I Want to Unplug

Every day I get home and I want the same basic thing: I want to unplug. I want to disconnect.

I’ve never really liked being surrounded by gadgets. I like fresh air and sunshine. I like machines shut off at night. No whirring fans. No blinking lights. Computers are best in the daylight and in limited amounts. There’s something neurotic about being up until all hours of the night, having one or more video screens constantly in your presence. I’ve always felt this way. Sometimes I feel like the only one that feels this way.

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Diet Recovery 2

I always wondered growing up how I seemed to be so healthy eating whatever the hell I wanted: plenty of cookies, fast food, burgers, pizza, eggs, butter, ice cream, sugar, candy, chicken wings… you get the drift.  Not an ounce of extra fat.  No cavities.  Good biomarkers like pulse, blood pressure, etc.  Sometimes in college I would have a Coke and a Snickers for lunch.  Or cookies.  Or a Hot Pocket.  I often did the same kind of thing in high school, actually.  Nachos with that fake cheese sauce… Yum! (Not really).

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Bolivia, Quinoa, and the Foodists

This post is in response to an article titled “How many Bolivians are dying because foodies love quinoa?”.  Wow, there’s so much hiding beneath the surface of this article I’m not sure where to begin.  Although I see the article as a misguided polemic, it touches on an important issue: food elitism.

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In Defense of Matt Stone

This article is a response to an article Matt Stone posted on his blog.  That article is a response to a critical review of his latest e-book: Eat for Heat.

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Culture of Poverty

What happened to our culture?  What happened to being human?  The robots have taken over.  Look around you.  What productive activity is being done, anywhere?  I’m sorry.  I take that back.  We already live in the most “productive” society ever to exist.  What useful activity is being done, anywhere?

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