Sugar Say, “What?”

April 28, 2011

While I certainly have not generated the sort of buzz caused by the recent New York Times article, Is Sugar Toxic, my recent announcement that I am abstaining from sugar consumption has generated a bit of feedback both on and offline. Enough that it’s worth sharing anyway. First, a bit of clarification is in order […]

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I’ve Clearly Lost My Mind; I’m Giving Up Sugar.

April 22, 2011

Internet buzz abounds regarding the recent New York Times article on sugar. Sporting the inflammatory title, “Is Sugar Toxic”, I couldn’t help but read it. Toxic is a pretty strong word. I looked it up in several dictionaries to be sure, and all the definitions I found used the word poison somewhere. But as we […]

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I Love My Immune System

April 15, 2011

Occasionally my husband buys me books. I love when this happens because he has an uncanny ability to choose books that I would never pick up on my own and yet really enjoy reading. The most recent addition to the collection is At Home: A Short History of Private Life by Bill Bryson. I don’t […]

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Pet Maggots, Really?

April 9, 2011

I love Austin, Texas. Besides being the self-proclaimed live music capital of the world, the city seems to have an endless supply of programs that make me go, “hmmm… maybe I should do that.” This morning at the farmer’s market I encountered the folks from Microbial Earth Farms. Aside from selling stuff that gardeners crave […]

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Las Vegas Vacation- 101

April 7, 2011

I’ve just returned from my 5th trip to Las Vegas. It’s not what you think. My husband had a work conference and I went along for fun. Ok, maybe it is what you think. I admit it, I like the glitz of the Strip. When people who have never been to the Las Vegas Strip […]

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Some Things Do Not Belong Together

March 2, 2011

A culinary expert friend of mine, Sarah, once told me the story of being invited to a colleague’s house for home-brew night. He had two exciting new creations for everyone to share. First on the list was passion flower beer. She reported it to be light and fruity. I believe her quote was, “like spring-time in […]

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Subtle Course Corrections

February 10, 2011

Any of you who have ever met me probably know that my personality isn’t what most people would describe as subtle. And yet, I am a huge fan of subtle. I think the most substantial effects happen in reaction to subtle stimulus. Ironic, isn’t it? I came across a blog entry questioning Is There a […]

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How’s That Cedar Now?

January 20, 2011

The last time I put together a graph like this showing the cedar counts in the Austin area I got feedback that it was pretty useful. Or at least interesting. So I thought I might update it. That incredible spike the week before last coincides with the news coverage on the record cedar levels. You […]

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