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It’s All About Food – Caryn Hartglass, Patience, Digestive Issues – 03.14.18

Caryn Hartglass, Patience and Digestive Issues In this episode Caryn talks about the importance of having patience when working to improve one’s diet, especially when dealing with digestive issues. She also reviews the recent Women Chefs Rule: The Vegan Edition at the James Beard House in NYC.           Download this episode (right click and save)

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NDC Savings Club – Halloween or Hallows Eve – 11.02.16

Halloween, October. 31, the Eve of All Saints’ Day, observed with traditional games and customs. The word comes from medieval England’s All Hallows’ Eve (Old Eng. Hallow = “saint). However, many of these customs predate Christianity, going back instead to Celtic practices associated with Nov. 1 the beginning of winter and the Celtic new year. Witches and other evil spirits were believed to roam the earth on this evening, playing tricks on human beings to mark the season of diminishing sunlight. Bonfires were lit, offerings were made of dainty foods and sweets, and people would disguise themselves as one of the roaming spirits, to avoid demonic persecution. Survivals of these early practices can be found in countries of Celtic influence today, such as the United States where children go from door to door in scary costumes demanding “trick or treat.

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Juan Cole – Like a Halloween Nightmare, This Election Keeps Scaring Us to Death

All Hallow’s Eve, contracted now to Halloween, became conflated with the Scottish and Irish pagan Samhain, the harvest festival marking the end of autumn and the beginning of winter.  It was an in-between time, when the barrier between this world and the next shimmered and let in decrepit old sprites and gods and monsters that had begun slipping away into …