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Seven Fishes: Tuscan Fish & Chips

The simplest and, maybe, the most fun course in your seven-course extravaganza. Just delicious. A great follow-up to the refreshing salmon salad. A great set-up for the very light Salmon-Dill soup. Ten minutes of prep, mostly in advance.
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Don’t Just Sit There. Flex it.

Even if you exercise vigorously for an hour - five times a week - too much sitting still significantly increases your risk of cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, obesity. So when you're in front of your TV or computer, get up and do this for a minute every hour.
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Slower Sunday: 18th Century Angels

Fifty or so of these 18th century angels, and some cherubs, are living in a tree in New York this month. In The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Where you can come in from the cold, take a nice long walk and a nice long look at the Christmas Tree. Just Press Play.
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Seven Fishes: Salmon Salad

The strategic course in your seven-course extravaganza. Light and refreshing between the rich Asian salmon cake and the hearty Tuscan fish and chips. Fifteen minutes to make. In advance. No running to the supermarket at the last minute for a package of goldfish crackers to round out the meal.
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The Walk That Ate Cactus

I knew the Coronado National Forest was full of them. I just didn't know they looked like cartoons. Here they are. Thousands of them. For miles. Walk the whole 16-mile trail: 5 or 6 great hours and more than 2,000 calories burned. Definitely a calorie-deficit day.
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Seven Fishes: Asian Salmon Cakes

I always thought the traditional Christmas Eve Feast of the Seven Fishes was a very cool idea for a festive meal. So this year I'm planning a very cool menu that you can easily knock off. A lot of it in advance. So your Christmas Eve day is a Slower Happier holiday.
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Seven Fishes: Salmon “Sushi”

I always thought the traditional Christmas Eve Feast of the Seven Fishes was a very cool idea for a festive meal. So this year I'm planning a very cool menu that you can easily knock off. A lot of it in advance. So your Christmas Eve day is a Slower Happier holiday.
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Don’t Just Sit There: Look, ma, no chair

Even if you exercise vigorously for an hour - five times a week - too much sitting still significantly increases your risk of all the things you exercise to avoid. Cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, obesity. So here's something good to do in front of the TV or computer.
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Slower Sunday: Still Standing

Took 300 million years to make it. Nice to sit next to it. Still very beautiful in its twilight years. Press Play. Be still for a minute. Have a really good Sunday.
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Ginger Snaps: A Christmas Story

For about $4.25 in ingredients and 12 minutes of your time, you get five or six dozen of the best cookies ever. And something that's in the running for Best Homemade Christmas Gift Ever. Bake a dozen. Give the rest of the dough as a gift that keeps on baking.
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