Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure, than to take rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in the gray twilight that knows neither victory nor defeat.

Theodore Roosevelt, The Strenuous Life

By , on June 26, 2010

Miscellaneous Comment

My wife prepared some celery for me earlier in the week and noted that I would not be the first to dine on the treat. Little insects had already taken a nibble in a few spots, causing the area immediately surrounding the damage to turn brown. Spots like these were common in celery many years ago. They have largely disappeared, giving way to pesticide treated celery that is near perfect in appearance. The  paradox struck me. Organic celery, with all its blemishes, may be better for you than the non-organic celery. We are psychologically equipped to pick the non-organic product based on what we see, not the more healthful product.

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