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Swimming pool lengths ... and binary numbers
Sunday, April 30, 2017      4 comments

I've written before that I forget things, and counting lengths while swimming is one of them. There and back is two lengths, ... now am I on 24 or 26 lengths, its got to be even at this end, but ... So today, to fix that memory problem, I t... Read more
Mayonnaise in my Coffee?
Wednesday, April 26, 2017      11 comments

Subject: curing type-2 diabetes with fasting and bulletproof coffee Well, I've been thinking of going on a fast for a while. Why? Because I've read that fasting can reverse type-2 diabetes (which I have). I've read online about this... Read more
Xenophobic on the Frambozen
Friday, April 07, 2017      4 comments

I ate the evidence. Sort of like a dog that eats your homework. I ate the sausages on the plane back to Canada, so I proudly checked all the boxes on the customs form, no meat, no dairy, no fruit, no cash over a certain amount,... I got hom... Read more
I like the Netherlands
Thursday, April 06, 2017      2 comments

The Dutch have traded with the world for centuries. Not taken over with military force so much as traded, and in trading have come to terms with dealing with foreigners, and in Holland I am a foreigner, but I feel very welcome. It is also i... Read more
International toothbrush ... me a foreigner?
Thursday, March 30, 2017      6 comments

I have been in Europe for a little over two weeks, with one to go. Yesterday my electric toothbrush ran out of Canadian electricity. It's charger retakes 110 volt. Fortunately I had brought a converter with, converting the local 220 to 110 ... Read more
Eating away from home
Thursday, March 16, 2017      10 comments

Today I fly off to Europe for 3 weeks. A my French daughter's son, so my grandson has his first birthday, and I'll be there. I know the airport in Amsterdam well, which is where I'll be arriving. We book a hotel room in a hotel which is a 3... Read more
Pie day? That is probably high carb ... or ?
Tuesday, March 14, 2017      8 comments

I saw something that made me puzzle. A PI in someones blog. Then I saw something else. The value of ratio of a circles circumference divided by its diameter is 3.14159265358979... on forever without any repeating pattern. The Greek letter a... Read more
Same old, same old?
Saturday, March 11, 2017      5 comments

I got a little sloppy about carbs in the last 6 to 8 months. Up a bit and I'm back on metformin, a much lower dose, but still.... I'm travelling to Germany in the coming week and my travel insurance is up because I had to check the box aski... Read more
Ten fingers and 170 pounds
Tuesday, February 14, 2017      6 comments

If we had 8 fingers (four on each hand) , then 168 would be special because 168 is a multiple of 8. We count in tens because we have 10 fingers not 8. That makes 170 special because it is a multiple of 10, and 168 is not special. What'... Read more
Coffee more or less
Thursday, December 29, 2016      11 comments

My last blog was about coffee and blood sugar. Indeed 10 to 12 cups of coffee a day was upsetting things and was more than I could handle. Sore throat, sour tongue and some other symptoms. I didn't know it at the time, until it had gone too far.... Read more
Too much coffee is bad for my blood sugar
Sunday, October 02, 2016      15 comments

I've been drinking 8 to 10 cups of coffee every morning for months. Like everything available in the grocery store, you sort of think that if they sell it, then it can't be all that bad. Coffee has zero calories, so I figured it was fine fo... Read more
Sunday, July 24, 2016      8 comments

Xenophobia is a word whose meaning I learned late in life. It means a fear or hatred of foreigners. I really don't have that. My family (wife and children) span 4 countries, partly thanks to some countries allowing multiple citizenship. ... Read more
Coffee and me
Saturday, July 09, 2016      10 comments

I am happy and very surprised, shocked really. I've been so focused on the big things, like calories and grams of carbs, protein, and fat that I've missed the small things. I've been drinking a lot of coffee, like a pot every morning for a ... Read more
Black Friday due to European Union?
Friday, June 24, 2016      9 comments

Hard to express my feelings given the UK vote to leave the European Union after 43 years. Now the Scots probably want to stay in the EU, and raise a vote for independence again. I wonder, with this political turmoil in Europe, will it flow... Read more
Navigating the buffet
Sunday, June 12, 2016      7 comments

Short of of bringing your own food when eating out, just make the best choice possible. My way of eating is low carb. Plenty of fat and protein. Yesterday I was at a fundraising dinner, a buffet. Starter salad was great. Steak was great, l... Read more

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