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Dear Hilton Hotels: No such thing as a free breakfast…

Dear Hilton Hotels: I appreciated receiving an email from you today thanking me for choosing Hampton Inn & Suites in Bethlehem and letting me know that you want to make all my stays as comfortable and rewarding as possible. I received a message like yours back in March 2011 from the Hilton Garden Inn/Chelsea, in…

This bugs me.

The August 15&22, 2011 issue of The New Yorker includes an article in the Dept. Of Gastronomy section by Dana Goodyear, entitled “GRUB, Eating bugs to save the planet”. Many react with the ‘ick’ factor when hearing about things others will eat that we in this country have not considered before as food.  As a…

Celebrating 70: Healthy Food & Lifestyle for Survival

This post was published on August 11, 2011. We are sharing it again now in memory of Mary Ann Lederer who died on April 21, 2019 at the age of 77. She endured so much pain and yet she was filled with unlimited kindness and gratitude. Read her story below. REAL is honored to know…

Life is Tremendous!

Between the Fourth of July and Bastille Day, another celebration is taking place in this hot month of July, right here in my apartment in New York City — Today, Wednesday, July 13, I am celebrating four years cancer-free. It was a harrowing time for me, when on October 3, 2006, I was diagnosed with…