Monthly Archives: January, 2016

Fun with Cashews

OK, so we just came off 10 days with Dr. Mark Hyman’s Detox Diet.  Pretty simple!  All you have to cut out is sugar, flour, wheat, corn, dairy, grains, fruits and fruit juices, legumes, starchy vegetables, and the will to live.  That leaves protein (now in the 4-ounce fun size!), non-starchy vegetables, and existential angst. Just kidding.  It …

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Getting your hair cut in Baytown, Texas

Fifty years ago, getting a haircut was a whole different experience than it is today.  Nobody was handing you a beer while you waited.  Then again, I was ten years old so maybe that wouldn’t have been the best idea. In Baytown, every male pretty much had one of two haircuts: either the Flat Top …

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Mortality & The Melingers

If all goes according to plan, I will turn sixty this year.  So I’m just now gaining a bit of perspective on this whole life/death thing.  The presence of death becomes less theoretical as you begin to notice the people around you dropping like flies.  One minute they’re there, and then…poof.  No more! I don’t feel …

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