Just Like Candy

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I have been on a (mostly successful) regimen of cutting out simple carbs & all forms of sugar during the work week, and splurging/being more relaxed about my diet on the weekends.  It actually has not been as bad as I would have imagined, but the other day I came to a startling realization that I have effectively surrounded myself…

Red Beans & Rice

I love traditions, whether it's getting together with my family every year for Thanksgiving, my annual purchase of a case of Girl Scout thin mints, or planning New Year's vacations every December to reunite with my best friends.  As much as I enjoy traveling and experiencing new things, nothing beats a tried and true old favorite.  The New Orleans tradition…

it’s no secret.

Bad things are not alone in being superstitiously grouped into threes; design aesthetic holds that three is a good number of objects to visually take in at a time, popular sayings contain three parts ("Reduce, reuse, recycle!") and, I would suggest, good things also arrive in groups of three. I was first exposed to literature on the topic of positive…