Category Archives: Near As I Can Figure…

More “Spamples”

Back in 2012, I shared some comments from my Spam folder. Some were crafted to sound almost like they were from a real person. Others were hilariously obvious robot comments. I notice a pattern: they use flattery and offers of … Continue reading

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More Food Impostors

Last month I published a scathing exposé revealing the startling news that, when cooked and mashed, cauliflower is still… cauliflower. Not potatoes or bread. I’ve since uncovered even more food fraud, and am back to warn you. First, take almond … Continue reading

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Faux-tatoes and Other Impostors

As I’ve mentioned before, I am not a food blogger. But this time I can’t keep my opinions to myself. In our quest for the ideal, healthy diet, there’s a lot of experimenting going on in our kitchen. Of particular … Continue reading

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You Might NOT Be a Germ Freak …

It’s come to my attention recently that I have a rather casual relationship with germs. I mean, I take Airborne before flying anywhere, and I do use antibacterial soap in the kitchen… sometimes… when I’m handling raw meats and such. … Continue reading

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You Know You’re One of the Family When…

Last weekend we visited Brent’s mom, rather belatedly, for her birthday. Mom and I sat at the table with our coffee, reminiscing about our long history. “You’ve treated me like a daughter from day one,” I told her with gratitude. … Continue reading

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Ambition

Some mornings if I’m crunched for time, I’ll use an online devotional called “Our Daily Bread.” I have the phone app and everything! So, back in June I read an entry about King David and how he wanted to build … Continue reading

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Happy Juneteenth!

All I can say is, they didn’t have motor vehicles or the Internet in January of 1863. That’s when President Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation, freeing all slaves in the United States. Except the word didn’t get out very fast. … Continue reading

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