Yea, I maybe want to blog more about fat bread and applications, including mayonnaise making, tuna salad and all sorts of cool such things which, quite to the contrary of motivating me to go hog wild with neolithic foods, has had quite the opposite effect. More on that later.
I'm dashing to finish up V2.0 of the book, now with plenty of pressure to get 'er done. But I kinda blew myself out a couple of days ago with it and have dreaded getting back to it. I'll get it done, but my mind is so elsewhere at the moment. Some bullets:
- After just shy of 20 years at it, I have decided to close the company I started in a bedroom in 1993 with a coupla hundred bucks to my name (definitive decision Tuesday last). I grew it to a few dozen employees. I've hated it for years. Why do something you hate? For money?
- I have not only four other books in the works with Hyperink, but I spent all afternoon up in their offices Wednesday shooting video for a beginner's course on Paleo. This, I love. ...Though I didn't love the 2-hr drive back down to the South Bay in "rush" hour traffic.
- I have two other primary initiatives, one as an adjunct to the business I'm shutting down—the part I like—and one as very Paleo related. More later.
What this means is that I'm going to move more and more into this landscape as a livelihood...because I love it, because I likely can, and because I really have a sense of how to do it far different than others—which is perhaps the most passionate aspect of it. And let's face it. All the blog posts I've done are here. There's a ton of them. In essence, every time I write a new one, it's like competing with myself. How can someone make it truly better, in perpetuity? The reality is that it's not possible in an ever increasing sense, and so you have to figure out different channels, new subjects, and so on. Look: how many times can I call dietitian morons fuckheads, and have you laugh?
So in less than a week I head up to Hat Creek to fly hang gliders for a few days. Videos of all that here on YouTube, the 4th, 5th and 6th on the list. This will I be my 15th or 16th consecutive year of flying that amazing site. I've lost count.
The day after I get back, it's off to Boston and the Ancestral Health Symposium: #AHS12. Did you see the posts I did about last year's event?
- Crazy Stupid – Paleo – Love #AHS11
- My Ancestral Health Symposium Presentation – Self Experimentation #AHS11
- Appreciating the People of the Ancestral Health Symposium 2011 #AHS11
- The Beautiful People of the Ancestral Health Symposium #AHS11
- The Great Ancestral Health Symposium Blog Post Roundup #AHS11
- Human Animals Eating Animals #AHS11
- No Church Revival: #AHS11
- Ancestral Health Symposium Controversies Podcast: From High Heels to Gary vs. Stephan #AHS11
I actually just surprised myself at how much that event meant to me, realizing how much I blogged it. My presentation is going to be unique amongst all other presentations...I hope. I intend to demonstrate that diet and nutrition aren't the only thing grains and agriculture fucked up beyond reason and recognition. Mine is: Paleo Epistemology and Sociology. Looks like the schedule has Ron Rosedale, MD and I at 20 minutes each, going up against Terry Wahls, MD, with a 40-minute presentation.
When I get back, it's but a few days until I head off to Austin for The 21 Convention. I'm basically delivering the same presentation, only far more detailed, an hour vs. the 20 minutes I have at AHS. Other speakers include Keith Norris, Skyler Tanner, Doug McGuff, and Dave Asprey. Robb Wolf was on the schedule as well, but at last I heard he had to cancel. Greg Swann, the guy I've been featuring chapter-by-chapter for his book Man Alive! got a gig speaking there too, as a direct result of that series. He goes up right before I do.
Well that's it for now. Sorry that my blogging has so sucked rancid dog semen this week. I ate something that didn't quite sit right a couple of days ago and am just getting back to feeling human again.