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Honest Eating at Joseph-Beth Booksellers

I am happy to report that Honest Eating is available at our local Joseph-Beth Booksellers here in Lexington, KY.

They do a great job with out of state sales; please contact them at your convenience.

http://www.josephbeth.com/Default.aspx

I want to thank all the readers who send me notes of appreciation, joy,and renewed exuberance!

Honest Eating is still challenging us to take an honest look at our lives, and to change what we don’t like.

Happy Days! and Honest Eating, to Love Food, Love Yourself, & Love Life!

 

Michael Pollan’s Big Food vs. Little Food

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Pollan’s article clarifies the Big Question, “Why in America do we continue to produce harmful ubiquitous food?” Simple answer, profit and lobbyists. “Where does our food come from and what is its effect on our health, and the health of the planet?” Pollan supplies answers through his journalisitic precision. Scroll down for a link to the article.

Bottom line, we the consumers care more and more about the ethics behind what we eat, and its effects on our health. Big Food knows this, and they are frightened for their brands. The brands we’ve known and trusted throughout our lives, the brands that make them a lot of money, and the brands that create a lot of power in Washington:

Cambell’s, Kelloggs, Post, Nestlé, Dannon, Betty Crocker, Pillsbury, General Mills, Cherrios, Pepsi, Coke, Mars, Pepperidge Farm, Wonder  Bread, Swanson, Birdseye, Tyson, Jimmy Dean, and let’s not forget the franchises: McDonld’s, Wendy’s, Jack-In-the-Box, Arby’s, Burger King, Kentucky Fried Chicken, Applebee’s, Ruby’s, Outback Steakhouse (and all the other”steak houses”) many, many more, offering quick  and cheap food, that is if you don’t consider your health as a cost.

Old Italian adage, “It’s better to pay the grocer than the doctor.”

Big Food a 1.5 trillion dollar industry vs Little Food a 50 billion dollar industry, who will win?

It’s up to us, the consumers. If we continue to shop with our consciences, our dollars spent will speak.

Big Food’s vulnerability “is the conscience of the American eater, who in the past decade has taken a keen interest in the question of where our food comes from, how it is produced, and the impact of our everyday food choices on the land, on the hands that feed us, and the animals we eat, and, increasingly, on the climate.”

No one can write these words, this movement, better than Michael Pollan.

What to buy? Buy local, particularly local/organic, look for this stamp, and produce starting with the number “9”such as 90546, 92356. images

Sustainable fish, http://www.mcsuk.org/downloads/fisheries/PocketGoodFishGuide_2016_low.pdf

Humanely raised meat products, if you eat them, ask the butcher where it comes from and how it is slaughtered. At Lucky’s, and Whole Foods they will tell you.

Avoid all packaged and processed foods, do not eat at franchises, ask your waiter where the chicken comes from, if he doesn’t know the chef will know. Make your dollars count and your voice heard. The “Little Food” 50 billion dollar industry is growing,

For more on the subject of food, how to love it, prepare it, enjoy it, and be healthy this site has a great search engine for past articles and recipes, it’s all here.

For the full Michael Pollan article:

 http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2016/10/09/magazine/obama-administration-big-food-policy.html?_r=0

Roquefort Dressing on Butterhead Lettuce with Art

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Do you love cheese as I do? Especially Roquefort, the ewe’s milk cheese aged in limestone caves in France. Yummy!

How to dress the quiet butterhead leaves of lettuce with this pungent cheese, a startling flavor of simplicity.

Get out your wooden salad bowl. Dribble a couple glugs of Extra virgin olive oil. (A wee note on olive oils. Keep them fresh, do not store near heat, must be in a dark colored, green bottle, pressed no later than a year ago).

A couple glugs, or

3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil http://oliveoillovers.com/extra-virgin-olive-oil/

2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar, along with a squeeze of lemon (acidic and alkaline)

1 teaspoon minced garlic

1/2 teaspoon sea salt, Maldive is good, or Go to Salt Works, https://www.seasalt.com

2 tablespoons of half and half cream

2 ounces roquefort cheese crumbled

whisk together with a fork

add a finely chopped slice of onion

add one head of hydrophonic butterhead lettuce,

Toss wildly! the secrete to a good salad is in the toss, this evenly coats the leaves with dressing.

Recipe is for 1 or 2 people, just multiply each ingredient for more.

