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When there isn’t enough food, the body has to make a decision on how to invest the limited foodstuff available to it.  Survival comes first, growth comes second.  And in this kind of nutritional triage, the body seems obliged to rank learning, last.  It sort of it’s better to be stupid and alive, than smart and dead.
    —    Carl Sagan
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There is no sincerer love than the love of food.
    —     George Bernard Shaw
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2014 Just Long Enough
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2012 All Aboard
2011 Sail On, Sailor

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As long as I have food I don’t need when someone else has none, or have two coats and someone else has none, I share in a constantly repeated crime.
    —     Leo Tolstoy
Happy Thanksgiving to all my readers / followers!
Today, (like every day) I am thankful for a loving family and for friends I enjoy spending time with.  Next, I am thankful I live in this day and age (toilet paper, indoor plumbing, refrigerated food, relatively hi-speed internet) with all of our advancements.  And, finally, I thank God (or the universe) for not having been given an “easier” life.  It’s difficult to say I’ve lived a “hard” life because I have been graced with so many opportunities, but I’ve tried to squeeze the marrow from the bone and live life with few (and no major) regrets.  I doubt it (my life) would have been as interesting or as much fun, if it had been easier.
Hopefully, as you read this, you too are thankful for whatever graces / blessings you have this day…  And be prayerful for (and charitable to) those less fortunate.
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After a few moments, I realized that I was moved by [Julia] Child not only because she brought back happy boyhood memories but also because Child herself was so genuinely happy to be doing what she was doing.  I saw in that moment the embodiment of what I, and so may of us, aspire to.  To spend your life doing what you love and doing it well.  To achieve this is a rare thing, but for those who can, real joy is theirs, as is the ability to bring that joy to others through their chosen vocation.
    —    Stanley Tucci
From his book:  “Taste:  My Life Through Food
Originally found in the article:  “Julia Child Changed My Life
Appearing in:  Time Magazine;  dtd:  25 Oct / 1 Nov 2021
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Food is celebratory.  People who don’t cook don’t know how much fun they’re missing.
   —    Dr. Leo F. Buscaglia
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When I get a little money I buy books;  and if any is left I buy food and clothes.
     —    Desiderius Erasmus Roterodamus
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The struggle is a normal, necessary part of the process.  Changing your food is hard.  Changing your habits is even harder.  Changing your relationship with food is the hardest part of all.  The process requires struggle — it’s how you know you’re growing — but don’t make it harder than it has to be!  There is no such thing as the ‘perfect Whole30,’ so if your beef isn’t grass-fed or your travel meal doesn’t look exactly like our meal template, don’t sweat it.  Your only job is to stick to the Whole30 rules for 30 days, and some days, you’ll have to let good enough be good enough.  When you do struggle, remember why you took on the program in the first place, and don’t be overwhelmed by the big picture — just focus on the next day, or the next meal.  Don’t be afraid to ask for help when you need it, and high-five yourself for the victories you’re achieving every day you’re on the program, no matter how small.  Even tiny progress is progress.
     —    Melissa Hartwig
Quoted by:  Jamie Webber
In the on-line article:  “The Beginner’s Guide to Whole30
Specific link:  http://greatist.com/eat/whole30-beginners-guide
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I cannot remember the books I’ve read any more than the meals I have eaten;  even so, they have made me.
     ―    Ralph Waldo Emerson
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The future we have been sold doesn’t work.  Applying the principles of the factory floor to the natural world just doesn’t work.  Farming is more than a business.  Food is more than a commodity.  Land is more than a mineral resource.
    —    James Rebanks
(An English farmer’s account of the changes he is seeing)
as quoted by:  Andrew Sullivan
From Sullivan’s opinion piece / article:  “Our President’s Emotional Bait and Switch
Which I found on www.msn.com at:  http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/opinion/our-president%e2%80%99s-emotional-bait-and-switch/ar-AAnKTg4
That, in turn referenced the New York Times at:   http://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/01/opinion/an-english-sheep-farmers-view-of-rural-america.html?ref=opinion&_r=0
Sullivan’s article originally appearing in:  “Daily Intelligencer
Which is a section under New York Magazine
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