Diet is a four letter word That invariably spells trouble. When I see a dieter coming I am quick to take flight, Before I am forced To hear the virtues Of the Atkins Diet, The South Beach Diet, The Paleo Diet, Or the Keto Diet. Diets galore and Diets ad nauseum. When the simplest solution Is to eat less and exercise more. Written for … Continue reading With due apology to all dieters:
The salon was packed to the rafters. This was no surprise today, the beginning of the holiday season. Each new person who entered noticed a peculiar smell. Some attributed it to the lotions and potions being used for various treatments. Others thought it was simply the result of too many people in a closed room. As time passed, the smell grew intense. No one wanted … Continue reading The Elephant In the Room.
Two old timers Were reminiscing : “Nothing tastes the same Nobody cooks like mum used to. Songs, movies and shows, They are just not the same. The parties, the people, the gossip Everything has lost its sparkle. The world is a different place, It lacks something vital now.” As they chatted, they realized: The missing ingredient is youth. Written for Word of the Day … Continue reading What is missing ?
A desire for comfort food, Plagues us in times of stress. In tacit agreement with our emotional chemistry, Our body makes us crave familiar treats.. Warm apple pie with vanilla ice cream, Chicken baked in a rich creamy sauce. Favourite flavours and aromas comfort us like a warm blanket, Or bring joy like a surprise package in the mailbox . Written for FOWC with … Continue reading The Desire for Comfort Food