Burning Down The House

Preface & Metaphor I actually almost burnt down a real house once. It was close. History in pics, here (see the “fire” link). Then, here for the lemons to lemonade story: a top vacation rental property, 39 reviews, 100% 5/5. That’s over about a year and a half since we began offering it. We’ve had guests…Read More

Book Review: Gather

Gather: The Art of Paleo Entertaining It would be silly of me to title this particular book review with anything fancy or clever, and I won’t even mention how their names could rhyme until the end. That’s because the title, in itself, is clever. Yep. It’s yet another paleo book—a cook book, again, too. To…Read More

Melissa Horn, Under Löven

Just a quick bit of music for a Friday. I’m preparing to move the whole blog over to new hosting sometime Monday, at which point I’ll have to lock down comments for the transition time. As I was making preparations for this I came across my web developer’s personal culture blog, and then his post…Read More

Prepare for the “Resistant Starch” Assimilation; Resistance is Futile

Some months ago I got interested in the fact that people were toying with the idea of eating mostly just potatoes for a period of time for weight loss. So I tried it, blogged about it, entertained it for a few weeks, dropped about 13 pounds to verify it works (probably because it's hard to eat enough potatoes to maintain weight). But I just quickly got tired of potatoes. Not so at all with my…Read More

Paleo on The Dr. Oz Show – My Musings

Dr. Loren Cordain and Nell Stephenson showed up on the Dr. Oz Show yesterday, April 22nd. Paleo Wizards on Oz Good thing, or bad thing? In my view, very good. I’ll tell you what else I actually like. I like the rather pure, strict nature of it as presented—something Stephenson has always been consistent about;…Read More

Entrepreneur Surgeons Making Obama & Co. Their Bitch

Last November I highlighted the efforts and and heroism of these surgeons, those of The Surgery Center of Oklahoma. They even publish their whole price list right on the blog. Check out those prices per surgical procedure; then quickly look at your calendar to assure yourself that no, time travel has indeed not yet been…Read More


Actual First Responders never get the credit and when they do, it’s always overshadowed by 10th responders wearing badges & fashions. That is all.Read More

Social Anthropology: Yes Please!

From what appears to be a new blog by a smart person, called LIFEXTENSION: Musings: Cognitive Archaeology; Romantic ‘Paleo Primitivism’; From Trust to Domination One of the central debates in political philosophy has been the possibility of true egalitarianism. It has been argued that society cannot exist without its rules, sanctions, and persons to govern…Read More

W2 vs 1099 vs K1: It’s Tax Day!

That’s the progression It’s how it’s set up. If you’re an entrepreneur, you’ll know about K1s soon enough. It’s how the moderately rich, as well as the richest of the rich operate, mostly. Now let me tell you exactly how it works. First, dispense with the notion that those overseeing your tax code haven’t an out for themselves.…Read More

Milk & Kefir Diet Body Recomposition Progress in Pics

What began as pretty much a weight/fat loss deal has quickly become much more, as through weeks 5 & 6, I have neither lost or gained any measurable weight; and whereas I began this deal at 203 and am now around 187 (16 pounds lighter) I actually “feel” bigger. Feel stronger, too. I’ve gotten endless…Read More

Sam Harris Gets Himself Howitzered and Blitzkrieged For Writing

The other night Marie, in comments, left this turd. Zealots of the variety that is combative, jargon-spewing and orthopolitical [Ed: think orthodoxy in terms of political action (‘PC’) instead of in the realm of beliefs, particularly religious], seem to have one thing in common: they have really, really bad reading comprehension. Like some of the commenters…Read More