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Food 4Thought

ramblings from a food writer & former professional chef

ALS Awareness Month: Self-Advocacy Pt 1, Methyl-B12

See that vial in the picture? That's a form of vitamin B12 called methylcobalamin, and I just started injecting it this week. Why? Well, here's a quote from ALS Worldwide, a patient advocacy site out of the US: "...the multi-year... Continue Reading →

ALS Awareness Month: Words to Live By

ALS Awareness Month: Mindfulness

Aware of the tiger that feeds relentlessly mercilessly stripping away muscle and sinew on his own timeline, indefatigable until gradually the bones are picked clean and his prey, completely consumed Aware of the warmth of the late spring sun clouds... Continue Reading →

ALS Awareness Month: Cha-Ching!

For a disease with a projected short lifespan and no cure, ALS sure costs a lot of money. A 2014 study indicated that on average, a Canadian ALS patient spent $32,337 annually (61% out of pocket). I think that's low,... Continue Reading →

Awareness

May is a big month for awareness; ALS awareness, lupus awareness, myositis awareness... I understand the need for awareness. Awareness leads to donations to research to cure, ideally. And no one thing is deserving of awareness more than any other.... Continue Reading →

Retro Poetry

While I have not been as diligent in posting daily as I have in other years, I do like to go out with a big finish. We have company from Newfoundland on the way, Mike's sister and her husband. I... Continue Reading →

Long Winded

It was windy today, the high winds that bring out all the birds, as though the midway has come to town. They wheel and soar and hang in the currents, from the smaller denizens of the cove like the kingfishers... Continue Reading →

A Close Shave

As some of you know, I've been shaving my head as a dear friend goes through chemo, as a show of solidarity and support. Today was her chemo day, so a head shave day for me. One of the side... Continue Reading →

Anger

Simmering, seething, searing, blind, burning, boiling passed pressure point EXPLODING Raging, railing, sobbing, sniffling, ebbing, expelling c a l m

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