Category Archives: health

“This Old Man: Life in the nineties” by Roger Angell

Check me out. The top two knuckles of my left hand look as if I’d been worked over by the K.G.B. No, it’s more as if I’d been a catcher for the Hall of Fame pitcher Candy Cummings, the inventor … Continue reading

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Jade Plate – ready for take-off

Since the beginning of September, my qigong teacher has selected a different exercise out of the form to focus on at the beginning of each class. In this way we can refine the movement and discuss its benefits without breaking … Continue reading

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The gift of cadaver bone

I’m getting an implant for my front tooth, but this is a long process and may take as long as a year to complete. Last Friday I had what was left of my front tooth pulled. Then the dentist needed … Continue reading

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Flexibility and reach

In my Qigong class today there were several people I know from my work and community– a grandmother of a former student, the mother of a present student, and an acquaintance from my synagogue. Usually I like to be totally … Continue reading

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The Scarecrow: Chipolte’s new ad

Chipolte’s taking a stand against processed food and factory farms. Provocative. (Thanks, Michael!)

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My dentist is an artist

The photo above is what I stared at for the last two hours. My dentist was trying to save a crown but apparently my root had fractured so we needed to move to implant stage. He decided to create a … Continue reading

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The twins’ birthday

The twins are in deep conversation. Just the two of them. My aunt is at the left, my mother on the right. My aunt is complaining about her life, her health, and familial challenges. My mother is comforting her. My … Continue reading

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“So, you are an apple.”

My annual check-up with my doctor. Blood pressure elevated but not too much. That reddish splotch, not cancerous, just veins that have reached a dead end. But my cholesterol and LDL (the bad cholesterol) are too high. Not quite high enough … Continue reading

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Seeing through steam

We didn’t have school on Friday, a kind of extended winter weekend. I had no real plans for the day so decided to go to the health club. I walked/ jogged  two miles on the treadmill and then saw that … Continue reading

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I think I feel a cold coming on…

Even when we were small, whenever my brother or sister or I got sick, my mother would make a Fanny’s Fixer. Fanny was my grandmother and she made them for my mother and her sisters too, when they were small. … Continue reading

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