Growing up we had an ash tree in our front yard. It was a ragged and sickly tree, every winter we wondered if it would make it to spring. Eventually we cut it down. So in my mind I identify ash with sickly, and sure enough, every time I see an ash tree it is […]Read more "Seeing"
My new weight is 186lbs, 3lbs less than last week. The new pattern seems to be for my weight to hold steady for two weeks, then drop three pounds. This is still an average of 1.5 lbs a week, which has been my norm, but the loss is now coming every other week. (Can I therefore […]Read more "Friday Health Updates"
Humans are very visual, so interacting with nature is all about learning to see: teaching our brains to pick out important details from the millions that bombard us, and interpret them correctly. I am not bad at seeing wildlife having spent a lot of time in the woods as a boy. I have never, however, […]Read more "Seeing and Naming"
John McEnroe made the off hand remark that Serena Williams is the best female tennis player. This offended NPR: why on earth would you say “best female” player and not just the best? Because, replied McEnroe, men are better. Serena couldn’t rank in the top 700 men. CBS was deeply offend by McEnroe’s “controversial” statement. […]Read more "Refusal To Look At Reality"
Apocalypse means “uncovering”. It can also mean “exposing”. Lately a lot of our institutions have been exposed, not least the media. Project Veritas has an interesting sting video of a CNN producer talking about the Trump/Russia scandal: “I mean, it’s mostly bullshit right now,” Bonifield says. “Like, we don’t have any giant proof.” He confirms […]Read more "News is a Buisness"
I am wrapping up the 12th week of my keto diet, going from 207 to 189, a total of 18lbs. I’ve never dieted before but it has been pretty easy, mostly a matter of avoiding sugar and starchy foods, though I do count calories too. Turns out I am much better off on a low […]Read more "The dark night of the dieting soul"
After two Fridays at 192 today I weighed in at 189 bringing my average loss back to the mean of about 1.5lbs / week. Keeping to that rate has meant creeping my daily caloric intake down to about 1600 (from 1800), but it has been painless, just snacking a little less. I have also been […]Read more "Steady progress."