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Tempering Passion with Joy

For those of us who see through the illusions and injustices of the world, it is easy to get riled up over them. Speaking for myself, if left unchecked, my passion for truth can quickly turn into aggression. But aggression is aggression, whether it’s coming from egotistical oppressors or impassioned activists, whether its intention is

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Oxygen Tank, Anyone?

Because of industrial agriculture, and because of changes in ocean currents caused by industrially induced global warming, there are increasing numbers of ever-larger hypoxic zones in oceans all over the planet. In some regions, such as off the coast of southern California, oxygen levels have dropped by 25 percent in the last twenty years. In some

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Shiver and Shake! Part 2

Many of you are noticing that, in my writings, I seem to be coloring further and further outside the lines. Some of you welcome this, while others of you find it unsettling. I can understand both reactions. As I was walking through the snow-laden paths of Central Park at daybreak this morning, I thought about

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A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Manifest Destiny

As you might remember from grade-school American history, Manifest Destiny was the 19th-century U.S. claim that its settlers were divinely ordained to expand across the North American continent. This was the defense for the cold-blooded extermination of countless natives, whole communities that had been thriving on this land for at least tens of thousands of

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The Ultimate Luxury: Fresh Produce and the Traveling Kitchen

On August 25th I could be found in the lap of luxury at the larger-than-life Badrutt’s Palace Hotel in the storybook Swiss Alpine village of St. Moritz. Just one month later, on September 25th, I was checked in at the Courtyard Marriott in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Boy, did my coach ever turn into a pumpkin! That

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Recent Article from Get Fresh

I wanted to share with you all an article I recently wrote for Get Fresh: “The anatomics of your subatomics” Who we are and what we’re capable of starts with our trillions of body cells. Are they clean, are they healthy and are they communicating properly? Download the PDF here

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The Endocrine System: The Fountain of Youth, Part Two

Ah…the ever-sought-after fountain of youth—that elusive, fantastical, mysterious, alluring mistress. From Alexander the Great to Ponce De Leon, explorers and people of powerful repute throughout history have searched the earth for the fabled waters that would restore their bodies and free them from the clutches of physical degradation and death. Does this miraculous liquid exist?

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