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I just read a beautiful essay in the New York Times. The essay, Coping With Crises Close to Someone Else’s Heart, chronicles an especially tough year in the writer’s life, and how many of her friends simply disappeared during that time. She explains the reason: that people are so terrified when confronted with bad things [...]

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My first CSA came yesterday. A huge box literally brimming with veggies and berries. I got two huge heads of Boston lettuce, an equally huge head of red leaf lettuce, a pint of strawberries, a huge bunch of spinach, a bag of arugula, French breakfast radishes, baby Japanese salad turnips and about ten or so [...]

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We’ve had some wacky stuff going on over here for about six months now. My husband’s health issue is the most pressing, of course, but there are other little annoyances, too. The capper came on Monday when I found out about something disturbing going on with a professional group I belong to. There was just [...]

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I was just browsing the New York Times online and came across a recent Really? column about sleep. (BTW: My story about neti pots pre-dated the one on the NYT’s Web site by three days. Sigh.) The gist of the story: People who sleep more are less likely to get colds. But, according to my [...]

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The guy seemed nice enough. He was a student collecting signatures for The New York Public Interest Research Group (NYPIRG), and he knocked on my door. I was just about to give him mine when he did the unthinkable — he reached over and shook my hand. I hastily signed his petition and closed the [...]

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Michael Pollan wrote a thought-provoking op-ed in the September 9 issue of The New York Times. His theory, according to the article entitled Big Food vs. Big Insurance, is that healthcare reform will have a profound effect on our quality of food. His proof: a report by the Centers of Disease Control and prevention that [...]

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