Tag 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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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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“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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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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They are still under our skin

On my last drive to and from Toledo I must have listened to over a dozen Radiolabs. This podcast is electric and filled with bright and intelligent, often provocative, information. They describe themselves as “a show about curiosity. Where sound illuminates … Continue reading

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The Jade Plate Receives the Morning Dew

Since summer began I have been looking for a yoga class. I wanted to be able to get to it easily, maybe even walk. I wanted lots of options for class times. I wanted the class to include some meditation … Continue reading

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That doesn’t sound very “pro-life” to me.

I was appalled at the recent pulling of funding from Planned Parenthood for the breast cancer screening of poor women by the Susan G Komen Foundation this Tuesday. Twenty-six Democratic Senators sent a letter today to the CEO and founder of … Continue reading

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Message obvious. Accountability not.

Yesterday I had several errands to run after school. At the first stop, an arts supply store, I smelled a burnt plasticky smell. At first I thought there was something wrong with the car. At the next stop, several miles … Continue reading

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Talk about an incredible work out…

We have a Schwinn Air-Dyne in our house that I have been using fairly regularly to get my heart beat up, to make sure my blood pressure stays down. Though there is a Bally’s nearby, using the bike in the … Continue reading

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