Introducing the Why

Jimmy Phillips

writes from Bakersfield, California, where he is director of marketing and communications for San Joaquin Community Hospital.

​“Eat Your Vegetables”

When I was younger, I hated vegetables (cut to shot of parents nodding incessantly). Naturally, the green ones were my least favorite among the wide array of barely edible plants. But I certainly didn’t discriminate; I hated the dark-green broccoli florets and light-green (or whatever color they are) brussels sprouts equally.

Most evenings I was faced with a real dilemma: In order to get dessert, I had to eat my vegetables. The problem was the part about actually eating my vegetables. So I devised a few clever tricks to scam the system. Now, this may be “too much information,” but one of the things I used to do was to take a big bite followed …

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