Is it spring yet? Winter running update…

Yesterday’s run was warm enough to wear shorts and a singlet! 70 degrees at noon. It was beautiful, but I got hot! And the bugs are already out. It’s way too early to be shooing flies. I’m sure we will have a couple more winter revivals before Virginia decides it’s actually spring. She’s fickle likeContinue reading “Is it spring yet? Winter running update…”

Will Eating Tofu Make Men Grow Boobs? And Other Mysteries of Soy

Tofu isn’t sexy, manly, or exciting, apparently. My husband avoids soy products like the plague, fearing the effects of the estrogens in tofu and soymilk. It doesn’t matter how much evidence I provide to the contrary. The old myths stick, even though soy products are actually in many of the processed foods we eat. However,Continue reading “Will Eating Tofu Make Men Grow Boobs? And Other Mysteries of Soy”

The Power of Gait

I evaluated a new patient over the weekend. She had a stroke, and her notes from acute care said she required maximum assistance of two people to get out of bed and into a wheelchair, and that she had limited use of her left side. I was pleasantly surprised that she appeared in person soContinue reading “The Power of Gait”

Grocery Tour Series for Vegans: Food Lion

In Virginia at least, the two grocery stores you can find in rural areas are usually Walmart and Food Lion. My town of Ashland is no exception. Although just outside the city of Richmond, the town itself can only claim these two as real groceries. Sure, we’ve got a great farmer’s market in the summerContinue reading “Grocery Tour Series for Vegans: Food Lion”

The Power of Music

“Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent.” Victor Hugo From a young age, I was captivated by music. My church, in particular, was very musical, as most are. We had a very strong music program, especially for the children, with multiple youth choirs. Even as teenagers,Continue reading “The Power of Music”

About Texas…

Wow. Am I happy that I don’t live in Texas right now. Not that we haven’t experienced our fair share of winter weather and power outages in Virginia, but my state seems far better prepared for weather extremes, thankfully.  By now, we’ve all seen the viral pictures of the disaster in Texas. Water gushing outContinue reading “About Texas…”

Grocery Store Tour Series for Vegans: Target

Yes. That Target. The same one with the fancy designer clothes and home goods and the super fun dollar section. And although not every Target has the real grocery department, granting it the title of PFresh Target, we do have two close to me that have that distinction.  Of course, one can’t possibly do theirContinue reading “Grocery Store Tour Series for Vegans: Target”

Looking for inspiration?

It’s time for a round-up of some of my favorite Instagram accounts, bloggers, vloggers, and podcasts! As we are STILL stuck in COVID world, social media has been an often pleasant, sometimes informative, sometimes agitating, way to fill the void left by not being able to go out and see friends as much. I’ve triedContinue reading “Looking for inspiration?”

Here we spin again…

As I rolled over in bed early Friday morning, my old nemesis vertigo re-emerged. I was hoping the feeling was fleeting and that by the time I woke up to get ready for work, the sensation would resolve itself. Alas, my hope was extinguished when I tried to pop out of bed with my alarmContinue reading “Here we spin again…”