It's just so weird. All of these things you come up with that I do randomly, it seems. While I occasionally eat butter, cheese is a huge part of my diet. Sometimes I wonder if I over-indulge, but it doesn't seem to harm me. From Greek (different fetas) to English (red Leicester is my favorite), I can eat 4 ounces a day or more, if I allow myself. My body just seems to crave it.

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One of the first rules of behavior modification is that it is hard to stop a behavior. BUT: It is much easier to substitute another behavior. I eat a low carb Mediterranean and I really eat well. I don't mind the sacrifice because what I eat is actually so much more satisfying. Chocolate? Atkins has a chocolate granola bar and chocolate covered almonds. Both are low carb and very satisfying. Some big-name chocolate makers also make sugar-free varieties.

I think we crave chocolate for a reason? But you don't have to consume sugar to have the benefit! There are weird things I will randomly crave: Curry? Is that because I am craving turmeric? No idea, but it keeps me eating it every few weeks.

Great writing, Michael; and, an important topic, as always.

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I made major changes in my life. From losing 130 pounds to making every effort to neither lie nor misrepresent. I have women routinely tell me they want a one-man woman. I wish them well. But you know the real irony? I'm not some handsome, attractive whatever. Yet the really cool women LOVE honesty in a man over all else.

So I say this with all sincerity: The best way to have great women in your life is to be honest, caring, and all the things I used to think were for losers.

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I have read a lot about the history of the era, and there are so many things that don't add up. These errors often are a story unto themselves. For instance, no way could a man with a pregnant wife easily travel from Nazareth to Bethlehem. It was a ROUGH journey, with criminals and robbers along the way.

So what's the point? The City of David: It made Jesus heir to the legacy, so-to-speak. Does it really matter if they actually made the trip? Jesus Himself spoke in parables. Why is it so strange that the bible seems to do the same?

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Herb Cochley

Herb Cochley

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Old engineer who keeps working because I have this weird belief that I still do good in the world. Floridian.