Two ideas about dementia grabbed my husband’s attention recently. I want to bring both of them to you.
As an aging Boomer, the title of Michael Kinsley’s book speaks volumes: Old Age: A Beginners Guide.
Here’s a quick excerpt that appeared in Parade magazine:
“I begin with the assumption that, as age cohorts go, boomers...Read more
Every once in awhile I give you a little personal update on me. Unfortunately, this one is not so great.
I have a slipped disc in my back. L4/L5 is the location.
This happens to be the most frequent disc slippage location for all sufferers of this malady.
I didn’t fall. No accident of any kind.
My back is just defective. Something I ...Read more
My mom never had trouble getting me to eat my vegetables; except those times when she served lima beans. I hated lima beans. I thought they were so disgusting to chew, that I’d swallow them like pills. I flushed them down with milk. My family believed in the “Clean Plate Club.” You didn’t leave the table without eating everything on your...Read more
Enjoy this previously published Zola classic.
Going gluten free is all the rage right now with urban and rural hipsters. So many are jumping on the bandwagon; especially the young. Don’t they realize how they are being manipulated?
Step back to the 80s and I was in the same boat. I fell into a similar food ...Read more
On my only trip to Italy I learned an important lesson. When it comes to food, it’s not how creative you can be but how authentic.
While we traveled around, I kept looking for the Italian restaurants that would serve what I referred to as “modern Italian”. I wanted crazy, creative Italian food and I thought I was in the mecca of Italian ...Read more
When I was 34 years old (25 years ago), I had a very bad day that lead to more than four bad months.
I’m going to tell you a shortened version of the story. I could tell you the long story because even 25 years later I remember it like it was yesterday, but I want to get to some new information I want to share as soon as possible.
This story...Read more
I was one of seven children. I was fifth in line, so I was sort of buried in the middle of the gang.
When I was a little kid, our dental appointments were prompted by our birthday. If you turned a year older, it meant it was time for a dental appointment.
I can vaguely remember that when I was six, the family dentist died about 2 weeks before ...Read more
I started dieting at age 12. Some of you may know that already.
I know now that 12 years old is too early to go on a diet. At the time, I was worried because I was going to be in my big sister’s wedding and I was afraid of what I’d look like in the pictures. Even then I knew that ‘wedding pictures are forever.” I look at those pictures ...Read more
Lucifer's SonSergey Mavrodi
The runaway best seller in Russia is now available in English. Compared favorable to Dean Koontz, Stephen king and Bram Stoker, Mavrodi's masterpiece draws the reader into the dark forces that besiege mankind. Lucifer is busy doing what he does best - that is tempting ...
Did You Say...I Can Eat More Carbs!?
I have to admit. I’ve been keeping a secret.
I have had good reason to keep the secret, and that is, there wasn’t much data out, and I didn’t want to send you down a rabbit hole unprepared for the results.
I’ve been harping over the years on how bad for you the “white stuff is.” Bread, ...Read more
If it’s not good to mix religion with politics, how about politics and food?
I rarely buy an issue of Us Magazine but I was attracted to the cover this week. The headline, “25 Things You Don’t Know About Me,” featuring presidential candidate, Hillary Clinton.
The most interesting thing I learned in the article is that Hillary Clinton ...Read more
There are 77 neighborhoods in Chicago. They each have a name. They all have a history. And they all have their own, unique charm. 2.7 million people call these neighborhoods home.
Speaking of home…we have a new one. We also have new offices.
We moved to a Chicago neighborhood called Ravenswood and both our home and office are located on ...Read more
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Last Saturday was the first time I saw a commercial for a body lotion specifically designed for people with Type 2 diabetes. I didn’t realize Type 2 diabetics need special lotion. I suspect they really don’t; that regular lotion will do, but this gives the lotion company another unique element to draw you to buy their lotion instead of ...Read more