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Fathers Who Harm

Father's Day has become a more highlighted day of celebration than when I was a child. My father was born in 1927 and lived a pretty long life: he died in 2013, a few months into his 86th year. He was not a bad father. He did struggle with alcohol addiction and was imperfect in other ways, but he was basically loving and kind. He was a workaholic, so we did not have access to him for emotional affirmation, but he told me in his old age that he always loved everything about us kids and felt sad that he had not been a better parent, and he was sorry he was most of all that he had not spent more time with us.  Other men in my family– my grandfathers, my husband, son, uncles, brother– have all shown themselves to be good guys and have adult children whom they love(d) and who love them back.  But I think to myself, having been a social worker to women and children who fled lives with men who put them and their children through Hell, that there are probably a fair number of children, te

Why And How To Consume Diatomaceous Earth

Diatomaceous earth- - hey, isn't that the stuff you lay down in the garden so the undesired bugs will walk through it and their exoskeletons will be penetrated and their interiors will dehydrate, end of bug?  Yes! My husband, Ed, is a  diligent analyst of natural or organic "new" (to him or me) natural substances or theories that might be helpful in addressing health issues, improving or maintaining wellbeing.  Diatomaceous earth-- microscopic fossilized aquatic skeletons in the soil that over time becomes the mineral, silica -- came across his radar screen a couple of years ago (maybe about the same time as we were "oil pulling" with coconut oil until one of my dental crowns was sluiced loose).  Read about all the benefits in the following slideshow-- you'll be amazed! The notion of consuming this chalky white powder that people use as a natural insecticide was not at all attractive to me.  In fact, it was as repugnant as adding baking soda to my tasty