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Five Forbidden Foods

Now and then people ask me what I eat during boxing training. But I don’t have a training diet different from my regular diet. I follow The Zone, which is primarily a way of eating that controls your insulin production. Since that sounds like a complicated answer (and it is, a bit) I often find […]

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Breakfast Curiosity

Breakfast Curiosity

Saturday morning I got up to make sausages and pancakes for me and the five guys in my house (ages 41, 14, 13, 10, and 7). I set out six napkins with six forks on top. At the end of the meal, one fork remained untouched (??) and five napkins had never been used. I […]

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The 2007 Pre-Teen Boy Gift Trifecta

The 2007 Pre-Teen Boy Gift Trifecta

The gift thing is kind of low-key in our house compared to most people I know. However, the gifts our boys do receive get preferentially ranked by them in ways I would never predict. 3. Digital Entertainment: Pokemon and Pirates Well, this one I can predict; what surprised me was that it turned up at […]

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Great Mysteries of the World

Here’s what’s weird. When your kids are little, they will eat any kind of garbage in the world. But when they get bigger they get hyper-picky. The Ice is famous for having found a way to eat cat food no matter where I hid it. Hey, it was crunchy and kid-sized, and often could be […]

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Pancake scheduling system

The Pancake Scheduling System

Last Saturday morning I rocked the house with my (only slightly singed or gooey, take your pick) made-from-scratch (um, I mixed the milk and raspberries into the Bisquick) pancakes. The boys are not particularly snooty about their pancakes, thus I was hailed by all as the undisputed (and uncontested — no one ELSE wants to […]

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Be Very Afraid

Be Very Afraid

Here’s what $1.50 gets you from the neighborhood ice cream truck these days. It doesn’t even look real, does it? Get this: the flavors in this ice cream travesty are fruit punch and cotton candy (rather than radioactive waste and bloody horror, which you might have guessed, even if you were stone blind). I can’t […]

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