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Leveraging Christmas

December 5th, 2010 · No Comments

Things are tight this year, so I’m going to take a tip from Wall Street. Usually I send gifts to charity in honor of relatives living far away. Doing this costs fewer trees and is far healthier for the recipient than lofting another calorie-laden package of designer chocolate into the mail for Uncle Rich or […]

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Tags: Thinking like Wall Street

Christmas Cookie

December 28th, 2009 · No Comments

It’s Christmas time. The cookies are in play. These have a different frosting, tweaked spices, lots of sugar and butter. What do I think? I think of my aunt’s diabetes, of elevated glucose levels. I think of my hard-won battle with cholesterol. I think of the movie, Supersize Me, that I recently got from the […]

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Tags: Thought for Food

Op-ed: Pat Hanson on Virtual Christmas Giving

December 15th, 2008 · No Comments

Monterey Bay Area writer Pat Hanson delivers some practical suggestions for handling a Christmas when material resources are short. Virtual Christmas Giving: A True Story I prefer Halloween to Christmas.  You can dress up any way you like, pretend, and have an excuse for putting on a mask.  As soon as retailers start luring us […]

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Tags: It's about time! · Op-ed · Pat Hanson