Big Food is in trouble

Monday, January 25, 2016

  There’s change afoot. It’s not been sudden.  More like the slowly rising tide that you notice only when the barnacle crusted rocks have disappeared from the shoreline. …

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When it pays to procrastinate

Monday, January 18, 2016

Regular readers of this column – at last count there were three of you – have by now noticed a certain ebb and flow to its publication cycle….

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In search of serendipity

Monday, January 11, 2016

Imagine you are running errands some bright, sunny day.  In the course of your rushing about to get things done, morning turns to afternoon and you feel the…

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The amazing health benefits of moderate physical activity

Monday, January 4, 2016

’Tis the season for resolutions. Unlike goals, which lean toward accomplishments (I’m talking to you, all you over-achievers out there), resolutions tend to be about self-improvement. And they…

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Sacrificing what’s important for what’s urgent

Monday, December 21, 2015

There’s a rat hole we occasionally descend – or is it a hell hole – where we abandon logic and reason and purpose, and instead grovel in the…

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What we eat matters

Monday, October 26, 2015

I have chronic kidney disease.  But don’t be alarmed, so do you. In a twist of logic that only the medical community could love, if you have a…

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Happiness is releasing your inner child

Monday, October 12, 2015

There is a couple we know who are inseparable.  They are most often seen shuffling along with stooped shoulders, hand in hand. They have traveled around the sun…

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Lessons learned from a near-death experience

Monday, October 5, 2015

We fuss.  We fret.  We steam.  We stew. We go through the day going about our business.  Then something unexpected happens and we, if not lose it, become…

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The uncoupling of conversation from connecting

Monday, September 28, 2015

There’s a tension between our innate human need for social interaction and the technology we use to enhance that connectivity. Centuries ago the technology that brought us together…

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When things go awry relax, and count your blessings

Monday, September 21, 2015

About midway through a construction project of any consequence you begin to question your sanity. It begins with a quiet unease and slowly spirals into a series of…

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