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The Promise of Beauty

I am a sucker for the promise of beauty.  Soft, supple, glowing, youthful, age defying, correcting, perfecting; I have spent hours of my life trying to decide which assurance I will allow myself to believe.  Each season poses a different hair and skin question.  My ethnic mix  has defied many a product-promise yet I continue

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Chard Love

Is Swiss Chard the new spinach?  No, of course not.  It is, however, related to spinach and has similar nutritional qualities.  If you’re looking for another green to incorporate into your diet, chard grows well in the summer through autumn months, and is readily available due to it’s hardy nature.   Chard has been honored

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Getting my nails done

I enjoy trips to the nail salon.  I like to be attacked with sharp tools, smoothed with acid, and softened with hot wax.  I enjoy a vigorous rub down from a stranger, a woman of another culture with whom I share nothing, yet her gentle caress on my extremities offers the comfort of a motherly

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Fur is Back

The death of the fur debate; to wear, or not to wear, dead animals.  Anna Wintour, once served a dead raccoon while dining at the Four Seasons, and twice the victim of being tofu pied in the face, had only one sentiment in response: “Wear more fur.”  The public has heeded her command.  Headlines of

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On the Subject of Fur

The battle between those who wear fur for fashion, and those who fight for the rights of animals has been an ongoing public debate for over thirty years.  Somewhere along the line it seems that people stopped caring and started wearing.  Is this really the case?  Are we as callous and unscrupulous as an activist

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Pack Your Bags!

I am one of those lucky people who managed to escape from the dead of winter to a tropical paradise.  Before you hate me, let me explain; I was forced.  You know how sometimes when you’re drinking, you say something you really mean, but if you were in your right mind it would be in

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