Sunday Night Check-In: A Michigan Summer’s Bounty

It was hot yesterday. It was Louisiana hot. I got out in the morning but opted to spend the afternoon inside in the AC washing clothes, cooking, and basically getting my chores done. I made some homemade mouthwash with essential oils and baking soda mixed with water. I love it. It’s simple and refreshing and […]

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The Quest for Local Food

Pawpaw was a farmer. He toiled away at Exxon for his lifelong career and pension, but his passion was growing things. One afternoon I watched with horror as his little shed containing his collection of farming tools burned to the ground. It may have been the only time I ever saw him cry. But the […]

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A Sampler of Marionberry Cobbler: Lincoln City OR

We had a free night in the writing workshop in Lincoln City. My new friends Jill and Jeanie and I decided to head out to the Wild Flower Grill for dinner. The lovely little remodeled Victorian sat next to a pretty little bayou (Do they call them bayous in Oregon?). I didn’t think to ask […]

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The Nutrition Experiment: Learning

I’m now a couple of months into my Precision Nutrition program. I am routinely checking my email first thing in the morning for my “nutrition lesson” and attempting to complete my assigned “habit” each day. I don’t think I have lost an ounce. At the same time, I don’t think I’ve gained an ounce either. […]

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A Winding Path of Improvement: Nutrition

I have good days and bad days. A great month is followed by a nutritional disaster. I rave about my success getting off sugar and then plummet into despair over yet another lapse in my good eating habits. I have learned that eating healthy is not a straight-line journey. It’s a twisting, turning path that […]

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Listening to my Body

I started Jessica’s Fit Camp this week. I realized last year with my long distance running that my body is just not as strong as it used to be. Of course, there are times in my life when I’ve been stronger due to more focus on strength training, but my overall strength is starting to […]

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Sunday Night Check-In: Running, Blueberries and Open Windows

When I got off work Friday it was 70 degrees. I was so damn happy that I decided to wait until the evening to run. I packed up Ashok and headed to Grand Mere to try out my new trail running map supplied by the retired cross-country coach on our backpack last weekend. It did […]

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Running Season, More Coffeehouses and Sunshine

On Friday someone mentioned it was supposed to be sunny all weekend. I checked my weather app, and they were right. It’s hardly spring with temps in the 20s-40s and snow in the forecast, but the sun shining in the sky is a reason to celebrate. I got up Saturday morning early to get a […]

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Yumming on Yummly

Whirlpool bought a tech company named Yummly. Why would we need a tech company? Well, Yummly happens to be a virtual recipe collection app. And, think about it. We make kitchen appliances. What do you do on kitchen appliances? You cook food. And how do you know how to cook food? You look for recipes. […]

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That First Bite is the Sweetest

Today’s Daily Prompt is “bite”.  Why is it that the first bite of food is always the best? Maybe I’m hungrier. It could be a supply/demand sort of thing. Scientists also say that the pleasure centers in our brain register the pleasure of food or any addictive substance even before we consume it. For an […]

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