The Luxury of Luxury

Aug 14

The Luxury of Luxury

MANY CHILDREN ARE HOMELESS AND HUNGRY in our nation. Knowing this, is it morally ethical for us to host big, expensive weddings for our children, go on vacation, or even go to a movie or buy new shoes? Where do we draw the line? What is our social responsibility to other human beings? Do we have the luxury of luxury?             Throw this question into...

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No Bacon???

Nov 04

No Bacon???

ARE YOU GOING TO GIVE UP BACON? In stronger terms than any organization has every used, on October 26th, 2015, the World Health Organization (WHO) officially identified processed meat as a Group 1 carcinogen, which means it is strongly linked to cancer. Red meats were a close second, falling into Group 2A, meaning they probably cause cancer. Hard to believe red meat...

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GLUTEN FREE?

Nov 01

GLUTEN FREE?

GLUTEN FREE? REALLY? Who really needs to be gluten free? Can you simply eat less bread? What’s the difference between celiac disease, gluten intolerance, and being allergic to wheat? And is this all some plot to get us to buy the plethora of new, usually more expensive, gluten free products sprouting from our grocery store shelves? One out of every three people...

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Tina Fey on Letterman

May 09

Tina Fey on Letterman

GOT SPANX? What a great send-off for Letterman, and a delicious stab at what women “have” to do to appear acceptably attractive, particularly in show business. How many women reading this own any Spanx? When was the last time you wore something to cinch you in? Job interview? Wedding? Prom? Going someplace you knew an Ex, or a Future Ex might be? How do...

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Dealing with Change

Feb 22

Dealing with Change

HOW DO YOU ADAPT TO CHANGE? Can we ever really insulate ourselves from unwanted changes in our lives or those we love? If you are a religious person, how does your faith help you cope? A deeper question for the Saturday Salon hat may deal with how our belief systems affect our feelings and actions, or if they reach that far? When faced with tragedy, does your...

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Getting Old?

Dec 15

Getting Old?

AREN’T WE ALL, but as they say, it beats the alternative. If we’re lucky, all our parts will wear out at the same time, and we’ll die peacefully in our sleep somewhere in our 90s. I know of no one who has accomplished this feat, however, so I’ve been thinking lately about what will give our lives meaning when we can no longer live, work, and...

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