Archive for December 2011
Reading Jane Brody’s New York Times “Sodium-Saturated Diet is a Threat for All” I was reminded one of the reasons I hate to eat out. Yep, hate it. Because of the salt drenched foods, that make me want to gag. When will the food providers get it? We don’t want salt in everything. Don’t need... Read more »
‘Twas in the weeks before Christmas when I learned about the Chicago Public Library cutbacks—apparently in the time period I’d been out of town in October, Grinch Rahm Emanuel had decreed “bah, to reading” on the public’s dime. I’d recently chatted with a young woman on the no. 3 bus who was enthralled with Michigan... Read more »
It’s my age, I like a hard copy of the newspaper. And I like it in hand, not on some gizmo…a newspaper. Remains of a tree. So yes, I pay through the nose to get the New York Times–the hard copy of it, daily. What joy. Like chocolate, rich and creamy writing–without the calories. And... Read more »
At the current, sold out special exhibition at London’s National Gallery of Leonardo da Vinci, I learned about new research to see what is behind the veil of this most unprolific of painters. After all, there are only a reputed 14 known paintings by this master. Fourteen? No wonder their as rare as a Lowell... Read more »
What’s the matter with American business? For one thing, they have confrontational issues with their customers. And when they deign to acknowledge the little people, the corporations lick their lips in anticipation of their favorite word–MORE. They want more for less from us, like Bank of America’s lamebrain idea to charge $5 monthly fee for... Read more »
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