Feb 16

The MILF Diet

So I’ve written a new book. It’s called The MILF Diet, and it’s being published by Simon and Schuster in January, 2013. Don’t ask why it’s taking so long, because the writing’s all done and dusted, but in this world of hardcover books, things still take time. You can’t just upload them from your phone

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I recently had the privilege of cooking for William Spear's week-long retreat called The Passage.  I have known Bill for many years now… I first met him as a macrobiotic scribe in New York City and took notes while he gave consultations to clients.  That was a small, and memorable, window onto his compassion, experience

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Oct 27

In Memoriam

I lost a good friend this week. I’m not going to name names. It freaks me out to go public with something so private. Neither Facebook nor my blog are appropriate for that. Plus, he was one of the few internet holdouts… preferring to connect face-to-face with the rest of the world… when he wanted

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I’m not sure one can really understand Japan without experiencing it.  I mean, I’d seen Lost in Translation, read a novel by Mishima in college and heard many friends’ anecdotes…  I remember the Hello Kitty days (not entirely over, by the way) and I have a handful of close Japanese friends I’ve met through macrobiotics… 

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So I'm in Japan.  I know.  JAPAN!! I guess I never thought I would actually get here… it's funny how we carry around whole worlds in our heads–our future, goals, prejudices, fantasies–and then we get confronted by reality.  And reality is always SOOO different from these cities in our minds.  Different color.  Different feeling.  Different

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  When I was a kid, being curious  was the gold standard in my father’s house.  “He’s a nice guy, but he’s just not… curious” my Dad would say, about my, or a sister’s, prospective boyfriend.   That was the kiss of death.  He could be ugly, unemployed, a fascist… but lacking curiosity??? A dealbreaker.

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  I love that macrobiotics has a long, rich history, full of great characters.  Much, much more than a diet, macrobiotics has a whole community of people who have devoted their lives’ work to spreading the word of healthy, whole foods and the personal transformations contained therein.  Nice use of “therein” eh? Aveline Kushi was

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Are you ready for the Kushi Institute Summer Conference?  Every year, around this time, a bunch of macro freeeeeeeeks get together to talk shop.  15 years ago it was in Vermont , at Green Mountain College in a little town called Poultney.  There was a big ole tire swing that dunked hot macros in a

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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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