Only Love

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A couple of weeks ago, I watched You Don’t Know Jack, a movie about the life of Dr. Jack Kevorkian.  One scene really resonated with me:  Jack, portrayed by Al Pacino, is passionately defending himself to his friend, and he says, “I don’t care what happens to me and I’m not afraid because I’m right.” It can be such an…

The Finishing Touch

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Since we moved in, the major thing lacking in our house has been a kitchen table.  The kitchen is not very big, but the wall underneath the window can easily accommodate a small, rectangular shaped table.  Our neighbor just moved to Boston and sold us his table, and it fits perfectly.  I can’t get over how complete things feel now;…

Be Grateful

Because we all forget sometimes just how lucky we are, I thought I would share something I read yesterday: If you woke up this morning with more health than illness, you are more fortunate than the million people on the planet who will not survive this week. If you can attend a religious meeting without fear of harassment, arrest, torture,…

Little Things

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This week has been more exhausting than most, and I’m definitely looking forward to having two consecutive days off.  In addition to having an out-of-town friend visit Friday and Saturday, I have two library books waiting for me, one of which is “The Help” by Kathryn Stockett, about which I’ve heard nothing but rave reviews. With this kind of heat…

Sausage & White Bean Casserole

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Lately I’ve been implementing more green vegetables into mydiet.  The old favorites (for me: broccoli, green beans, and peas) get pretty boring after a while, so I’ve been looking for inspiration in the produce section of Whole Foods.  Swiss chard and kale are my new favorites:  they are nutritional superstars and I like the taste of both.  Although they can look…

Weekend Wrap

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This weekend was spent decompressing and playing catch-up in all areas of my life, excluding work:  sleep, reading, errands, etc.  I finally feel completely rested and recovered from our trip to Chicago.  Among other things, I read through this month’s magazines, took a friend to lunch for her birthday, tried out a new blueberry muffin recipe, and spent at least…