Enjoy!

This reminds me of a very green painting I did not too long ago——–I call it,  “Three Forest Ponies.” 36X36, acrylic

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Here’s another on sale at Kennydid Gallery in Midway, KY———–I call this one, “Horses in Blue.” 36X36. acrylic

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Book Sales

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I want to inform you that my book, Honest Eating, is no longer available on Amazon.

They have not paid me in the last 4 years I’ve been on the site. At any given time they can determine the cost of the book and sometimes sell it for $1.99. (This could put a lot of good writers out of business! The average income for a writer in the US according to a recent survey by the NYT’s is $12,000 per year. Same with artists. Awfully expensive to be creative in America.)

And, I just found out their Amazon Advantage services went up to $99.00 per year. This venue for sales is simply too expensive to keep up.

I’d like to rationalize that anyone truly wanting an honest look at food, and their individual releationship to food will buy the book directly from me. My book has been accedited by nutrtionists and dieticians, and distributed by the University of North Carolina’s Student Health Dept.

SLASH! SLASH !SLASH! No one is going to email me, right?

Honest Eating, How to Love Food, Love Yourself & Love Life available at Morris Book shop Lexington, KY

http://www.morrisbookshop.com/welcome

You can still e-mail me, I’ll send you the book, once I recieve a check for the cost of the book and the shipping. Total cost bought directly from me is $13.00. Or, order from Morris Bood Shop.

My book helps people understand food, “the good food that tells the truth.” It helps us understand the what’s, the where’s, the when’s, and the why’s of our eating habits. My book has changed how people think about food.

 

 

Back Blogging About the Real Deal

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Hello! It’s been a while. I’ve noticed some action on my site so thought why not get back in the swing talking about food, health, and the American food industry.

The profit-over-health food industry. All those giant grocery stores are in the business of making money. Period. Not surprising, this is what we’re all about in America. Industrial giants of the food industry destroy whole foods. They replicate them with chemicals, basically. But who cares when you can so easily avoid them!

I love food, so I hate to see the enjoyment of nurishing good food turn into a science. I have written a book that logically and truthfully guides you through the quagmire of our relationship to food, (needs help!) what’s available, and how to partake in yummy and satisfying meals without the aid of technology and science.

Shop where they sell organic. Shop where they sell organically, which often translates into humanely, raised animal products. Prepare your own food, do not buy pre-prepared food. Learn to take the time to have some fun in the kitchen! Your body and family will thank you! Make it a team event, kids have got to learn how to choose and prepare healthy whole foods.

Best and easiest snack, a banana.

Bananas are packed with vitamins, minerals, and even some protein. Add peanut butter if you want. Grab a bunch of grapes, get the real deal, and please, since when is colored water infused with laboratory fruit flavor better for you than the real deal?

Don’t pay more and get less. You will always get less when you buy altered, processed, laboratory created food and drink over the real deal. You know why fake is out there, because along with clever marketing companies that make substitute foods can make a lot of money! They can’t make money when you pick something off a tree! Think about it! By the way, who pays for the marketing? We do in the cost of the product.

What’s the real deal? Fresh squeezed OJ, H2O, even beer! Fresh fruits, papaya another super food like bananas, raspberries and blueberries, fresh vegetables, unadulterated whole grains, more details in my book.

Have fun with real food, create a meal worth savoring. Grab a snack worth eating. Don’t waste calories or energy on fake stuff! Get the “Real Deal” !

 

 

 

 

 

My Theory on Our Crumbling Democracy

  1. Premise: A democracy does not work without an active participating society.
  2. We are not an active participating society.
  3. Why? Because most of us middle income people, the majority, work 2 jobs, both spouses work, kids have multiple after school activities, and weekend sports, etc. We have food to buy and prepare, yards to care for, cars to take care of, errands to run, and we work maybe 70 hours a week, we spend time online, FB, Twitter, Instagram, games, research, news, etc. Finally, we have no time for writing letters we feel will not be read (this is not true), and no time for phone calls to our Senators and Representatives, and many have even quit voting.
  4. We have a hapless society living in despair and in need of repair.

 

How do we repair a hapless society?

