Archive for July 2019

The Things That Survive

They blew up the first Pasadena State Bank building today. Yes, I know the modern terminology for for taking down a building like that is implosion. But this was a building of the 1960s, so I’ve decided to forgo the the refined vocabulary I enjoy today and address it like I would have in my…

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A Con in a Can

When I was a kid, the idea of a ham in a can (from an exotic, far away land like Denmark no less) was fascinating. My parents, raised in the Depression and steeped in frugality, never bought one, which only added to the notion that these were some alluring delicacy and the fare of a…

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Something More Important Than Sleep

For the first time since Liam was born, Henry stayed overnight with us. I laid down with him and put on ocean wave sounds. Within 10 minutes he was out. 2 1/2 hours later I woke up and I had been pushed to within a 1/2 inch of the edge of the bed. Not only…

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Why Keto Economics? Part 5: Putting it into Practice

In my last post I wrote about the two kinds of  “experts” you will find online. The first are people who endlessly hype questionable and overpriced supplements and products they sell in their online stores. The second group of keto educators, the ones I deem trustworthy, tend to keep keto simpler. They help. They don’t…

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The Battle of Allen

I was looking back through some of my Facebook posts and came across this one from 2015. Back then, my only thought was of the medicines that were going to “save me” from the complications of diabetes. In the post I mention how the drug “worked wonders in allowing me to regain control of my…

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