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The Happiest Thanksgiving & The Very Best Diet

November 25th, 2010 · 1 Comment · food & drink, health & well being, lifestyle, simplicity

Happy Thanksgiving! New disclosure: I am married to a foodie. Thor will spend much of today making something he’s never made before, a vegan macaroni and cheese dish, that we’ll bring to my sister-in-law’s house this afternoon. Food is Thor’s creative outlet, his art form, and I believe in supporting a person’s art. I also [...]


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Mixed Feelings On Memorial Day

May 25th, 2009 · No Comments · sustainability

This piece of mine was first published by the Philadelphia Inquirer on Memorial Day, 2003. I have some mixed feelings about Memorial Day. On one hand, I deeply respect people - in this case, soldiers and veterans - who work and struggle for causes larger than themselves, and are willing to die for their cause. [...]


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Thanksgiving, Patriotism and Right-Sized Eating

November 20th, 2007 · 1 Comment · food & drink, sustainability

For Thanksgiving I’ll suggest (and practice myself) a novel idea: to not eat a great deal. Just a normal-sized meal, with more sociability than usual.

“Unpatriotic!” I can imagine you criticizing me. “Killjoy!” “The economy would nosedive!” “Anti-consumption equals Anti-Christ!” (OK, pardon my drama.)

In truth, I’m very patriotic. I love our forebears. In fact I suggest we be more like them — by not being overweight and


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