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“Dear Starbucks”, A Coffee ‘Exchange’: The IRONIC

| April 26, 2011 | 4 Comments
“Dear Starbucks”, A Coffee ‘Exchange’:  The IRONIC

  From: “AE” <xxxxx@gmail.com> Received: 10/7/10 8:23:48 AM MDT To: <sbxinfo@buf.sitel.net> Subject: other Dear Starbucks: Do you want your more nutrition-conscious customers (diabetics, low-glycemic index consumers, health nuts) to like you a lot more? Instead of the array of crap sweeteners you stock (or in addition to them), start offering stevia. It’s made from a […]

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The IRONIC: “Tray Gourmet” Eats & Two Italian Cousins

| April 5, 2011 | 7 Comments
The IRONIC:  “Tray Gourmet” Eats & Two Italian Cousins

You are going to walk in during one of those random San Francisco outings with the out-of-town relatives. You will have reservations about eating there in the first place because the joint has always looked a bit tourist-trappy to you. As if to illustrate that probability, a large herd of people will meander by the […]

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The IRONIC: ‘A Prescription’ for Health, Beet & Green Apple Smoothie

| March 30, 2011 | 15 Comments
The IRONIC:   ‘A Prescription’ for Health, Beet & Green Apple Smoothie

Is it odd that before I was ever diagnosed with serious illness, I knew two people who had beaten cancer using quite unconventional means? And by unconventional I mean fruits and vegetables, though to be sure there is a universe of treatments—some evidence-based and some rather outlandish—all crowded together under the umbrella of unconventionality. At […]

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The IRONIC: Sweet Recollections

| March 23, 2011 | 9 Comments
The IRONIC:  Sweet Recollections

I escaped Iran alone as a child in 1978—just a few months before the country burst into revolutionary flames. I went on to live in four countries in five years before I landed in the U.S. and reunited with my parents. In many ways my recollections of those early years in Iran and traveling around […]

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