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Claire Lang

by Claire Lang



Nick Groff, with the help Jeff Belanger, has a very strong personal voice in Chasing Spirits: The Building Of The Ghost Adventure Crew. In fact such a strong voice that it is easy to imagine hearing him tell you his story. As a reader, I like a good story teller’s voice. When someone is writing their personal stories, it’s nice to “hear” their voice as you read. In spite, or perhaps because, of Nick’s salty language you feel as if his narrative is live. Reading his story is much like sitting at dinner with a friend as he tells you about his day.

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Healthier Holiday Eating That Still Tastes Great!

IN THE November 20 ISSUE

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One thing I don’t necessarily believe in is following a strict diet during Thanksgiving and Christmas. However, that doesn’t mean that one needs to just gorge and completely disregard a healthy lifestyle altogether.

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My Personal Food Journey: How We Look At Food

IN THE September 11 ISSUE

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One of the most important tools I can think of when it comes to changing ones entire nutritional lifestyle is changing how one looks at food. I, like so many others, have always thought of food in the terms of hungry, full, or not hungry. Basically, food was only viewed as something to fill me.

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My Personal Food Journey: Corn Syrup

IN THE August 7 ISSUE

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Healthy eating. What does that mean anymore? Fat used to be the culprit, then carbohydrates, then calories, now it’s additives. I’m going to go with additives for now. Why? Because it’s the new thing? No; because, as someone who believes in science, it makes the most sense.

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My Personal Food Journey

IN THE July 3 ISSUE

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I can’t pinpoint exactly when food became my oldest frenemy. I come from the “Clean your plate” club, was a member of the “You can’t have a cookie till you eat all your vegetables” association, and sat on the board of “You’d be so pretty if you weren’t fat” INC.

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The Vampire Diaries: TV Review

IN THE May 29 ISSUE

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There are no sparkles on Thursday nights on The CW. That is a good thing, a very good thing. Well into season two, at time of publication, The Vampire Diaries has given the viewer a new guilty pleasure.

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