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Sex, Love and Intimacy

Sex, Love and Intimacy

My wife and I have just celebrated our 20th wedding anniversary.  We gave one another a gift of a short trip to the North Island of New Zealand where we toasted one another, took long walks and had a wonderful time.  But that wasn’t the only anniversary present we gave ourselves. Before I tell you about our other present let me tell you a little about us.  I am 65 years old and this is my second marriage.  Eve is 69 years old and...

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Linda

Linda

I received this message two days ago from my brother Tony. Hello everyone, I am so sorry to inform you that my sweet Linda, my best friend and the love of my life, has left town. She has decided to take a permanent vacation in a very nice place, a place where there is no cancer and where she can play tennis and golf every day, lunch with the girls, and go to parties every night. She asked me to join her there in the future, and I will. She...

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How can you tell it from make believe?

How can you tell it from make believe?

I once overheard a conversation between a couple of friends about how to know what medications to take.  They were musing about how in an ideal world there would be a council of elders who would be the custodians of that sort of knowledge and if you were sick you’d go to them and they’d tell you.  The assumption seemed to be that there was some innate wisdom required and somehow this council would know what to do – better...

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Organic Food. At least it’s good for the environment. Right?

Organic Food.  At least it’s good for the environment. Right?

  Better for the Environment Well, now we’re getting onto firmer ground. It’s pretty widely acknowledged that there is little, if any, taste or health benefit to organically grown food.  While that is at odds with popular belief and personal experience (a friend wrote to tell me that “oohs” and “aahs” only happen when the food is organic and local and never when purchased through a supermarket),...

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Do you believe in contagion?

Do you believe in contagion?

  I was at a workshop this last weekend.  One of the attendees had a cold and announced that anyone who believed in contagion might want to avoid hugging her.  And I thought, what????  Is that a joke?  Can she be serious?  Who could not “believe in contagion”?  It’s not like it’s a concept that originated in the last couple of centuries with the advent of science.  It’s been around a long time. Doubting...

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Organic. It’s gotta be better for you. Right?

Organic. It’s gotta be better for you. Right?

It stands to reason. If you don’t use  chemical fertiliser and pesticides the end result has simply got to be healthier – for you and me and the environment.   And besides, everyone knows that organic food is just better for your body.  End of story – I might as well end this post right here. But maybe we need to examine this just a bit.  While the taste differences between organic and non-organic food have been studied,...

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Organic tastes better?

Organic tastes better?

Everyone knows it.  It really goes without saying.  Organic is just better, more wholesome, healthier, more flavourful, better for the environment. What’s not to like?  It’s just better.  No pesticides, no herbicides, nothing bad of any sort. Ever.  We all know it.  No one questions it.  So I suppose it must be true. But, in the dark night of my skeptic dreams I wonder.  Is it true?  Is there any reason for it to be true? Does...

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