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 […]

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Friday Health Updates

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 […]

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Seeing and Naming

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, […]

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Refusal To Look At Reality

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. […]

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News is a Buisness

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 […]

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Steady progress.

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 […]

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