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where hobbies, hijinks, and capers go bad = my childhood #5

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while many kids of my era ate glue, paste, chalk, and crayons

i was busy with my own unusual eating habits

because we played outside for hours and hours

in the fields and open spaces of our neighborhood

most every day

i supplemented by ‘indoor diet’

with my own outdoor natural food diet

often consisting of:

pulp from a freshly fallen tree stump

rich, black, loamy soil

and baby ants.

not sure why i was drawn to each of these things

or why or how i stayed healthy

must have been all of the snow i ate in the winter months

but i’ve learned not to eat baby ants

and i’ve since moved on to chocolate, pasta, and flamin’ hot cheetos

 apparently i was one of the original clean eaters

quite by accident.

 

 

“eat food. not too much. mostly plants.”

-michael pollan -‘in defense of food: an eater’s manifesto’

 

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guts and care.

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when their quesadilla is too hot to eat

leave it to the little ones 

to think out of the box.

one holds the quesadilla pieces,

while the other rides the rowing machine

to move the fan to cool the food.

problem solved. 

for every two minutes on the rowing machine

riding fast to cool the food

you can eat one triangle and call it even.

#family math

‘creating problems is easy. we do it all the time. finding solutions, ones that last and produce good results, requires guts and care.’

-henry rollins