This section is dedicated to the memory of past Macrobiotic teachers from my own experiences, with stories, anecdotes, recipes, writings, and references for future study. I have been encouraged to share my firsthand recollections, especially those who can no longer be able to themselves.
I was introduced to macrobiotics when I was 21 in 1970. I went to St. Thomas on a college winter break with a friend. I was very into photography and while walking on the beach, I noticed the most beautiful man sitting peacefully. He was very handsome with a silver sculpted beard. I approached him and asked if I could photograph him, and he said yes. I took several pictures, and he and his companions began to ask about us. We or I should say I, was quite unaware of the company I was with. As we all laughed and talked, my friend, who was very Savey, asked me if I knew who they were. I did not. Although, the more I looked at the one-man sitting behind my camera's intended started to look surprisingly familiar. I kept asking "are you? no....are you? He kept grinning quietly at me. I turned to my friend and asked if he is who I think he is? She was sure and said he was Tony Perkins, the actor. I was shocked. I had had a crush on him from when I was ten years old he was in the film "Tall Story". Here right in front of me was someone I thought was the living end, and I met him. The handsome gentleman turned out to be Jerry Robbins, a famous choreographer. Well, we all became friends. Tony and his partner invited us to New York on many occasions. and they had an enormous effect on my life from then on. He made me question what I was eating and when I was eating. It put me in a direction of searching out health food stores to find more healthy food choices. It was 1970, and in Philadelphia, there were very few choices. I have Tony to thank for changing my life in a direction I have never looked back.