Cooking, Health, Public Health

Some Thoughts On Produce, and a Baked French Fry Recipe

When we venture to the stores, it's the frozen foods, pasta, flour, and other packaged foods that are in highest demand. The produce sections have generally been well stocked, as have the dairy sections (with some things missing at times, for sure). At the same time, there are news stories about farmers having to plow… Continue reading Some Thoughts On Produce, and a Baked French Fry Recipe

Cooking, Health, House, Public Health, Weight Loss

Health, nutrition, and our environments

I've been thinking about environment a lot. Our environments shape our choices, our moods, our thoughts. When I'm walking outside in the quiet dark of early morning, I think quiet, early morning thoughts. Add AirPods and a podcast, and I think about the subject of the podcast. Add AirPods and a meditation app, and I'm… Continue reading Health, nutrition, and our environments

Cooking, Health, Weight Loss

What I Did To (WID2)… Lose Weight — The Weight Watchers Experiment, Part 2, January and February 2007

It was time for the second try at Weight Watchers. I had previously followed Weight Watchers' points system independently, while I was dating a woman who had lost a lot of weight that way.  Now that I was engaged and looking at "I'm going to live the rest of my life this way," I wanted… Continue reading What I Did To (WID2)… Lose Weight — The Weight Watchers Experiment, Part 2, January and February 2007

Cooking, Financial

What I Did To (WID2) … Get Out of Debt — Starting to Figure Out Taxes

When I dove into my $300,000 of debt, one of the things that caused it was an unexpected $40,000 in tax bills.  That was caused by the sale of stock to buy my ex out of our house.  I was relatively inexperienced with finances at that point, and had no idea how much the capital… Continue reading What I Did To (WID2) … Get Out of Debt — Starting to Figure Out Taxes