  1. We wake up, and live conscientiously.
  2. We offer our opinions and advice to our representatives on a monthly basis, vent if nothing else. Show your true colors!
  3. We stop criticizing without back-up. Do something! Do not criticize without action.
  4. We stop judging our Congressmen and Congresswomen, and take a good hard look at ourselves, our values, what really matters to us, and then we take a good hard look at what we are doing about those values? Follow the path that moves you and share the principles of your values. You might find that they are not so different from many working harder than you to change things for the better.

What can our Congressmen and Congresswomen do to better understand us?

  1. Wake up, and see us.
  2. Ask yourselves, do you really think all we care about is a job? What about a life? We want a vacation, we want to go to the movies, to the opera, to the symphony, we want to have time to enjoy ourselves.
  3. Look at how the rest of the world looks at us, not with envy, but pity. We hear this ubiquitous phrase again and again: Americans live to work, we (pick any country) we work to live!

Capitalism

  1. Capitalism needs oversight, and smart citizens and representatives understand the very fine line between capitalism gone amok and creative ingenuity attained through struggle.
  2. What do we lose with a freewheeling economy? We lose jobs, excellent education for all, excellent health care for all, and equal opportunity for all.
  3. What is a freewheeling economy? Well, money rules, and there are more losers than there are winners.

I’ve written my thoughts, after Congress ignores freewheeling gun ownership, a freewheeling economy, and most of all, Congress ignores us, the citizens. A little reminder to our Congressmen and Congresswomen:

WE ARE CITIZENS.  We are not consumers. WE ARE CITIZENS.

I am sending this letter to Mitch McConnell and the President of the United States (that’s really preaching to the choir, but I want him to know, we are active, we care, and we have not given up!)

 

More on Gratitude, or Naikan, Directly from Tom Thompson

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Tom Thompson writes:

One of the most powerful and useful practices I have discovered is the Japanese practice of  Naikan. Naikan means “inside looking.” Yoshimoto Ishin, a self-made millionaire, discovered the usefulness of Naikan in his own awakening or enlightenment and he wanted to make this wonderful practice available to everyone

What now follows is my interpretation of Naikan as I teach it in the Hara Training at The Awakened Heart Center for Conscious Living.  http://www.theawakenedheartcenter.com/

Naikan enables us to develop a deep attitude of gratitude and respect for all of our life based on our actual experience. To practice Naikan, we do not have to believe anything. All we have to do is accurately report the truth of our daily life.

As we practice Naikan sincerely, we begin to realize, from the very depths of our being, that we live in a completely interdependent universe, that we could not survive without others, that MUCH MORE IS GIVEN TO US EACH DAY THAN WE COULD POSSIBLY GIVE BACK. 

The practices of Naikan that I recommend to begin with are four. I recommend doing them for 15 to 30 minutes right before bed, right before you go to sleep, except the fourth one which you can do anytime.

1) Ask what you have received from others today. Include everything such as where did you get the bed you are sleeping on, who changed the sheets, who made the clock by your bed for you, wrote the book you are reading, who taught you how to read. Once you get the hang of it, the list is always endless and always humbling. If we tell the truth, we have always received much more than we have given.

2) What have I given to others today? Be honest. It is good to see that we have given less than we have received. It is very important not to get involved in guilt and inadequacy here — that is not the point at all. The point is to directly recognize that we are not separated, isolated creatures but part of a much greater process that transcends our limited personality.  

3) What trouble have I caused others? Again, the point of this inquiry is not to create guilt or shame but rather to recognize we are far from perfect and yet this amazing universe continues to have us, support us, take care of us. As we practice Naikan, we begin to move from “I, Me, Mine” to the wholeness of “Us, We, Ours.”

4) Do secret services to others in which you receive no recognition. This practice is especially useful in relationships that are going through difficult times — whether at work or at home. We stop looking for something to complain about and instead look for situations in which we may be secretly useful. 

It is important to do theses practices daily and sincerely. In a very short time we will notice an amazing change in life and in ourselves. Our whole attitude changes for the better. If we make a sincere and deep commitment to Naikan, we can actually realize true enlightenment and be free.

Again, Naikan can be practiced by anyone of any faith or lack of faith. It requires no belief, only an honest assessment of the facts of our life. If everyone practiced Naikan, just imagine what the world would be like!

 

Energies

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We are born with certain, latent energies. These energies drive us to act upon them, to be a certain person with certain attainable skills. These energies form our values, what matters most to us. What we must do.

