Archive For June, 2013

Up On the Soapbox: Fighting the Obesity Epidemic

By | June 28, 2013

This morning, I spent my first cup of coffee reading this piece from The Atlantic, in which author David H. Freedman discusses the problems associated with prescribing the “wholesome food solution” as a cure for America’s obesity epidemic. It’s a two-fold problem, really. First, many foods touted as “healthy” may not be as saintly as […]

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Today, thank a firefighter

By | June 27, 2013

Living in the mountains, we have to be on high alert for wildfires this time of year. We’ve been lucky so far this year, and today was our closest scare yet. I was down in Boulder this morning when Bruce called to let me know we had received a reverse 911 call for “Stage 1 […]

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Make Your Own: Chalk Paint

By | June 5, 2013

So, here’s the thing: there is absolutely no chalk in this chalk paint.  But whip up a batch of this cornstarch-based paint, and set your kids loose on the driveway – it will wash right off with the hose.  Chalk paint is easy to make, easy to clean up, inexpensive, and most of all, fun! […]

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