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September 30: Happy 85th, W.S. Merwin
Sunday, September 30, 2012      7 comments

For the Anniversary of My Death BY W. S. MERWIN Every year without knowing it I have passed the day When the last fires will wave to me And the silence will set out Tireless traveler Like the beam of a lightless star Then ... Read more
NSV Blog: BLC 20
Saturday, September 22, 2012      11 comments

"20 points - “Define the Number” Sometimes it helps to first look at what we know. Take some time to write down your goal weight and consider what it means to you. Is it just a number? Is it more? How does the idea of reaching that weight m... Read more
Surprised by the Dentist!
Wednesday, September 19, 2012      12 comments

I write, my mouth thickened by the feel of much novacaine. I went to the dentist this afternoon to get a "prep" for a bridge (my mouth has more bridges, canals, and crow... Read more
"Sundays At Moosewood Restaurant"
Tuesday, September 18, 2012      19 comments

Today I got a book in the mail--a great vegetarian cookbook called "Sundays at Moosewood Restaurant". It was from amazon.com But I did not order it. This is the second time recently that I've received something from Amazon.com that I did ... Read more
"The Task"
Sunday, September 16, 2012      12 comments

The Task by Jane Hirshfield It is a simple garment, this slipped-on world. We wake into it daily—open eyes, braid hair— a robe unfurled in rose-silk flowering, then laid bare. And yes, it is a simple enough task we've take... Read more
12 week plan for success
Saturday, September 15, 2012      17 comments

I'm a Sassy Shamrock Sheriff on edition 20 of Spark People's Biggest Loser Challenge. The challenge is well into week one and will continue for 12 weeks. I'd like to contemplate how I will end the challenge successfully: In no particular ord... Read more
25th day
Saturday, September 08, 2012      11 comments

Today is my 25th day of being a vegetarian. It began almost as a whim. I always WANTED to be a vegetarian but I could not imagine all of the cooking it would require. Meat is so simple and easy to cook. My mother was a vegetarian and I disli... Read more
Thursday, September 06, 2012      7 comments

A young lady who was once my student addressed the DNC! Well-done! www.whatthefolly.com/201
al-convention/ I've included... Read more
Tuesday, September 04, 2012      5 comments

It's going to be more difficult than I thought. I need to think of ways to make work easier for myself. I'm going to cut down on the reading I require of the students and maybe give them a day off. Otherwise, day by day I will get more a... Read more
Kaliningrad, Russia
Tuesday, August 21, 2012      10 comments

I am walking from Moscow, Russia to Lucca Italy (virtually). Today I reached Kaliningrad---after almost a year of walking. Kaliningrad is on the Baltic Sea. It is an o... Read more
More goals
Tuesday, August 14, 2012      9 comments

I posted some goals in my last blog entry and have been adding to them. I have not lost weight even though I have been following the "rules". But I am feeling a bit optimistic. I have a personal trainer set up. I will see him twice a week ... Read more
August Goals
Friday, August 03, 2012      8 comments

(in progress): Lose 10 pounds by end of month Meet with a personal trainer No eating after dinner except for freggies No insane spending sprees. No immoderate spending. No unnecessary spending. Get in bed by 12 midnight at the lat... Read more
Happy Birthday, Mr. Baldwin!
Thursday, August 02, 2012      8 comments

Love does not begin and end the way we seem to think it does. Love is a battle, love is a war; love is a growing up.” ― James Baldwin “You think your pain and your heartbreak are unprecedented in the history of the world, but th... Read more
"Call me Ishmael"
Wednesday, August 01, 2012      8 comments

Happy 193rd birthday, Herman Melville! “We cannot live only for ourselves. A thousand fibers connect us with our fellow men; and among those fibers, as sympathetic threads, our actions run as causes, and they come back to us as effects.” ... Read more
Tuesday, July 31, 2012      5 comments

I miss watching the Olympics with you. How I remember learning so much about so many sports from you! I've missed you so much!... Read more

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