Monthly Archives: August 2016

Fair comment

by cheri block I’ve been married to the same man for a very long time. He might say, in his charming and sincere manner that “…it seems like yesterday we were walking down the aisle. Life with you, Cheri, has … Continue reading

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Portlandia

by cheri granola I took my granddaughters to the newly named Oregon Zoo, formerly known as the Portland Zoo. Aside from the fact that, unbeknownst to me, my homemade sandwich fell out of the backpack that I had strapped to … Continue reading

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The Scarlet Letter (again)

by Mrs. Sabraw If you have been reading my writing since 2009, then you will remember this entry. If not, I repost it, not only because I find it entertaining to recall the world in which I operated, as deftly … Continue reading

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Summer sidles up to Fall

by cheri Bay leaves fall  onto my outdoor cocktail table; the sun sidles up to her lover, Fall. He’s still standoffish, waiting and plotting for the days to shorten, waiting for the yellow jackets to go home, the burning afternoons … Continue reading

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The Big Picture

by cheri block   Being small is rarely about size. We all know people who choose to be small rather than big, petty rather than generous, and selfish rather than selfless. And, we have all been that way, some people … Continue reading

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My amygdala told me to do it!

by cheri sabraw At the risk of alienating all of you, I am going to quote from Fat Chance.  I will paraphrase Dr. Lustig’s paragraph (p.71)  after you read it. The Limbic Triangle: Disordered Eating, Obesity, and Disease. These three … Continue reading

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Fat Chancery

by cheri sabraw While we were walking down Liverpool Street in London last month,  Glenys, my new friend, asked me if I was familiar with the scientific work of Dr. Robert Lustig, a pediatric endocrinologist from UCSF. Had I seen … Continue reading

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More strength training

by cheri sabraw Meet Mary. Age 85 (but she quickly lets me know she will be 86 in November). Mary is one of  a number of older women in our small gym, Snap Fitness,  who push weights. Her kettle bell … Continue reading

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