Category Archives: Health

7 Quick Takes, volume 23

— 1 — Merry Christmas, everyone! I took a break from quick-taking (take-quicking?) last week because I was putting together my series of posts reflecting on the O Antiphons. It was a very healthy exercise for me during the late … Continue reading

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It’s not that I can’t cook

Potlucks fill me with dread. A cookie swap gives me major anxiety. I love to cook for myself but am terrified of cooking for others. As for baking, no way. My expectation is I’ll do more burning than baking. I’m … Continue reading

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Five things I’m aware of this Crohn’s Awareness Week

This time last year I was still keeping a cute little journal of my symptoms, back when I would go to the health center after throwing up for eight hours (again!), just to have one of the young doctors listen … Continue reading

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7 Quick Takes, volume 20

— 1 — It’s been a whirlwind week! Coming off of the holiday weekend, we went right into tech rehearsals for the show I’m in which opens tonight. I had one off night, last night, which happened to be my … Continue reading

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7 Quick Takes, volume 19: Thankfulness edition

— 1 — Since just yesterday America celebrated its holiday of gratitude, I figured I’d make this weeks 7QT all about those things I’m grateful for. Every year I realize I am very grateful for food. I’ve always loved it, … Continue reading

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Particular thankfulness

When I was a kid my mom would “set up” my toothbrush for me. Before school and before bed, she would put the toothpaste on my toothbrush and set it out in the bathroom for me. It wasn’t anything taxing … Continue reading

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Learning to parboil

I am a boring cook. I don’t feel any particular grief about this. I simply learned many years ago what I like, and how to prepare it, and now am a connoisseur of various combinations of pasta and vegetables. Risotto … Continue reading

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7 Quick Takes volume 18: St Margaret’s Day edition

— 1 — As a kid I relished time spent with my dear grandmother Margaret, riding the city bus into downtown Hartford, pulling the cord to let the driver know to let us off at the G Fox building, and … Continue reading

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Vocal Rest: 3 scary questions about not talking

It starts with the tickle in your throat. You know what I’m talking about. For me, last week, it started with less of a tickle and more of a stabbing pain. Over the weekend the nodes in my neck started … Continue reading

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Seven Quick Takes, volume 17

Please allow me to repeat myself! I found that almost everything I was going to write about today I’ve already written about at length. So enjoy a shorter than usual 7 quick takes and feel free to click through to … Continue reading

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