Abandon Text!

W. H. Auden once said: "Poems are not finished; they are abandoned." I have been abandoning writing projects for many years, since only the pressure of deadline and high expectations ever got me to finish, or even start, anything of merit. This blog is an attempt to create a more consistent, self-directed writing habit. Hopefully a direction and voice will emerge.

Tuesday, March 21, 2006

A full day's supply of . . . oh hell

The Wall Street Journal reported today that vitamins might be bad for you.
I am just aquiver with schadenfreude.
How often have I been regaled by people with their favorite regimen of pills? How often have we allowed ourselves the fantasy that popping a few pills will overcome our less-than-ideal diets and ward off the inevitable? And yet our culture has bought into it for so long that 70% of households buy some kind of vitamin; and now it's finally coming out that none of the research is holding up, that none of the expected benefits have manifested and many unexpected ills have arisen from massive doses our bodies never expected.

What will Joe and Terry say?

(cricket, cricket)


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