How and why, we do not know. We might ask, “What makes an artist?” “What makes a horsewoman?” Many of us answer, “We were born to it.”

A writer wakes early and writes because, “She has to.” A dancer dances because “She has to.” This driving life force enables us to live honest and true to ourselves no matter what obstacles heave in our way. Sometimes without cognition we just carry on as if swept by a powerful endless wave. What is the source of these energies that drive us?

I was born a horsewoman. My parents had no connextion to the world of horses. I never had a friend until my mid-twenties that rode a horse, yet I rented them on weekends, and rode at Camp Zoe, and sometimes in Wyoming. I feel a connection to horses, and I have always trusted them. Why? And, oh! What a gift!

But, why do some have no force, but evil? Has the energy to be been buried somehow, stifled, and misshapen by circumstance? Is the resulting fear and anger the only energies that drive the lost soul? Does this fear and anger cause frustration resulting in destructive behavior?

For those of us driven by a good energy that supersedes all else, let’s be thankful. In fact, let’s jump up and down, celebrate, and conquer those obstacles that are sure to come, and carry on! For the lost soul with no life enhancing energy, I pray to God for them and their tortured lives, as I pray for their victims who have the ill luck of being in their way.

I love horses, always have, and I thank my lucky stars everyday.

 

 

 

 

Honest Eating, It’s About Inspiration

“We have lost connection to our space and our place, all the life in that space, and a celebration of that space–our planet. Making ourselves feel deep dissatisfaction and alienation.  . . . . . It’s time we celebrate and find joy in our existence, expressing this joy with gratitude for the body/vehicle that transports us through this beautiful maze of atoms, forming potential, possibility, and equilibrium.”
This is the essence of my book. I follow with this: “Just a little side note about passion. It will fill you, engage you, and satisfy you  like no other substance.”
One reader posted. “If you want to change your life, but think you can’t; this is the book for you.”
I want my audience to find the joy and the celebration in their lives. I believe that we can not find this joy without recognizing the wonderment (a state of awe and respect) of our connection to all life; animal, plant and mineral; neighbors, family, co-workers; and our precious planet, our bodies.
If you want to make the most out of your treasured little time on this planet, while being carried by the one body you will receive in this short life, recognize and dwell within your values, your beliefs, and your desires. Now observe their effects on every other life form. Now ask, “Am I serving this place, or am I contributing to its demise?” Follow this question with the knowledge of how powerfully valuable you are to the whole, and pay attention to your body:  Am Serving my body, or am I contributing to its demise?

Portuguese Stew

 

This is basically a fish, potato, and kale stew. It is spicy, pungent, and healthy! Unbelievable, wait ’till you taste this rich and tasty dish.

First make your stock, no worries, this takes minutes:

32 oz water in a good sized pot, two heaping tablespoons of red miso, two strips of Kombu or other edible ocean plant (find these dried seaweeds in your Asian isle at Whole Foods), two large cloves of garlic roughly chopped, and a good slice of ginger. Add cracked fresh pepper and sea salt if needed. Let boil lightly for about 30 minutes then remove the Kombu with tongs.

Meanwhile, wash your quartered potatoes (or use the delectable tiny reds, yukons, and purples available at some stores: Tasteful Selection.com, chop your bunch of kale, one red pepper in strips, and one sweet onion roughly chopped.

To your boiling pot add potatoes, kale and onion first and keep at a low boil for about another 30 minutes (if you like your kale undercooked add to your preferred cooking time). Add the pepper strips after 15 minutes, and add your fish. Last night I had Mahi Mahi a dense fish which took about 15 minutes to cook in the stew. I cut it into larges chunks. Shrimp are good in this too, but add at the very last, they only take about 3 minutes to cook!

Now for the secret ingredient. The ingredient that makes this truly an international dish reminiscent of Spanish galleons sailing the seas. Find an Asian grocery store and buy yourself a jar of fresh chili with fermented black beans. An 11 oz jar is about $5.00. Now add about a teaspoon to your stew. Taste for your preference. I add this to stir frys, and rice dishes with vegetables, and or, with fish. Use it sparingly, but use it often. It will add a richness to any dish, even your burgers, or better yet, your vegan burgers.

You are adding ingredients to the pot in the order of their cooking time with potatoes the longest and the fish the shortest cooking time. It’s a one pot simple meal with simple clean-up!

