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(Not Really) Satisfying

I just heard an ad for raspberry cheesecake flavored Yoplait. Like so many food ads it’s always about satisfying (forbidden, midnight etc.) cravings with something sweet, indulgent and “satisfying.” But eating food which is engineered specifically to keep you eating … Continue reading

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Forever Responsible

And finally one last bit of wisdom from the fox to the little prince. A world of truth in 2 short sentences. “Men have forgotten this truth,” said the fox. “But you must not forget it. You become responsible forever, for … Continue reading

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[Recipe] Raw Cacao Cherry Brownie

Originally posted on Naturopathy by Savvas Ioannides N.D.:
An excellent pre-work out snack that will give you lots of energy coming from good sources of carbohydrates, medium chain triglycerides and omega fatty acids. The delicious brownies also contain lots…

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Graduation Words to My Son

Writing about Mr. Rogers and his commencement speech reminded me of the words I spoke to my oldest son at his high school graduation party, when we were sharing memories of him and wishing him well. I’ve re-read those words … Continue reading

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What is Essential

Mr. Rogers was a fan of  Saint Exupery. He had a quote from The LIttle Prince framed, and it hung over his desk. A reference to essentialism of a different sort. Beside my chair in my office is a framed piece … Continue reading

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Bowing to Our Neighbors

When my sons were small they loved watching Mr. Rogers. I can’t say I loved watching Mr. Rogers, though I was thrilled they did because he was so kind and the show was so calm. But when Mr. Rogers died, … Continue reading

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Violence of Technology

Building on the previous post and how we do violence to ourselves through “well-intentioned” over-commitment, this is a brief consideration of the violent consequences of technological approaches driven solely by expediency and efficiency. When measuring human success, we use terms borrowed from technology, words and … Continue reading

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