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The Gospel According to Mom: Circa 1934
Sunday, February 03, 2013      15 comments

Four females live together in a postage-stamp size apartment. Mom is the oldest. She is probably somewhere between 50 and 55 years of age and has been a widow for a few ye... Read more
Once More Unto the Breach, My Friends
Friday, February 01, 2013      23 comments

I have lost about 5 pounds in the past 6 months. I had lost about 35 in the previous year. Obviously, I need to rethink what I am doing. In the year where I lost about... Read more
Happy Birthday, P & P!
Monday, January 28, 2013      16 comments

.org.uk/ 200 years ago today! Well-done, Jane! Very well-done! Her nice and meticulous observations of human charact... Read more
Gravy: BLC 21 Weekend Challenge
Sunday, January 27, 2013      15 comments

I've got a blog assignment: How will your life change when you reach your fitness/weight goal? How will you feel? I don't have one precise goal: there is not magic number; no dress size; no goal beyond feeling better. I have 11 prescrip... Read more
Her Majesty's a Pretty Nice Girl!
Saturday, January 26, 2013      17 comments

Amazing or creepy? In turns seductive and knowing and campy. Warm, wise, charming, and fanciful. I don't see a blank slate here. Waggish? Whimsical? Her Majesty has always stirred my imagination. The bizarre animation here adds much nuan... Read more
I Miss You So Much
Thursday, January 24, 2013      31 comments

**** Natalie Christine****, age 80, died on July 29, 2008. Born on January 24, 1928, in Pittsburgh, PA, Natalie was preceded in death by her husband Clarence and daughter An... Read more
Tuesday, January 22, 2013      13 comments

Bounty by Robyn Sarah Make much of something small. The pouring-out of tea, a drying flower's shadow on the wall from last week's sad bouquet. A fact: it isn't summer any more. Say that December sun is pitiless, but crys... Read more
The Inauguration
Monday, January 21, 2013      16 comments

Specimen Days [The Inauguration] by Walt Whitman March 4th.--The President very quietly rode down to the Capitol in his own carriage, by himself, on a sharp trot, about ... Read more
The Sugar Blockers Diet by Rob Thompson, M.D.
Sunday, January 20, 2013      11 comments

I just finished "The Sugar Blockers Diet: The Doctor Designed 3-Step Plan to Lose Weight, Lower Blood Sugar, and Beat Diabetes...." It' s published by Rodale Press a... Read more
The Perfect Health Diet!
Saturday, January 19, 2013      22 comments

This is a negative review and I know that there are people here who like this program. I am writing from the point of view of a diabetic who needs to lose weight and those two points are the main criteria I use when I judge a dietary program. ... Read more
In Which I seek advice...
Friday, January 18, 2013      19 comments

Dear Abby has died, several years after the demise of her twin sister, Ann Landers. When I was about 7 I discovered them and they became seriously important symbol... Read more
Good Dog!
Thursday, January 17, 2013      14 comments

Praise of a Collie by Norman MacCaig She was a small dog, neat and fluid — Even her conversation was tiny: She greeted you with bow, never bow-wow. Her sons stood monumentally over her But did what she told them. Each grew g... Read more
Turkey Love: a poem
Wednesday, January 16, 2013      13 comments

Turkey Love by Kathe L. Palka At the corner of our fenced yard a tom fans his feathers, drops first one barred wing, then the other, sashays before our shed, a blue-faced matador, red wattles swinging as he taunts imagined ri... Read more
I swiped this Meme from GraceMcDog!
Tuesday, January 15, 2013      16 comments

A- Available or Married: Married 40 years; together 43 B- Book: "Hamlet" or "King Lear" C- Cake or Pie: Drake's Cakes D- Drink: Seltzer waters with exotic flavors such as Metromint or Cucumber/Kiwi. No artificial sweeteners; no c... Read more
A Parting of the Dietary Ways with Mr. Greasyjoan
Friday, January 11, 2013      31 comments

Mr. Greasyjoan and I have been cooking and eating together for 43 years. And he had gained 5 pounds since high school. Don't cry for him, Argentina. That's a net gain of about 2 ounces a year. I had gained about 125 since high school. H... Read more

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