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Yolande Clark
Perspectives on the Pandemic with Professor Knut Wittkowski

Perspectives on the Pandemic with Professor Knut Wittkowski

As many of you may know, I have been writing and speaking on the topic of the apparent global pandemic for a couple of weeks now. (Please check out my YouTube channel here.)    I wanted to share the following transcript from a video that was recently posted, featuring Professor Knut Wittkowski. Professor Wittkowski worked at the Rockefeller University for 20 years as the Head of Biostatistics, Epidemiology, and Research Design, and prior to that, was at the Eberhard Karls University in Tuebingen, German, working with Klaus Dietz, one of the leading epidemiologists in the world.  I am deeply concerned...

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Yolande Clark
Do You Lie to Your Kids About Santa Claus?

Do You Lie to Your Kids About Santa Claus?

  I won't lie to my kids about Santa. They are going to get the straight-up truth.  As a rule, as much as it is humanly possible, I don't lie to my kids at all.   They know it when I'm sad, they know when I feel anxious or stressed out, they know where babies come from, and they are generally in tune with, and aware of the world around them.   Of course, parenting is a balancing act, and I certainly don't expose them to anything I don’t think they're ready for, as much as I can help it....

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Yolande Clark
No, Fed is Not Best, But You’re Just Fine

No, Fed is Not Best, But You’re Just Fine

Looking down at my two-month old baby as he nurses hungrily, and then, hours later, collapses on my breast in a stupor, all I feel is gratitude. I am so lucky.  As a culture, I believe we drastically misunderstand the importance of the breastfeeding relationship as simply a delivery system for what is arguably the nutritional "best". Instead, it’s my profound conviction that the actual food infants receive from their mothers is only a small part of a countless number of aggregate needs that breastfeeding fulfils, including physical warmth, love, care, socialization, relationship, the basis for a healthy sexuality, the...

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Yolande Clark
Yes, the Slug and the Tornado are Essential

Yes, the Slug and the Tornado are Essential

Last night we trekked to Killarney lake at dusk and stayed till dark, building sand castles and moats and swimming under starlight—drinking in the dregs of summer to the very last. • It was so late and everyone was so tired when we finally arrived back home (a couple of kids fell asleep in the van), that we went to bed grubby, and woke up late this morning, remembering just in time that the boys had early appointments at the barber shop for back to school haircuts, and we had to pick up our vegetable order from the CSA. •...

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