Sans sucre

29 June, 2015
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I don’t know if you’re anything like me, but insulin problems have plagued the Fink women for decades. Hypoglycemia, hyperinsulinism, glucose intolerance and Type II diabetes are familiar terms, and a couple are sad bedfellows. I can’t remember a time …

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Quiet day

27 November, 2014
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The boisterous laughter and silliness and love from last night’s Hamsgiving celebration is a pretty sharp contrast to this morning: a freezing cold, quiet day of slow beginnings,┬ánapping pups (Pax was definitely overstimulated last night and loved every minute of …

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It’s Hamtastic

26 November, 2014
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I am grateful to pigs everywhere for tonight. For those who don’t know: our children make the Thanksgiving rounds to two-three different homes every year. Several Thanksgivings ago, I decided to try something different for our November family feast, to …

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You simply must try this.

2 September, 2014
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Leave it to me to go from posting serious and personal thoughts about suffering and other existential issues yesterday, to writing “HEY — BUY THIS CUZ IT’S LISHY.” Rat Fink, Rat Fink. What a donkey. But for good or ill, …

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Je me souviens

19 October, 2013
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And I’ll bet some of you remember, too. Yesterday — and I’ve forgotten how I got there — I ended up on some blog site where a woman shared her memories of growing up in the 1960s. I thought I’d …

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