Month: April 2005

  • Grandma Hershberger muffins

    Healthy eating held a high priority for Grandma Hershberger. She read all the literature she could about the benefits of natural foods. She secretly added odds and ends of “weird, off the wall” items into our food that she considered good for us. My husband watched in amused disbelief the day his mother showed us…

  • You snooze you lose

    Once again, you, like thousands of others across these obese United States seek to shed unwanted pounds. You fought the battle of the bulge for years and still outgrew last year’s clothes. Don’t despair, there is still one more, super-easy weight loss tip to try: get off your duff – and go to bed. Quit…

  • Free April jokes

    If something is free, I’m all ears – it might be something I want. So of course I signed up when I heard about Freecycle – an e-mail list where people freely give away things that they no longer need to those who do. An offer is made, a recipient chosen, pick-up point established and…

  • Face your fear

    Reality shows capture our horrified attention with detestable tubs of creepy, icky, slimy creatures that crawl over the contestant with feathery whiskers or legs or which must be eaten. That innate fear of disgusting critters begins in our earliest years. My husband assumes it is his job to teach others to face a few of…