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Beetle Boy is a happy boy

I’ll never cook again. I’ve had it. It’s been a long, fascinating run — most of it wonderful. A satisfying adventure. A meditation of high order. But, it’s over. I’m…

A snap signals a change

Snap. I know I’m in trouble when he pulls on the latex gloves. I’m a guy. He’s my urologist. At the very least, he could provide a paw full of…

Help for the hoardaholics

“Karl, have you seen those new books that arrived the other day?” Kathy orders a lot of books. She reads her books and attaches different colored tabs to pages to…

Taming the beast with truffles

They can, on certain occasions, make women more tender and men more lovable … Alexandre Dumas They sure make me more lovable. Give me several slices and I’ll join a…

When violence looms, talk, then walk

“Well I look like a farmer but I’m a lover. You can’t judge a book by looking at its cover.” Ah, the wisdom of Bo Diddley. I put a twist…

Dive into a pile, beware the stains

“I just got into town.” “Great, we’ll get together.” “Time for an eating adventure.” “As always.” “What’s it gonna be?” “I have excellent alternatives in mind;  we merely have to…

Understanding the food label

The food label provides: • Nutrition labeling for most foods. • Standardized serving sizes. • Information on saturated fat, trans fat, cholesterol, dietary fiber and other nutrients of major concern.…

Thinking and eating. Can we do both?

I lead a lonely life, and to fill the fearsome void, I arrange dinner parties for philosophers. This involves detailed planning regarding the guest list. For example: What about having…

Turkey, a tail and some great French wine

I’m hungry. Very hungry. And I am confused. Very confused. I’m wandering aimlessly through the market. I am overwhelmed by the play of bright colors, but the stunning variety of…

When toxins are the only remedy

“OK, fat boy, your time has come.” “I beg your pardon, are you referring to me?” “I’m taking control here, chubs. We’re doing something about this situation.” “Situation?” “You’re thirty…

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