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Green Smoothies – the why and the what

I drink green smoothies. Everyday or every other day, you can bet that I’m throwing a ton of vegetables into a blender and whipping up a green concoction. People usually wrinkle their noses at me when they see it. I’ll be honest. I drink them because they’re good for me. Not because they taste wonderful. But they’re not all bad. You get used to ...

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Salad or Candy?

If given the choice – salad or candy – is there really a decision to be made? I mean, really. I despise salad. All vegetables are gross. And salad is just a bunch of vegetables piled upon each other. My parents used to make me eat vegetables at dinner. Corn was okay. So were potatoes. But broccoli, carrots, spinach, and the rest? Yuck! I complained so much ...

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Portland Marathon and Half Marathon

(That's Jason in his last mile of the marathon ... being friendly to the spectators.)Last Sunday I ran the Portland Half Marathon. My husband ran the full thing. It was tough training for a race in the muggy heat of Houston. I didn’t train enough to do my best, but I got through it in 1 hour and 51 minutes. That’s about an 8:15 pace. I got 10th place in my ...

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Reflections on a birthday … and thinking about babies

Today was my birthday. I’m 27 now. I don’t know at what age people start to feel old. People make a big deal out of 30 … and then 40. Twenty-seven shouldn’t feel old. And I don’t feel old. All I know is that I wasn’t exactly happy to move up one digit. This was the first time in my life that my new age seemed to be worse than my previous one. I liked ...

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Coffee or tea?

I don’t know about you, but when I drink coffee, I like it with sugar and cream. I especially like those artificially-sweetened creamers in flavors like snickerdoodle, hazelnut, French vanilla, or pumpkin spice. Yummmm. And the sugar? A spoonful please! I admire people who drink their coffee black. I just cannot do it. I only learned to like coffee in college. ...

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