Food Policy: Who Cares? (We All Should).

A while ago I came across a whitepaper that decimated a notion I’d harbored for a long time: that farm subsidies were a key enabler behind our national problem with obesity, and, therefore, many chronic, preventable health conditions. It seemed to be a logical (if factually flawed and highly simplified) flow: subsidies encourage overproduction of … Continue reading Food Policy: Who Cares? (We All Should).

The Call of the Wild

It’s spring in New England – at least astronomically, if not always corroborated by meteorological evidence. The warmer days bring us out into the yard to re-do everything we did 5 times in the fall: namely, leaf cleanup. Again. In our yard, this is a large, labor-intensive, time-consuming task, because we have no fewer than … Continue reading The Call of the Wild

Parenting the Parents – Part VI. Adventures in the Hospital. And Rehab.

(**Language Warning** - from actual quotes, so I had to keep it for the proper effect.) Dad’s stay in the hospital for sepsis went on for 7 days. It took 5 of the 7 for the team to finally find a combination of antibiotics that beat into submission whatever rogue bacteria was afflicting him. The … Continue reading Parenting the Parents – Part VI. Adventures in the Hospital. And Rehab.