How We Were Made


Good health and good sense are two of life’s greatest blessings.

Publilius Syrus

It’s been a long absence, and there’s a good reason. I got very behind in work from moving. Then, just as I was about to catch up, the neighbors directly upstairs began a complete remodel of their apartment. If you’ve never lived in a concrete and re-bar constructed box and had someone drilling into the shared walls and floor directly above you from 8:00am till 6:00pm every day, it’s an experience only to be matched by the moments when they stop drilling to sledgehammer out the existing walls. It was all I could do to keep up with work.

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More Fun With Nutritional Insanity

We have not overthrown the divine right of kings to fall down for the divine right of experts.

–Harold MacMillan

This morning I opened my news feed, then ran to get my shotgun.

My barrel of fish had arrived.

This headline was purportedly about cancer, not about nutrition, but you’ll see if you read it that nutrition, exercise and obesity all play an important part in the article. Thus it got my attention. The title of this wondrous piece is “Americans Confused About Cancer Risk” on (And elsewhere.)
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All The King’s Horses


…and all the King’s men, couldn’t put Humpty together again.

–Traditional English Nursery Ryme

I’ve been gone a while. After the busy-ness of the holiday there was the inevitable flu. Then I came here and wrote what I can assure you was a scintillating, show-stopper of a blog post that was so scintillating it froze my computer and I lost it all. When that happens, I become discouraged. It takes a while to go do it again.

But here we are again, and let’s see what has been happening in the world of nutrition over the last couple weeks.

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There is nothing new except what is forgotten.

–Mille. Rose Bertin

We’re on the verge of starting 2015, and the internet is collapsing under the weight of health suggestions and advice for the new year. Why is that?

Did everyone forget all the advice from last year?

Of course not.

Have there not been any suggestions for losing weight and cutting calories at any time during the rest of the year?

Obviously not. You can’t throw a pebble at a puddle of internet headlines without hitting one about losing weight or getting healthy. At any time of year.

Well, I guess everyone is just lazy and stupid. Otherwise, we wouldn’t have such a collective weight problem..

The End.

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