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Monday, Mar 08, 2010 This week’s Food for Thought – March 8, 2010

When a man begins to have a vision larger than his own truth,

when he realizes that it is much larger than at first seemed,

he begins to become conscious of his morals.

His perspective on life necessarily changes,

and his will take the place of his desires.

So comes about the conflict between our inferior self and our superior self,

Between our desires and our will,

between our greed for objects that appeal to our senses

And the purpose that comes from the bottom of our heart.

—Rabindranath Tagore

TO YOUR HEALTH: HOMEMADE GINGER ALE   Tired of ginger tea? Try this tasty soda recipe.  The pungent heating qualities of ginger can help keep spring colds at bay.  Combine 1/2 cup of freshly grated ginger, 1 cup of cane sugar, and 4 cups of water in a saucepan.  Bring to a boil, then reduce and simmer for 9 minutes.  Cool and strain.  To serve, add about 1/3 cup of ginger syrup to a chilled glass.  Top with seltzer water and garnish with lime.  Adjust the proportions to taste.  Serves 4—6.  Refrigerate leftover syrup for later; flavor intensifies.