For 3 years I’ve been eating 99% plants and measuring impact on my health. Now, I’ll do the opposite– this is my Meat Experiment.
In Part I of Scenes From Paris, I described the first couple days in Paris– food tours, my frenligh speaking, and a brush with romance. In this Part II, I follow the footsteps of all-time greats like Napoleon and Oscar Wilde and… Owen Wilson… IT WAS CRISP AND COOL on that Saturday morning, just 48 hours after touching down in … Read More
All of the books I finish are at least Good, some are Great, and an exceptional few are All-Time. If a book isn’t Good, i.e it fails the Gladwell test (“is this thing worth my time?”) for too many consecutive pages, I’ll stop reading, and frisbee it across the room into the belly of my beanbag. But on this list, … Read More
We spend so much time thinking about where we want to go, that perhaps, occassionally, it may be a good thing to reflect on how far we’ve come. Reflecting on past success has been shown to increase motivation and belief. Based on that idea, and Seth Godin’s article on the same topic, I’ve decided to make my own. 1. In … Read More
Reading Time: 14-ish minutes Most of my friends are aware that I am a bit of a health freak. Actually, I’m a health super-freak (Nic Cage-ism #1). For example, I’m the type of guy who goes on a 12-month Vegan Experiment (Introduction, Results) just for kicks. And, instead of reporting on (1) “how I felt” or (2) “how I looked”— … Read More
“I wanted to be it. But I saw it as something that was out in the world in other people [not me],” remembered award-winning journalist, Krista Tippett, in a recent interview with best-selling author and magic-evangelist, Liz Gilbert. The two super-women were ruminating on their once-brittle childhood views of the intangibility of creativity. “You had to be in some special … Read More
Part III: The Town and What I Learned [This is Part III. To Read Part I, Click Here. For Part II, Click Here.] The Town, La Alberca The corridor that leads the way towards the town square from the Doña Teresa Hotel acts like a causeway into a different dimension. The streets are extremely narrow – barely wide enough to manage … Read More