Monthly Archives: January 2011

Do I dare to eat a fish? SF Magazine says no.


Though I’ve long ago given up meat, fish has been a dietary mainstay. I grew up on the East Coast savoring my Bumble Bee white albacore tuna with Hellman’s mayonaise served on fresh rye bread. It was my mom’s equivalent … Continue reading

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A blog or an oblogation?


I put off writing until tonight and the pressure is on. At our dinner with friends, we discussed this dilemma. How do I meet my obligation to blog daily if I can’t think of anything I want to write about? … Continue reading

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A salty story


Salt has become my enemy. Eat chinese food, gain three pounds. Eat salty food of any sort, gain weight. This wouldn’t be so awful, if, after abstaining for a few days, the weight would return to where I left off. … Continue reading

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Old medicines make you feel old


As a kid, I remembered discovering all the mysterious bottles of pills and medicines in my grandparents’ medicine chest. As an adult, I was horrified to realize that many of those pills were seriously out of date – some by … Continue reading

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The Minimalist exits stage right. Cooks mourn.


Mark Bittman‘s “The Minimalist” column in the New York Times has been a long-time favorite.  He demystifies cooking to make anyone feel like they can whip up a fabulous meal with minimal technique or tools. Today, was his swan song … Continue reading

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Writer’s Dilemma: Blog with honesty or honestly?


I realized when I didn’t share the name of our little beach getaway in a recent post that I am holding back sometimes. It brought me to a central question about this whole Postaday2011 blogging enterprise. Am I being honest with … Continue reading

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20 questions that could change your life


My title comes from the headline of Martha Beck’s latest article in the February issue of Oprah’s  O Magazine  and it’s a doozy of a read. I hate relationship articles and  simplistic social quizzes and skip right over them. But this one stopped me … Continue reading

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