Make Your Life Count Big

The blog goes dark until further notice. That is, no posts, no responses to comments, no responses to all the comments I have yet to respond to. You win. I just got word about a an hour ago that one of my favorite people on planet Earth—a cousin—just enough older than me by a few years to have influenced me in more ways than I can even count, drowned in a riptide in Florida this afternoon.…Read More

Free the Animal World Headquarters

Oh Ye of Little Faith I wish I had a nickel for every admonishment to not go there. But, there are minds out there. Notice, nearly 500 comments on my post about failed government, failed institutional religion, and how people get chewed up—and in the meta-sense, just, simply, how a lot of things are a lot of fucked up. Perhaps we’re not really fat, diabetic and dropping like flies from preventable diseases because of George…Read More

Book Promotion and Short Promo Video

Well, I’ve done a decent number of videos around here but never accounted for the fact that it’s harder—way harder—to do a 1:30 video than something that goes for far longer. Just not much room for much error. So I flailed around doing this, this afternoon, in-betwixt bewilderment over the crazy comment thread on my last that probably won’t die any time soon. Luke, in pointing out that so many think I’m a total dick…Read More

Why Do Human Animals Behave Like That?

I had not intended for my last post about food quality and a certain sacredness about this thing we call Paleo to go totally off the rails into politics and social structures in comments, but it pretty much did anyway. Thank Shaun. …Which prompted me, since I’d been saving up ideas to use in a Human Animal Political Post (TM), to forego it…maybe in favor of some food pics…how it’s going in the backyard with…Read More

Is Paleo a Sacred Grassfed Cow?

Count me surprised. At 140 comments so far on my last post about being a blogger first, expanding my topical area beyond just Paleo diet and exercise mostly, the support is pretty damn remarkable. Even some commenters like Nakhil Hogan who disagree with me on my approach to politics (stop voting, fer crissakes!), have their hearts solidly in the right place. For most of them, their minds will eventually follow. I’ve been at this aspect…Read More

There are Bloggers, and Then, There are Paleo Bloggers

I begin with a comment on one of the posts from some days ago. …I am getting the feeling that these lastest comments and walls being raised by many friends of yours is taking its toll. Funny how you like to tear down walls, and unexpectedly (at least for me) many walls seem to be being built. Maybe I am wrong though, it just feels like that. I remember once you wrote sometime or other…Read More

Raw Carrots? WTF?

I’m soundly and reflexively opposed to the notion of “super foods”—particularly since when such moronic stupidity is uttered and then published far & wide—in every health section of any outlet you can name—it’s always…no, fucking always, about some silly plant. There are only a few “super foods,” and liver tops the list. Bread—or any grain product—is far from any such list. Media outlets have begrudgingly come out in support of eggs for their nutrition, but…Read More

How Do You Know What You Know?

The problem—if there is one—with very intelligent people is that it’s only relative, and they often don’t recognize it. The very most intelligent and knowledgeable person in the world a few thousand years ago could not hold a candle to your average 8-yr-old gamer, today. There have been millions of amazingly intelligent people throughout history that spurred on humanity. We know of less than 1% of them. We owe our survival to all of them…Read More

Guest Post: Your Backyard Kettlebell Workout

I don’t do a lot of guest posts. In fact, when I do, it’s almost always where I see something or someone and seek it out myself. I summarily delete a half dozen guest post proposal spam per day. This one wasn’t spam. It struck me as a reasonable, great entry point for almost anyone, and very inexpensive. Before I move onto the post, I got an email yesterday worthy of sharing. It’s from Timothy:…Read More

Cold Water Therapy and Experimentation Recommences

As I’ve mentioned in other posts, we moved a year and a half ago where my gym has a spa sized-cold plunge they keep chilled to around 40-45F for the guys. I experimented with it for years, but after a few months with the drive & downtown parking, I gave it up in favor of a local swim & racket club. The pools are about 80. But now I have a cold plunge, again, as…Read More

Cold Therapy and Adaptation, and Ray Cronise

I’m first going to generally recap some of my thoughts surrounding the goings on over my previous post covering this topic, now standing at 895 comments. The post covered the controversy over Dr. Jack Kruse and his ideas concerning a “Leptin Reset” and “Cold Thermogenesis.” What I think was accomplished more than anything is what I described in a comment back at the 715 comment mark: There are now 715 comments, all in one place.…Read More

Odds, Ends, Trivial BS and Some Sunday Rock

~ I’ve mostly been attending to comments the past few days on my previous post: Jack Kruse: Neurosurgeon. Leptin Reset and Cold Thermogenesis. Controversy. As of this moment, 869 comments, a record smashed. And many by some well knowns in the Paleosphere, like Kurt Harris, Emily Deans, Melissa McEwen. And just as of yesterday, former NASA scientist and cold-adaptation pioneer Ray Cronise has dropped in to lend some much needed knowledge…valiantly attempting to drive the whole deal…Read More

Jack Kruse: Neurosurgeon. Leptin Reset and Cold Thermogenesis. Controversy

The Title I Really Wanted: “What Are We Going To Do With Jack Kruse?” But that’s less Googlable. So, take a guy who goes to school to be a tooth mechanic, ends up being a spine mechanic, and what do you get in the end? You get a personality, for sure. Take a 1 minute & change look at a surgical personality. Does that offend you? If so, then why? I’ve always loved that clip…Read More

Omnivores: Tell The New York Times Magazine Why It’s Ethical to Eat Meat

Some days back I got wind of this contest in The New York Times Magazine. Ethically speaking, vegetables get all the glory. In recent years, vegetarians — and to an even greater degree vegans, their hard-core inner circle — have dominated the discussion about the ethics of eating. From the philosopher Peter Singer, whose 1975 volume “Animal Liberation” galvanized an international movement, to the novelist Jonathan Safran Foer, who wrote the 2009 best seller “Eating…Read More