mail. Today, for whatever reason, I happened to read the latest from the propagandists who get paid to be here: how it is beneficial to exercise in ... Read more
Running For President - At Your and My Expense?
Saturday, November 01, 2014      7 comments

Suppose an incumbent governor of a state (that shall remain nameless) harbors presidential aspirations. Hypothetically speaking, of course. Suppose the citizenry of that state elected him to govern the state, not to run for President. ... Read more
Dear Mr. Keurig:
Friday, October 31, 2014      11 comments

Dear Mr. Keurig: We scientists greatly enjoy your fancy, programmable new coffee-making gizmo in our break room at the office. Caffeine now has mixed with our insatia... Read more

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