Jonno and I went out for dinner last night. Nothing big, but he’s been out of town, and I’ve been busy with Valley of the Dolls, so together, we’ve been like ships in the night. We needed some time alone, away from the house.

As usual, I ate too much. For some reason, I was reminded of a special group of folks in Japan: a long-lived population who have developed a tradition of eating until they’re only 80% full. Apart from being totally random, I find that habit kind of fascinating, but I couldn’t remember where I’d read about it. Then today, as I was running some errands, I stumbled across The Splendid Table (a recent addition to WWNO’s weekend lineup), and host Lynne Rossetto Kasper was interviewing Dan Buettner, whose new book, The Blue Zones, discusses this Japanese community:


Life is weird and wonderful, y’all.

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