Return of the Native

After 6 months in the Sunshine State I’ve returned to Battle Creek. Being reminded by friends of the judgement of someone who spends the summer in Florida to return in time for winter here suggests pleading for tentative credibility for observations I felt worth sharing.The first: Weather doesn’t trump everything.…

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The Perfect Body

“Every society has a way of torturing its women, whether by binding their feet or by sticking them into whalebone corsets. What contemporary American culture has come up with is designer jeans.” Joel Yager, M.D. In the 19th century women of means had ribs removed to achieve a narrow waist…and…

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