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Eating Pesticides Under the Guise of a Potato

GMO food products are not regulated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).  They are seen by the government, not as foodstuffs, but as pesticides, and are regulated by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). In its simplest form, GMO plants are … Continue reading

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One Less Car

Essential Commentary. Must be Portland, right? Actually, it’s the intersection of Madison Rd and Dana Ave in Cincinnati. I’m constantly aware of how my past experience creates subtle boundaries that limit how I perceive the world.  In fact, I’ve taken … Continue reading

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Sensual, Shared, Sublime Sunday

Sunday.  Sensual, shared, sublime. Sensual.  Started the day with a great cup of coffee, the New York Times and a view of the Ohio river from the Alms Park overlook. Shared.  Brunch with my friend, Sue.  A mimosa, an elegant smoked … Continue reading

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When Does Creativity Surface for You?

Have you noticed that creativity surfaces effortlessly at certain times of the day?  Do you recognize that creative voice when it speaks?  When is that?  Early morning when the features of the day have yet to arise?  Late at night … Continue reading

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The Sweet Spot, Metaphorically Speaking

There’s a sweet spot for me, the energetic intersection of my writing, cooking and teaching passions, that will take a more fully developed and more fully focused shape from this point on. I’d like to first begin by asking you to recall … Continue reading

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A Step Toward Honesty in Food

Less is more.  In this case, the less I say, the more insight you can acquire into a fundamental shift by a major food producer in favor of the care of animals in the food chain.  In a recent Washington Post Lifestyle … Continue reading

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Who are Your Consultants?

A dear friend and I were talking about having a circle of ‘consultants’ in our lives.  I began reflecting on how relationships of every variety really are the web of life, and how often we may miss their significance. So, who is … Continue reading

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