Monthly Archives: June 2011

Why we should all eat meatless on Mondays

Meatless Mondays are catching on. Why should you go meatless at least one day a week? Save the planet The meat industry is responsible for almost 20 percent of man-made greenhouse gas emissions, as estimated by the United Nations and … Continue reading

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“Don’t Be Too Timid” fridge magnet giveaway

Suffering from timidity or squeamishness? Write a funny caption to this photo in the comments below, and I will send you a fridge magnet to remind yourself not to be too timid. (By the way, you can read about the … Continue reading

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Scavenger Hunt Sunday (June 26, 2011)

For “Scavenger Hunt Sunday,” a photo scavenger hunt, I needed to take photos related to the following five prompts: 1. Windows/Doors Roman ruins, Volubilis, Morocco (archive) 2. Eyelashes My teenage son was a pretty unwilling subject, blinking when he was … Continue reading

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Quarterly report #1: 101 things in 1001 days

April, May, and June, 2011 As I look back on my first three months of trying to complete 101 things in 1001 days, sensations spring to mind: shooting a zombie in the face, hugging a full-grown hot dog man, crunching … Continue reading

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Raw vegan savory ice cream sandwiches

“The icy chill of sorbet wakes up your mouth. Your mind anticipates something sweet, but your tongue registers something unexpected, something savory. The effect is like seeing a favorite actor in a surprise movie cameo: first confusion, then surprise and … Continue reading

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How to eat real food in 8 easy steps

I took a real food mini-pledge this week, staying away from processed foods and refined grains, such as white bread, rice, and pasta. The real food pledge follows Michael Pollan’s Food Rules to not eat anything that your great grandmother … Continue reading

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From Eggs to Avocado Ice Cream

For Scavenger Hunt Sunday, I found opportunities to photograph the following items from the scavenger hunt list, plus find a photo of a childhood memory. 1. Long Exposure My boys were good sports as I gave them different commands while … Continue reading

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The Farmers Market and the Real Food Pledge

From the frizzy headed drunken woman lettuce to the pasture raised multi-colored chicken eggs, Connecticut’s bounty beckoned at the Edgewood Park Market in New Haven. I was stocking up on produce, whole grain breads, and locally-raised meats in preparation for … Continue reading

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Still pushing

(Push-ups, Part 1 and Part 2) The mental anguish of having push-ups ahead of me is enough to get me to correct a pile of papers or empty the dishwasher. With the possible exception of a pull-up, I don’t know … Continue reading

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Don’t Be Too Timid! Link Party

Photo: Dan Bennett What do a race car driver, yarn dyer, and homeschooler have in common? They all gave themselves that little push. Are you too timid? Too squeamish? Give yourself that little push, and share your story with us … Continue reading

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