I read the paper while my house became redolent of the Mediterranean. I sipped a tempranillo from Spain and found myself in a little homemade paradise. Food can do this to you, whisk you away to foreign places. Ahhh!

Seared Steak with Rich Greens

Want to know how to pump up the flavor of our vegetables? Add them to the pan in which you just seared your steak. It’s a two pot meal, quick, easy clean-up, healthy, and so good! One pot steaming the greens, collards, broccoli, or kale, for example. And one pan for the steak.

First, get the best beef you can buy-humanely raised! Remember, if the product you are cooking is bad, cheap, and inhumanely raised it will taste badly, AND be bad for you.

Now, sear and cook your ribeye, sirloin, or filet in a very hot pan drizzled with olive oil to your taste. I like medium rare. Season your steak with sea salt and cracked pepper before adding it to the pan. Any cooked steak should sit a good ten minutes before being cut. If you cut it before cooling, all the juices will run out and that will toughen and dry the meat.

Meanwhile get your water boiling in the steamer. Steam your choice of greens, my favorite is broccoli. After steaming slightly, add a little butter to your still warm pan that you prepared you steak in, add a little salt and pepper, chopped garlic if you like, I like! and place the greens in the pan. I like to use tongs. Toss a little, let cook just a pinch longer, 2 minutes maybe, then you have beautifully flavored vegetables!

Here you are, enjoy, and remember, make the good food taste good, and leave the bad food alone! That’s a martini, a cocktail I heartily recommend with steak. For this evening I used kale. Wow! What a meal!

Seared Steak and Greens

 

Spicy Tomato, Bok Choy, and Rice

Artful Ingredients

Do you like a little heat in your dining? I do, and it is so good for your pipes! Cleansing, detoxifying, and distinctively tasty!

First, I roasted my tomatoes that I had purchased at the farmer’s market. 425 degree oven, Rough chop the tomatoes, drizzle with olive oil, and season with sea salt. Takes about 25 minutes.

Put on your rice. I like Jasmine Rice. When the rice is practically done add one of my favorites, Asian Fresh Chili Peppers with Fermented Black Beans. It’s like a relish; I find this in a jar at the Asian store. Then add toasted sesame seeds. This is a fancy and delightful touch!

Meanwhile, stir fry your bok choy with oil, a little toasted sesame oil, about one fifth to the regular oil, chopped garlic and ginger, orange or red pepper, onion, and or scallions, serano, or habanero pepper, and add chopped mint and cilantro at the last minute.

A great dish for a change. I like a cold beer with this. Wow! Be inventive! Add what you like! It’s fun!

Tomato, Bok Choy, and Rice

 

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Cable TV vs. Reading Newspapers, Books, and Poetry

Are you as susceptible as I am when it comes to wasting time? Can you just as easily put off the important stuff for a little respit, such as sitting in front of mindless TV, i.e. Judge Judy, The Late Show, Ellen (fun and adorable I admit), Wheel of Fortune, The Bachelor? And, sports, I love sports! I did this yesterday.

About a year and a half ago I cut-off my cable, no TV. (I’ve since turned it back on, and guess what, I waste more time, and I’ve gained a little weight sitting on my “you know what” in front that “idiot box” my mom used to call it.) With no TV I read more novels, more poetry, more on art, i got a lot more done, I painted more, and I read the newspaper everyday. Just so you know, I like the NYT’s, a paper that is clinging (only my opinion because of its increasing copy editing errors) to its  lofty position of the number one newspaper in the world. A little proof of that statement:

Top 200 Newspapers in the world by the 4imn.com Newspaper Web Ranking:   http://www.4imn.com/top200/

My point is this: we all answer to time, we all are busy, we all need to slow down, so let’s make room for, and good use of our down time by enriching ourselves. True entertainment is good, a little TV is Ok, but it is addicting and unhealthy, and, boy, cable eats up your budget!

