Posts in the ‘Musings’ Category

On Banning Big Bad Beverages

When the news broke that New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg proposes to ban the sale of sugary beverages larger than 16 ounces, I just shook my head and sighed. Seriously? As a registered dietitian, I have a major passion for food, nutrition and human health, but this kind of thing is spoiling my pleasure, ticking

This Being Human

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2011   This Being Human   Not only can I not think of anything worth writing about, but I’m in a mood and want to spare you, dear reader, from the angst that will surely infect my writing. So, instead of my biweekly blog post, I’ll share the wise words of Rumi,

Our Own Little World

MONDAY, MAY 4, 2009   Our Own Little World   A few months ago, several of my daughter’s friends stayed overnight. During breakfast the next morning, one friend remarked how surprised she was to learn that the basement floor was concrete, not stone tile. I explained the faux paint technique I had applied to the

Time to Move On?

TUESDAY, APRIL 21, 2009   Time to Move On?   As the boat glided down the Pere Marquette River, steam slowly lifted off the water and vanished into the chilly morning air. Suddenly, we heard a strange banging sound. It sounded like a crazed maniac hitting a metal pie plate with a spoon. “That’s a

Listen Until I Don’t Exist

SUNDAY, APRIL 12, 2009   Listen Until I Don’t Exist   Think about the implications of this phrase for a few moments before reading on: “Listen until I don’t exist.” Consider how closely and carefully you must listen to someone until everything else falls away and you’re not thinking of anything else (especially not yourself).

Attitude of Gratitude

MONDAY, MARCH 23, 2009   Attitude of Gratitude   Photo: My dad, me (~ 5 years old) and my sister, Kim (~ 4 years old). “Count your blessings.” “Be thankful for small favors.” “Gratitude is the best attitude.” The wisdom of these age-old sayings is being substantiated by recent research. Studies show that people who feel

Take It Slow

MONDAY, JUNE 9, 2008   Take It Slow   “Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.“ -Ralph Waldo Emerson This weekend I met people who move slower than I do. When I told my husband this, he said, “So. They were going backwards.” Actually, they moved the way nature intended: At an even keel.

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