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Month: April 2013

The Perils of a Food Tester

At the end of her life, Margot Woelk has decided to tell her incredible story as a young woman who was Adolf Hitler’s food tester. During the final years of World War II, the fear of being poisoned forced Margot, along with 14 other girls, to sample Hitler’s food before he ate it. The vegetarian… Read More ›

Take Our Daughters and Sons To Work

Cuteness (a colleague’s daughter) visits Gail in Engineering!

God Made a Dog

The Reluctant Cook: Start Your Meal With An Amuse-Bouche

Let’s get a little fancy pants at your next dinner party by serving an amuse-bouche, which is a single, bite-sized hors d’oeuvre that starts a meal. It’s one delectable, take a moment to savor, tantalize the senses, bite. These little mouth amuser’s are creative masterpieces, which showcases the chef’s creativity and artistry. Served on spoons,… Read More ›

We are beautiful

Every time you spend money, you’re casting a vote for the kind of world you want. — Anna Lappe The new Dove ad was revealed this week and is a powerful portrayal of how women see themselves. Dove has described it as, “Women are their own worst beauty critics. Only 4% of women around the… Read More ›

Spam Poetry: It Might Be

So Tom was stumped, I didn’t sleep much. The average mans a coward. I did, mos sholy, It made me shiver. But I never said so. I haint got no money, I didn’t nuther. Trouble is brewing. Why, any candle, he says, We are highwaymen. Yes, a dukes different. Nor church? Nor church, so I… Read More ›

The Far Side “Thagomizer” Story

As a child my entertainment was always in the form of reading, starting with comic books, Sunday comic strips then moving to the local mobile library that came to my neighborhood. My favorite part of school was getting the Scholastic flyer where I could order books that were delivered to my desk a few weeks… Read More ›

I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings — Maya Angelou

The free bird leaps on the back of the wind and floats downstream till the current ends and dips his wings in the orange sun rays and dares to claim the sky. But a bird that stalks down his narrow cage can seldom see through his bars of rage his wings are clipped and his… Read More ›

Freeze dried versus Dried Fruit

Snacks should be for days that start with the letter ā€œSā€. That is a saying my grandmother used all the time when we would ask for snacks as kids. She was right but there are so many tasty snacks! I know I should wait for the next mealtime or have a piece of fruit but… Read More ›

Upgrade your FitBit Zip

I just found out that the Fitbit Zip now has a mobile app for the Android. Hurray! My Christmas gift has expanded. The app has an easy to read Dashboard that lets you see your Steps and Food in a glance. It lets you enter into a Food log, Water log and keep track with… Read More ›

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