The Indignities of a Woman

There’s nothing a woman likes more than having her breast sandwiched between two cold, steel plates and smashed til an explosion seems probable; or lying back spread-eagled while the gynecologist, his medical assistant AND the student doctor shadowing him stare into the most private part of you. And of course the doc makes it even…

Step-by-stepping into art

There aren’t too many things that are more satisfying for me than the challenge of creating something from nothing: a story from a blank screen; a blanket from yarn and a hook; and more recently step-by-step drawing. I used to sketch when I was a teen, mostly images from the Britannica Encyclopedia, and it was…

Fifties Falling

The last thing I’d want for my granddaughter would be for her 55-year-old Nana to embarrass her in front of her friends at her fifth-grade graduation. Fortunately for her, she’d already taken her seat on-stage when, in the darkened auditorium, with my eyes on our seats, my right foot rolled off of the step (where…

My Unprocessed Vegan Life

I’m not a vegan. I love boiled eggs in my salad. Though I don’t anticipate going back to the heavy taste of regular cheddar cheese, on occasion I do like mozzarella cheese melted on my veggie burgers. Just those two admissions cancel the vegan membership I thought I wanted when I transitioned from vegetarian. Since…

Spotlight your veggies!

Do you get bored eating your vegetables? Oh my, I do. I mean how can you get excited about a handful of carrots or broccoli florets laying on the side of your plate with no other fanfare to boost their appeal and compete with your main dish except their nutritional value? Let’s face it: our…

Broccoli for breakfast? Yes, please.

Night shift work.I love it! It’s quiet. I can think better. All the executives are on a day shift schedule. And in a private duty nursing care situation, my one patient usually sleeps – well, unless he’s got to pee. Excuse me for a moment …. Okay I’m back. He’s all tucked in again. So,…

Noodled Sweet Potato Medley

Let’s face it. If you’re like me and spending time dreaming up recipes is the very last thing you want to spend your precious time doing, meal times can get monotonous. Of course, I don’t always have a problem with that. But it’s always fun to find something new to do with an old favorite.…

Easy ways to keep nutrition commitments

Couch Technology: press a button to discover all you need to know about eating more fruits and veggies, purchasing a Nutribullet, or cutting meat out of your diet. But if you really want to improve your health for life, you need to get up off that couch and find ways to make it all work.…

Growing collards in a pot this year

A fresh 60-degree breeze blowing through my open living room windows always puts me in mind of the warmer temps coming to the eastern United States – and I can’t wait! I live in an apartment with no real space to grow much but I’m determined to attempt to pot-grow one of my favorite edible…