I share a house with a self professed "Hippy Chic". She likes peasant dresses and jeans with flowers embroidered on them. She is very aware of the need to recycle and do our part to help protect our planet. She would rather read a book than watch TV and she is very sensitive to the needs of other living creatures, even sea monkeys. Yes, she has sea monkeys. She draws little peace signs on the back of her notebooks and every scrap of paper she can find.
Well I think I stepped up a few points yesterday in the "Cool Dad" department. First of all she was very impressed, almost to the point of tears, when she found out that I've started car-pooling to work with a friend who lives nearby. "I'm so proud of you, Daddy." And secondly I picked up a pint of Ben and Jerry's for each of the kids last night. I saw the flavor "imagine whirled peace" with its peace sign shaped chocolate peaces and thought she'd get a kick out of it. She did.
If only my other kids were as easily impressed.
Gary Taubes and the Case Against Sugar - Gary Taubes writes that sugar is the cause of obesity and most chronic diseases. He makes a good case for the prosecution, but he doesn't convict.
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