1  The New York Times
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2  The Guardian
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3  The People’s Daily
China
4  The Daily Mail
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5  The Washington Post
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6  The Daily Telegraph
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7  The Wall Street Journal
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8  USA Today
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9  Los Angeles Times
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10  The Times of India
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11  The Examiner
United States
12  The Independent
United Kingdom
13  Daily News
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14  El Mundo
Spain
15  Financial Times
United Kingdom
16  Bild
Germany
17  El País
Spain
18  Chicago Tribune
United States
19  The Sydney Morning Herald
Australia
20  La Repubblica
Italy
21  Le Monde
France
22  Hürriyet
Turkey
23  Le Figaro
France
24  China Daily
China
25  The Globe and Mail
Canada
26  Corriere della Sera
Italy
27  Houston Chronicle
United States
28  Die Welt
Germany
29  Gazeta Wyborcza
Poland
30  New York Post
United States
31  Daily Mirror
United Kingdom
32  The Christian Science Monitor
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33  Milliyet Gazetesi
Turkey
34  Marca
Spain
35  Süddeutsche Zeitung
Germany
36  Asahi Shimbun
Japan
37  The Age
Australia
38  The Hollywood Reporter
United States
39  Die Zeit
Germany
40  The Toronto Star
Canada
41  The Sun
United Kingdom
42  The Chicago Sun-Times
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43  Yomiuri Shimbun
Japan
44  Mladá fronta Dnes
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45  The Economic Times
India
46  The Washington Times
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47  The Philadelphia Inquirer
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48  San Jose Mercury News
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49  Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung
Germany
50  The Onion
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51  The Denver Post
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52  Il Sole 24 Ore
Italy
53  ABC
Spain
54  Clarín
Argentina
55  Komsomolskaya Pravda
Russia
56  O Globo
Brazil
57  Libération
France
58  La Nación
Argentina
59  Newsday
United States
60  The Australian
Australia
61  The Sacramento Bee
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62  Star Tribune
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63  Kommersant
Russia
64  La Gazzetta dello Sport
Italy
65  The Hindu
India
66  The Miami Herald
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67  The Dallas Morning News
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68  Der Standard
Austria
69  Aftonbladet
Sweden
70  National Post
Canada
71  The Boston Globe
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72  The Oregonian
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73  The Jerusalem Post
Israel
74  Le Nouvel Observateur
France
75  The Baltimore Sun
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76  Metro
United Kingdom
77  Der Tagesspiegel
Germany
78  The Seattle Times
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79  The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
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80  The New Zealand Herald
New Zealand
81  Nihon Keizai Shimbun
Japan
82  Al-Ahram
Egypt
83  Rossiyskaya Gazeta
Russia
84  De Telegraaf
Netherlands
85  L’Equipe
France
86  The Hindustan Times
India
87  Philippine Daily Inquirer
Philippines
88  20 Minutos
Spain
89  Boston Herald
United States
90  The Star Online
Malaysia
91  Qingdao News
China
92  Dainik Bhaskar
India
93  The Plain Dealer
United States
94  The Japan Times
Japan
95  AS
Spain
96  Detroit Free Press
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97  Seattle Post-Intelligencer
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98  Le Parisien
France
99  Orlando Sentinel
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100  Business Standard
India
101  Dagbladet
Norway
102  South Florida Sun-Sentinel
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103  Kompas
Indonesia
104  The Hill
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105  Dawn
Pakistan
106  Chosun Ilbo
Korea
107  Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
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108  Handelsblatt
Germany
109  Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
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110  The Kansas City Star
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111  The Irish Times
Ireland
112  Rheinische Post
Germany
113  Mainichi Shimbun
Japan
114  De Volkskrant
Netherlands
115  United Daily News
Taiwan
116  DNA – Daily News & Analysis
India
117  La Stampa
Italy
118  Radikal
Turkey
119  China Times
Taiwan
120  Daily Express
United Kingdom
121  20 Minutes
France
122  Les Echos
France
123  The Vancouver Sun
Canada
124  Het Nieuwsblad
Belgium
125  The New York Observer
United States
126  Verdens Gang
Norway
127  Herald Sun
Australia
128  Die Tageszeitung
Germany
129  The Irish Independent
Ireland
130  Vedomosti
Russia
131  Ilta Sanomat
Finland
132  El Universal
Mexico
133  Infobae
Argentina
134  O Estado de São Paulo
Brazil
135  The Times
United Kingdom
136  Pravda.ru
Russia
137  Sabah
Turkey
138  St. Louis Post-Dispatch
United States
139  El Economista
Spain
140  The Orange County Register
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141  Argumenti i Fakti
Russia
142  Arab News
Saudi Arabia
143  Independent Online
South Africa
144  Politiken
Denmark
145  La Vanguardia
Spain
146  The Straits Times
Singapore
147  Wen Wei Po
Hong Kong
148  Yangtse Evening Post
China
149  Dagens Nyheter
Sweden
150  Página/12
Argentina
151  Izvestia
Russia
152  The Columbus Dispatch
United States
153  20 Minuten
Switzerland
154  Hartford Courant
United States
155  Moskovskiy Komsomolets
Russia
156  Gulf News
United Arab Emirates
157  Express-News
United States
158  Neue Zürcher Zeitung
Switzerland
159  El Tiempo
Colombia
160  South China Morning Post
Hong Kong
161  The News & Observer
United States
162  Expressen
Sweden
163  Deseret News
United States
164  Svenska Dagbladet
Sweden
165  El Comercio
Peru
166  Toronto Sun
Canada
167  SME
Slovakia
168  Hamburger Abendblatt
Germany
169  The Dong-a Ilbo
Korea
170  Salt Lake Tribune
United States
171  Aftenposten
Norway
172  Nikkan Sports
Japan
173  Evening Standard
United Kingdom
174  The Advertiser
Australia
175  Haaretz
Israel
176  Expansión
Spain
177  Beijing Qingnian Bao
China
178  The Daily Telegraph
Australia
179  The Montréal Gazette
Canada
180  Zaman
Turkey
181  The Record
United States
182  Algemeen Dagblad
Netherlands
183  Bangkok Post
Thailand
184  Investor’s Business Daily
United States
185  Yedioth Aharonot
Israel
186  Times Union
United States
187  The Sunday Times
Australia
188  The Buffalo News
United States
189  Die Presse
Austria
190  To Vima
Greece
191  Asharq Al-Awsat
Saudi Arabia
192  NRC Handelsblad
Netherlands
193  Belfast Telegraph
United Kingdom
194  Arizona Daily Star
United States
195  Hebei Daily
China
196  Blick
Switzerland
197  El Universal
Venezuela
198  Frankfurter Rundschau
Germany
199  Sankei Sports
Japan
200  Sports Nippon
Japan

