Posted in April 2013

Weight loss 101

Weight loss 101

What’s the best way to shed unwanted pounds?  Is there a best way?  If so, why is it so confusing?  There are SO many diets out there….so which one is the road to losing body fat? Simply put, either eat fewer calories, expend more calories through purposeful activity, or a combination of both. Sound TOO … Continue reading

Commons Duty circa 1960

Commons Duty circa 1960

If you need inspiration to make your Commons duty more entertaining, take a look at these guys (the one on the left was Mr. Kip’s roommate!).  Back then, when you were assigned Commons duty, you punched in on a time clock at 6:45AM, 7 days a week, 2 weeks a year. Each week’s duty included … Continue reading

Commons way back when

Commons way back when

Back when students looked like the guy on the left and the required breakfast sign-in was 7:20 (with 20 minutes to wait in line for food) before required chapel or all-school meeting at 7:50 (6 days a week), there were NO McDonalds, no common-room TVs, no dorm-room phones, no video games, very few dorm munches — back then PA … Continue reading

Cooking with Chef Palfrey

Cooking with Chef Palfrey

Last spring, when it was also asparagus season, our school garden had tiny asparagus sprouts with a very special destination.  Who would be grilling these nutritious tender and delicious spears?   Mr. Palfrey’s never-fail-to-please recipe was (and still is):  “After washing them and snapping off the woody ends, he tosses with extra virgin olive oil, … Continue reading