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  I did it.  Am I still here? Okay, okay, it’s not THAT radical a move.  It’s not like I’m Sean Penn  and moved to Haiti.  I just got off Twitter .  I didn’t do it because the whole concept of Twitter annoys me (although it does).  I didn’t do it because I was never

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I’ve fantasized  for the last few years about starting “Caffeine Anonymous”.  I dreamt about it as I stood in line for my doppio espresso  with Rice Dream . Thank God, someone else actually did it. It’s here and its tagline is “We Believe You. You are not Alone”, which is great for any caffeine addict

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May 20

So long, Joe.

  I have been wrestling with caffeine addiction for at least fifteen  years.  I remember, when I was working on a computer at many moons ago, thinking to myself while I slurped a cup o’ Joe cut with  amazake  "Mmm… this stuff is good" … and… "this stuff is EVIL".  I really don’t understand how

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  My friend Neil Sattin is a cool guy .  He lives in Portland, Maine  with his lovely wife, Tonya (who writes a really funny parenting blog called HappyDash.com), and his two little kids.  I spent many a cold, wintry afternoon watching Dr. Phil  with Tonya after she gave birth to their first little one. 

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  If you read this blog with any regularity, you know that I am a cat person.  I have a weird cat, named George, who does weird things like lay on my Korean massage bed like a human being .  That’s why I love cats… they’re weird.  No matter how hard I’ve tried, I really

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First of all, some people really hate it when vegetarian foods try to replicate meaty foods.  Like fake hot dogs.  Or veggie burgers.  Me, I like it.  I don’t know why.  I guess I feel comforted by the taste, smell and look of foods that remind me of childhood . Which brings me to the

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Apr 20

Kelp!!!!

Because I am sooooo famous and fabulous, people just send me goodies out of the blue!  Okay, not gold watches.  No diamond tennis bracelets…yet.  But I got some really great kelp in the mail the other day! Louise Gaudet is a truly Hip Chick.  She runs a company called BC Kelp and she goes out

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Oh Thank God. So George, my two-year old Tabby  and only remaining pet, had not been seen by his lovely petsitter, Natasha, since the day her duties began… roughly the same day I left for the East Coast.  Needless to say the cruise and all other away-from-LA activities were pretty stressful for me, knowing that

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Mar 16

Laugh it off!

I had the opportunity to do a little segment on View from the Bay yesterday in San Francisco.  Watch it only if you feel like laughing: abclocal.go.com/kgo/story

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Mar 10

Sister Giant

I recently spent a weekend with Marianne Williamson .  Well, with her and about 500 other women.  It was an amazing, educational and transformative experience called Sister Giant, designed to re-connect us with our female power and to find ways to apply it in the world.  Of course, this wonderful yin force we are governed

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