MIND YOUR PEAS & QS

Supper’s ready. Help yourself to some phytonutrients. Polyphenol antioxidants. Including kaempferol, a cardioprotective flavonoid. Syringic acid which inhibits activity of an enzyme called alpha-glucosidase. Betalains. Reddish-purple betacyanin pigments. And yellowish betaxanthin pigments. Nine betacyanin pigments, in fact. Including betanin, isobetanin, betanidin, and isobetanidin. And a staggering 19 betaxanthin pigments. Including histamine-betaxanthin, alanine-betaxanthin, tyramine-betaxanthin. And 3-methoxytyramine-betaxanthin. […]

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FEED YOUR HEAD

School. The place to get an education. Especially at lunch time. We learn to barter and trade. Your ham-and-cheese for my tuna sandwich. I’ll take your apple if you’ll take my banana. We also learn to buy and sell. Give you a quarter for those cookies. I’ll take fifty cents for this piece of pie. […]

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LOVE IT!

Valentine’s Day. Heartache. Heart throb. Heartfelt. Heart’s desire. Some reject it. Or neglect it. Shop windows reflect it. Restaurants celebrate it. Such as Willow Creek Café & Club. Valentine’s Dinner Special for Two— Two Certified Angus 12 oz. Ribeyes. Choice of baked potato or fries. Salad bar, roll, and tea. And a Special Valentine’s Dessert. […]

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MAKES YOU WONDER

Gee whiz. There’s a new science out there. It’s called Gee-Whiz-ology. You heard it here first. (Because I just made it up.) A new science for the New Age. The study of awe. As in “awesome.” Or “wowie zowie.” We can say that about so many things in life. The very ordinary becomes extraordinary. Every […]

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LET SLEEPING DOGS LIE

Robin. Right there on the Courthouse lawn. Bob-bobbin along. Maybe that means early spring. Or maybe it means nothing. Or maybe it’s like the old saying: The early bird gets the worm. Those old sayings may be old. But they’re full of common sense. Which is not so common. Just look at our politicians. A lotta […]

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THE TREE OF LIFE

Another day in Mason. Another day of life. One day at a time. And some days a particular piece of white paper. Not just any paper. Funeral notices. Posted outside shops and offices surrounding the square. And beyond. Like little flags flapping white in the wind. Those who pass by look closer. Whether local or […]

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DON’T CATCH COLD

Mason Gas Co. truck. Now that’s a sight for sore eyes. Especially when the weather plunges to 20 degrees. And your tank is empty. Same goes for Community Service. Bring on the propane. Fill ’er up. Light that fire. Or gather up the wood and build one. This is definitely fireplace weather. Cold Gray. Dreary […]

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