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Hack your knees

Friday, November 16th, 2012

Two weeks after my 17th birthday, in a rush of enthusiasm over finally graduating from high school, I raced home one night through a backyard. Confronted by a fence, I opted to leap over it, and promptly tore cartilage and ligaments in my left knee. Wow, that hurt. It laid me up for a while, […]

Plans for Salem’s Harbor Power Station: Realpolitik or Missed Opportunity?

Monday, July 9th, 2012

The Salem Harbor Power Station will close in June 2014. Initially, the field looked wide open for exciting new redevelopments, but now it appears that the site might see another power plant. Strike one for Realpolitik, zero for vision? Green Drinks invited Jan Schlichtmann, Lori Ehrlich, et al., to debate on June 26, 2012.

You asked: Usana is my vitamin supplement of choice

Tuesday, January 24th, 2012

The other day, Raul Pacheco-Vega asked via Facebook whether any of his friends recommend taking vitamin supplements, and if ‘yes,’ which ones. Instead of just replying on his wall, here’s a quick post about my supplement of choice, Usana, and why it works for me. As the company’s corporate blog notes: USANA Health Sciences is […]

Calcaneus stress fracture, 8 months and counting?

Monday, October 24th, 2011

How is it possible to be stupid enough to hobble around with a heel stress fracture for 8 months and keep fooling oneself into thinking it’s something else? Well, if you’re me it’s entirely possible. As I mentioned on Oct. 11/11 in Still hobbling along…, I had a bone scan …and even to my untrained […]

Still hobbling along…

Tuesday, October 11th, 2011

And now it’s three weeks, give or take a day, that this mystery ailment has limited my mobility: I’m referring to my possibly-stress-fractured right foot, which still hasn’t significantly improved. As I wrote on Sept.28, an x-ray failed to reveal a fracture – and I was actually quite happy about that …probably because I thought […]

What does a sprained foot have to do with trust?

Wednesday, September 28th, 2011

Sometime last week I must have “done something” to my foot. Perhaps I overexerted it, stretched it too vigorously in some contortion, pushed down too hard on the elliptical trainer, or maybe that sudden misstep at the curb had indeed been more intense than it felt at the time. Whatever the trigger, by the time […]

The eyes (might) have it

Monday, September 26th, 2011

Over five years ago, I kept a “secret” blog, very, very briefly. It was written from the standpoint of a stuffed toy: a sleeping, dreamy, already “antique” sheep that used to belong to me and which I then passed on to my daughter. The strategy of writing as a stuffie was inspired by Maria Benet […]

Do you have a pet?

Friday, March 25th, 2011

I spent today at the USANA Cross Regional Conference in Vancouver. Lots of engaging, interesting speakers who spoke about the wellness industry and a changing economic landscape that makes individual entrepreneurship and business ownership increasingly important. The event continues tomorrow – more on that in a bit. First, though, I want to tell friends in […]

Health is a virtuous circle

Wednesday, January 26th, 2011

Health is a virtuous circle – that thought came to me the other day, as I thought about how well I’m feeling lately. …Knock on wood that I didn’t just jinx things… Shades of Stevie Wonder’s Superstition… 😉 Vicious circles are pretty familiar, right? You have an itch, you scratch it. It gets itchier, you […]

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