Monthly Archives: November 2012

Gluten Free: Does it have anything to do with being vegan?

When I tell people I am gluten free, if they are at all knowledgeable they ask: Do you have Celiac Disease? I answer no. Do you then have gluten sensitivity? No, again. Then why would you be gluten free? Because … Continue reading

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Mysterious Properties of a Dog’s Bark

We have a golden lab called Benjy. We live on a beach in Auckland. Benjy gets to spend most of the day outside, but if he wants to come inside, he gives a sharp bark, which we hear from everywhere, … Continue reading

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Feeling Compassion is Not Enough

All languages I know (Spanish, French, Italian, German, English, even Sanskrit) and some I don’t (Greek and Latin) have three positive pro-social words: empathy, sympathy, and compassion. But lovely as these words are, as well as the feelings they point … Continue reading

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