Learning a New Way to Cook

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I suppose one perk that comes with a low carb diet is the ability to eat more meat.   I have largely eschewed red meat, primarily because of its cholesterol content. Now, though, I read that red meats, in moderation, are acceptable for a low carb diet.   Tonight my wife brought home two pounds of ground beef. Ordinarily, I … Read More

When a Wife Leaves Home. Briefly

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My Outback hat
My Outback hat

My wife will be going on a trip with a friend in a few weeks. I will have 10 quiet days to do special projects. Thanks to a trip to Home Depot last week, and a trip to Costco this morning, I have great ideas.   The Barbecue and the Smoker   At Costco today I purchased reusable 100 percent … Read More

Food for Thought – And Longer Life

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Robert Ebsen

Last week I was talking about calcium, and this week I am talking about glucose. The connection? New blood tests have been analyzed. My hemoglobin A1c blood test scores steadily have risen in the past few years.  These scores indicate that increasing amounts of glucose have been attaching to my red blood cells.  This year’s score was just above the … Read More

Why Eating Right Is Crucial as You Age

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Reclast Infusion

The good news about my recent bone density scores is that they were not significantly lower than two years ago. The bad news: The T-score on my spine is -3.1. The T-scores on my neck are -2.5 (left) and -2.7 (right). The T-scores on my hip are -1.8 (left) and -2.0 (right).  When T-scores are below -2.5, therapy with a … Read More

Welcome to One of Life’s Great Joys

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My 2½-year-old granddaughter tells us her favorite colors are pink and purple. When I asked her which of my flashlights she would like – the red one, the blue one, the silver one or the black one, of course she said, “I would like a pink and purple flashlight.” So, I searched Amazon for a pink and purple flashlight. Yes, … Read More

I’m Always Covered When I Swim

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Mr. Ebsen’s pool goes under cover
Mr. Ebsen’s pool goes under cover

It was 70° this morning when I entered my above-ground pool. The temperature of the water was 86°.  Finally, no pool-heater gas was needed. In these past winter months, from November through February, my gas-operated pool pump has turned on each morning automatically at 6:30. In just one hour and 30 minutes, my pool was heated to 86°.  There is … Read More

Best 3-Ds I Ever Have Seen

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I spent years waiting for my television to break. No such luck. Yes, I hoped it would break so I could replace it with a 3-D TV. As you may know, after months of watching 3-D movies on my virtual reality headset, I purchased a system far better than a 3-D TV. My new 3-D movie projection system is enabling … Read More

Why This Should Be a Happy March for Me

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After months of watching 3-D movies just inches from my nose on my virtual reality headset, I am ready to take the next step. What will it be like to go from a 4-inch 3-D picture on my iPhone to a 100-inch big-screen 3-D picture? I just discovered the 3-D projector option last week when I was looking for 3-D … Read More

Thank You, Mr. Taxman, for These Projects

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Mr. Ebsen
Mr. Ebsen

Whenever I can fix or install something in the house, I get a good feeling.  It’s not only that I save money, but I have pride in my accomplishments. So when we received our modest tax refund, we decided that it was time to fix the slow-draining sink and replace the high-flush toilet. I had years ago put in a … Read More

About Time to Recognize One Man’s Talents

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Mr. Ebsen

My passion of this week has to be Donald Trump. I am mesmerized by his news conferences. I resonate with this man’s sensitivity and honesty. He shows his personal feelings, his unique humor, and his willingness to address the issues and questions to the best of his ability without giving our adversaries timetables of what he will be doing. When … Read More