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Spinning Straw Into Gold

 
Apr. 8, 2014 10:15 am 
Updated: Apr. 10, 2014 10:23 am
It’s amazing how huge changes in our behavior sneak up in small steps. When I look at even the vocabulary I use today, I realize that even as recent as a couple of decades ago words like mouse, desktop, icons, footprint, kindle, application, tablet, and so many more, meant something… MORE
 
 
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Mar. 11, 2014 12:59 pm 
Updated: Mar. 12, 2014 10:01 am
You all know I am into green smoothies, organics, antioxidants and the like. But when I began reading about how to do the  pH thing, I was overwhelmed. Learning all about the balance of alkaline and acid for the body  seemed foreign to think about.     I dabbled with the idea, but really had… MORE
 
 
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Mar. 10, 2014 9:40 am 
Updated: Mar. 10, 2014 1:11 pm
It's ALMOST spring! We are so ready to be rid of the snow here in CT. So I dressed my dear angel to  match the joy of Easter, spring, and   the colors we want to see soon.   Hope you enjoy her as much as we do. And, thanks to you all for the suggestion to keep this going seasonally. (Click… MORE
 
 
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Feb. 24, 2014 7:33 am 
Updated: Mar. 4, 2014 8:42 am
Until yesterday, I was feeling apologetic that I consciously plan to find some willing male to assist me in lifting my carryon into the overhead bin on every flight where my hubby does not accompany me.   I’ve been congratulating myself on having learned from George Clooney (Up in the Air) how… MORE
 
 
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Feb. 4, 2014 8:31 am 
Updated: Feb. 6, 2014 8:38 am
Our move to Connecticut involved downsizing from 2100 sq. ft. to 1200 sq. ft. with a storage area of about 300 sq. ft. This seems to be a growing trend among boomers, so I don’t think we are unusual.But, do the rest of you feel overwhelmed with the need to discard, dispense, give away, trash… MORE
 
 
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Jan. 28, 2014 12:36 pm 
Updated: Feb. 26, 2014 1:04 pm
Thanks so much to my readers for all of your wonderful Angel suggestions. I decided to start with making my Christmas angel into a Valentine angel. This wasn't as easy for me as for you very creative types, but I took my All Recipes friend Pam B.'s suggestion to visit the Dollar Store, which… MORE
 
 
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Jan. 14, 2014 8:25 am 
Updated: Jan. 22, 2014 11:22 am
On my walkabout today around the inside of our apartment building (15 rounds is three miles), I was noticing the Christmas decorations on the doors of floor two. That got me to thinking:I, too, still have my Christmas angel, bells and wreath decorating our apartment door. And, I keep wishing… MORE
 
 
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Dec. 17, 2013 11:42 am 
Updated: Feb. 26, 2014 12:20 pm
Maybe learning life lessons from Hollywood isn’t a reliable standard, but, I have to say, I really have learned a lot from the movies.    For instance, Judy Benjamin, the lead character in the 1980 Goldie Hawn film, Private Benjamin, had to decide on what her Army career duty choice would be, and MORE
 
 
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Nov. 20, 2013 2:05 pm 
Updated: Dec. 12, 2013 9:13 am
I’ll start right out with the disclaimer that I do respect doctors, nurses, medical personnel and health care workers of all kinds--if they have the heart to help. When you really need them, they are wonderful.them, they are wonderful.The problem is, even with good hearts, bad teaching and… MORE
 
 
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Oct. 28, 2013 8:53 am 
Updated: Nov. 9, 2013 6:01 am
I promised you the full story of my very first shooting lesson, which hubby dear was very excited about. As previously mentioned, he grew up on a very large cattle ranch in South Dakota, where guns, shooting, and generally keeping “critters” in categories of pests, profit-makers, pets, and… MORE
 
 
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Marjorie

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Stir Frying, Mediterranean, Gourmet

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As a freelancer, I write about food, travel, entertainment and health. Publishing began as business/health writer for Orange County Business Journal, drama critic for Orange County Register, LA Times, and Irvine World News, and food critic for Orange County Register's 13 city papers. I follow hubby around the country, so next destination in IL/WI was freelancing for Stateline Business and Rock River Times (my Lunch with Marjorie column is still online there). Now in CT, I write about life in New England, travel, continue Lunch with Marjorie, and have other ventures happening. I have consolidated all my writings at www.readmstradinger.com. Click on MENU for the growing list. Please leave comments! Thank you so much for reading. Marjorie
My favorite things to cook
breakfast scones, a myriad of stuffed peppers, frittatas, and lately Grouper.
My favorite family cooking traditions
sharing meals with family and friends
My cooking triumphs
grand marnier souffle, which my husband and I make together.
My cooking tragedies
kidney lasagne...hey, we were trying to save $$. lol
 
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