I didn’t want the entire list, but technology sometimes takes over, as it does here.

Back to my little self-confession. This winter I decided to watch the Super Bowl, such a disappointment, and my very favorite, The Academy Awards, which was awesome, perfect, and the evening was well worth the $60 extra bucks for TV. I have Time Warner’s internet, phone, and now cable again, but not for long!

Back to the next day, I found myself turning on the TV in order to watch the academy awards wrap-up on the morning programs. I was appalled! From 7:26AM to 8:00AM I watched not only repeats, but strikingly 27 minutes of commercials! 27 minutes of commercials in a 34 minute time period.

I called Time Warner to cut-off cable immediately! All other services were open, except the cut-off. I have to call during normal business hours which weren’t defined, but I assume, 9 to 5? One guy did try to cut it off , but couldn’t.

Good riddance! I enjoyed the Academy Awards, what fun, a room filled with dreams come true! But, now I’m back to books, poetry, and my NYT’s, the best newspaper in the world!

 

How to Find Your Will

 

The faculty of taking action and sticking to it, that’s will.

Will is what we need to stick to the challenge of creating new habits.

Here’s one way to strengthen your will:

Remember a time that you triumphed over an obstacle, be it a circumstance, reaching a goal, or change. Now, remember the feeling you had upon completion. Relive it. Remember the process, the details, the moments when you felt defeated and how you overcame them. Write it out in story form. Picture it, visualize it. Make a scapbook, or a poster of your triumph. Was it overcoming disease, a home run when everyone cheered as you swept home plate, a hole-in-one, or a move to another job, a place, a new home, a new partner?

I bet there is something in your past where you prevailed, felt complete and full of joy, if not, create the feeling by emulation.

Here’s how:

Pick the thing you would most like to do. Climb the highest mountain, make a million dollars, jump the highest obstacle, win a blue ribbon, get your masters degree, win a shut out tennis match, paint a masterpiece, help the underprivileged, what ever your wildest dream might be.

Now go and get lots of magazines, old newspaper articles, go online and find pictures of someone doing what you want to do. Research this person, photos with smiles, arm raised in triumph, see the feeling of accomplishment and triumph, and paste them on poster board.

Build on this project by visualizing yourself in this person’s place, feel her joy, feel her triumph, and know you can do it too!

Magical action only accomplished through will and determination can change your life. Happy days to you!