I got a bad stomachache after eating some potato salad the other night. It was either because I ate too much of it, or the stuff had gone bad. I was reminded of this Far Side cartoon…one of Daisy’s favorites, I believe.

Eat Food.

  I recently read Michael Pollan’s In Defense of Food. It is giving me just the push I needed toward eating more vegetables. I know I need to eat more veggies, of course. But I need to be hit over the head with it repeatedly, frightened by alarming facts, etc. etc. I started down the […]


  Did you know that Nicaragua has a total abortion ban? I didn’t. If a woman gets pregnant by rape or incest, or if her life is at risk, too bad. She’s having the baby. I was talking to a friend from Colombia the other day, and I asked her how people felt about abortions […]

Goldilocks and the Three Pillows

  One side of my neck has been bothering me for a while. Possibly since October. It started to affect my sleep, becauseĀ  all of my pillows stopped working. I used to sleep on a soft, fairly thin pillow. Now it is way too soft and way too thin. My other pillow is too firm. […]

Self Diagnosis

I’ve diagnosed myself with cabin fever. If you answer yes to the following questions, you may have it, too. Are you restless? Are you irritable? Are you excessively sleeping? Are you experiencing irrational frustration with everyday objects? A two-minute respite is available here.