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Sep.16.2012
Warning: a little smug, self-congratulations is coming. Hey, this blog is about me and my world.  The omnipotent, ever-powerful 'they', which shouldn't be confused with the all-knowing Wizard of Oz, have discovered 'the wheat belly'. Basically, modern wheat, as now grown and distributed, is...
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Jul.18.2012
The Starbucks marketing people are speed demons. It was barely three days between my wife telling me that green coffee bean extract is the latest miracle cure that Starbucks featured green coffee bean extract in their Refreshers.  Friday the 13th, noon to three, they were giving them away. We...
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Jun.11.2012
It used to be that it was my father impersonating me. Every time I turned around and looked into the mirror, I saw him looking back. What evil forces were causing it? Some cite the ancient witchcraft known as 'Ajzing', known in its modern vernacular as 'aging'.  I'm a dubious modern man. I...
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May.28.2012
I've entered Day 3. Still feel good. Lost five pounds over the past two days. As a body shape, I appreciate it when five pounds leave. Let's hope they abandoned me. Slept great. My white robed instructor didn't come (it is a holiday) but I dreamed of attending a school. Graduation was coming up in...
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Apr.10.2012
Once upon a time I ate a Yoplait yogurt every morning at work. It was supposed to be good for me. My wife packed my lunch in those days, both to be economical and to provide healthy offerings. I worked at Onizuka AFB in Sunnyvale, CA, at the time. We didn't make much money and lunch offerings...
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Mar.21.2012
Well, had a first beer tonight in over twelve days, but it was a seductively dark and smooth. The planets and meeting calendars aligned and I met with my beer friends. As usual, most weren't there, but most conspicuously missing was our founder, Michael. He had surgery to relieve issues associated...
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Mar.12.2012
"Hey, look, cheese, have a piece of Jarlsberg," my brain whispers. "Just a nibble. It can't hurt." I've decided to go without beer, cheese and oatmeal for a few days. Naturally it preoccupies my mind. Not unusual. There's been studies about the brain's pervesity for thinking about the things...
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Feb.07.2012
Ah, so lovely, the moon calls me out, not to howl but to sit, gaze and think. I learned Carl Sandburg's "Child Moon" when I was a child, encouraged by a fourth grade teacher who told me that I'm a moon child, Cancer. I learned later I have Leo rising. I'm a water sign. Oceans, lakes, rivers and...
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Feb.01.2012
Meet with the "Brains On Beers" boys this evening after getting my hair cut. The hair cut had to be done. T'was necessary. I was sort of looking like Michael Landon in his "Little House On The Prairie Days", without the thick richness, full head and dark color. Had a lovely Ninkasi Oatmeal Stout,...
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Jan.22.2012
It’s a lazy Sunday.  Tomorrow is a no work holiday.  The thought of having a nice tall glass of cold beer delights me!   Another reason to try a new brand. I ran this morning.  Laundry is all done for the day.  I deserve my beer!   I lost my taste for wine shortly...