Alex Tizon: The First Intellectual I Ever Met

Pulitzer Prize winning journalist, author, and journalism professor Alex Tizon died in his sleep a couple of nights ago at 58, no apparent precursors anyone was aware of. You know how that happens, young and by surprise. Chief candidates are aneurysm, stroke, myocardial infarction—the surprise killers. He was 58, showing zero signs; lean and vibrant health....…Read More

A Longevity Juxtaposition: Ron Rosedale vs. Arthur De Vany

This is a post for health science geeks. Yesterday, I posted about how focussing on lean protein—while trading off fat and carbohydrate—might do two things, particularly in the context of overweight folk who might, both, want to drop the weight…while, also, resetting or reprogramming their neurological “setpoint” that motivates biological insatiable drives to want to defend or...…Read More

Using Protein To Rewire Weight Set Point

Ever since reading Stephan Guyenet’s book, The Hungry Brain: Outsmarting the Instincts That Make Us Overeat, I’ve been mulling over protein. I fist discussed it towards the end of this post, including a comment by Stephan himself on the subject. The idea is simple: Target lots of lean protein. When eaten with higher fat, go low-carb....…Read More

Embrace The Coming Slave Economy

We already know that a slave economy raises all non-slave boats. Consult history. The problem, economically, was that there were problems with the slave stock that were human in nature. Like pregnancy, slave-owner abuses over “insubordination,” as well as slave-owner sexual preferences over the wife unit… The list goes on. Even if all that could...…Read More

Dr. David Ludwig: Some Fine Dot Connecting

Woke up this morning to notification of yet another blog post by Mike Eades. In it, he points to a relatively short presentation (30 minutes) by Dr. David Ludwig of Harvard University at the Ambition Nutrition Conference. Mike goes on to provide his notes on the presentation with time stamps. I found them intriguing enough...…Read More

Has Everbody Been Wrong About Orange Juice?

I actually remember this hubub by Dr. Paresh Dandona back close to the time I started blogging on health and diet. Here it is again, in more detail, in Mother Jones: Are Happy Gut Bacteria Key to Weight Loss? A few years before Super Size Me hit theaters in 2004, Dr. Paresh Dandona, a diabetes specialist in Buffalo, New York,...…Read More

What Just Went Down:

On Friday, Feb 17, Beatrice got up here to the cabin. A week was in store for us and the doggies. It tuned into a 13-day family medical intervention. Here are the high points. By Sunday, shit was looking grim. Her mom, mid-80s, with a non aggressive form of lymphoma that had been acting up,...…Read More

More In Common With Religious Conservatives Than Libertarians And Anarchitsts

I am an anarchist, philosophically. I do not believe in any imperative for a State, or a government that runs it; and I certainly reject the political philosophy that holds to the existence of some “social contract” (that’s really in competition with and contradicts the political philosophy of natural rights). And yet, the politically oppressive,...…Read More

Just Another Day

Banal title. The pic is of the newest private rental we’ve scrounged while down here in SoCal, day 11 but under less than ideal circumstances. Things are better on that score. Anyway, once I get back home to my office and huge-ass screen and pine wood plank floors and fresh ground coffee in the morning...…Read More

How To Deal With Losing, Loser Democrats Who Lost and Keep Losing and Losing

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The White House – The Federal Administration has no comment on the latest slew of allegations by Democrats concerning their fantasies about Russia. President Donald Trump has directed all federal employees under the authority of the executive branch not under judicial subpoena that they have two and only two options concerning all...…Read More