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[Comments] (2) : Today at Church, Brother Morris told me that there are chocolate candy bars you can have on the Adkins diet. My reaction was "Huh?" because I'm of the opinion that chocolate tastes ever so much better if there is sugar in it. He said that there are some types of sugars that don't spike your blood sugar. This flies in the face of what I learned in college, that a carbohydrate is a carbohydrate is a carbohydrate and your body doesn't know the difference--as in, between sugar and honey, for example.

However, a lot of what I learned in college has turned out to not be true over the years, just as the information from my tenth grade biology class is now outdated. I *like* Bill Morris, and I hope he has a long(er) and happy life and gets to eat lots and lots of candy bars. He can eat my share as well. I can't believe the changes in my eating habits since I got sick.

: The Bishop taught the Fifth Sunday lesson today. One of his points was the story of Nicodemus, who asked Jesus "What lack I yet?" It occurs to me we all need to ask ourselves that question. Bishop's emphasis was on temple work, but that aside, I bet we could all think of something if we examined our own lives.

[Comments] (2) : The lesson plan tomorrow calls for a discussion on gender equity, with writing assignment to boot. One of the articles in the anthology is a debate on whether women should be drafted. One writer argues that drafting women, just as men are drafted, would be a false equality because the military does not treat female recruits the same as male ones. For example, women are not assigned to combat positions.

Of course the edge on this one is getting narrower and narrower. But I was thinking, would I be willing to be drafted to serve my country in the military. Yes, I think I would if I were needed. I think if a person believes in equality, then they have to take all the ramifications as they come.

HOWEVER, I don't think I would be any good as a soldier. I have never been buff, strong, and healthy. Don't think I would make it through boot camp. If the military were to need me, there are many, many other things I can do and do well--office type work, writing, potato peeling, who knows but what I can do technical stuff. I just don't think I would survive hardship and combat. So am I equal? hmmm. Has biology turned around to bite me in the seat again?

I think I need to cheer myself up with the thought that everyone has something to contribute, and not everyone has the same something. Maybe you CAN compare apples and oranges.


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