Archive for July, 2012

Power to the People

Wednesday, July 18, 2012 6:19 2 Comments
This was posted under category: This is Democracy!

Change?

Tuesday, July 17, 2012 21:37 3 Comments
This was posted under category: Politics

Kids Need Germs and Dirt. And I Eat Bugs.

Sunday, July 15, 2012 20:29 6 Comments

I saw a surprising (local) news spot this week that talked about why kids need to dive into dirt and be exposed to germs in order to be healthy. But then again, these stories have been all over the media this year (see here), as folks are starting to actually think about the health and [...]

This was posted under category: Health & Wellness Paradigm

Quote From Matthew Scully

Sunday, July 8, 2012 22:17 8 Comments

ÔÇťAnimals are more than ever a test of our character, of mankind’s capacity for empathy and for decent, honorable conduct and faithful stewardship. We are called to treat them with kindness, not because they have rights or power or some claim to equality, but in a sense because they don’t; because they all stand unequal [...]

This was posted under category: Uncategorized

A Typical Day in Detroit

Saturday, July 7, 2012 23:24 1 Comment

Today, my friend Marla and I did some cycling in the D. We rode along the Riverwalk, the Dequindre Cut greenway, and over to Eastern Market. I bought this piece of art from a downtrodden, vagabond artist who was selling some of his wares on a street corner at Detroit Eastern Market. It will be [...]

This was posted under category: Detroit

My First Ever Hospital Admittance

Saturday, July 7, 2012 17:25 1 Comment

These phone photos are from my stay last weekend in the hospital. I just so happened to be reading (revisiting) Anthony Colpo’s “The Great Cholesterol Con” when I landed in the emergency, then got admitted. This book got some looks from my Docs and Nurses. Ya think? That said, I’ll be writing about my very [...]

This was posted under category: Medical Establishment

The Detroit Free Press Runs My Photo … Again

Saturday, July 7, 2012 6:47 2 Comments

I made it into the Detroit Free Press again. Dunno how, except they must like this photo. This photo is from the August 2009 feature article they did on me and my downtown functional fitness workout.

This was posted under category: Fitness

Let’s Talk Meat, Shall We?

Friday, July 6, 2012 6:25 5 Comments

Everywhere I go, people want to talk about what they have learned about what really makes us unhealthy and fat. Just yesterday, at the fireplace & BBQ store, another long talk about ensued when one of the salespeople was asking me how I liked my new Weber Genesis they delivered to me a few weeks [...]

This was posted under category: Food & Nutrition

American Automatons

Thursday, July 5, 2012 22:48 17 Comments

Going out in public is a perpetual onslaught of negative externalities. So many people cannot walk or perform basic functions. Walking from the parking lot to the store has become the “new marathon.” Half the grocery shopper population has to lean on their grocery carts in order to keep the wheels turning. So many people [...]

This was posted under category: Boobus

The Industrial Food Complex Wants Your Stomach

Wednesday, July 4, 2012 21:47 No Comments

The Washington Post has published a fascinating story about a former Coca-Cola marketing executive, Todd Putman, who talks about how the Soda Kings view the customer and market share.

This was posted under category: Industrial Food Machine