I never wanted to hate Mark Sisson for a second.
I probably couldn't have, even if I'd wanted...and making myself hate another over contrived, envious hateful wants, makes me feel less about myself. And even that simply brushes aside that fact that I genuinely love and appreciate the guy, from many angles.
It will always be that Art got me started in all of this. Next was Mark, linked to by Art. Back then, Mark had his kinda cartoon design blog those of way back remember. As a Daily Apple and keeping the doctor away, he committed himself, and he measured up daily to his own commitment. Not only that. When I hit him up for a guest post by me on his blog, he said bring it on. When it was time for him, he showed up on mine. Then later, he did a video interview.
And guess what? By being very dedicated, smart, unwilling to dabble in off-course diversion as I proved myself willing to do, he has maintained his status of what I think, is the Jewel of Paleo (OK, Mark: Primal).
Yea, I'm an FOM (friend of Mark). Yep, we exchange an email now and then, a chat on the phone...but here's really why: entrepreneurship. Paleo/Primal is merely the thing in common. Entrepreneurs (people who have built their own livelihood via providing a livelihood for 1 or more others in a business/trade environment) have an immediate affinity with each other, internationally. I'm not getting into it because non-eutrepreneurs really just don't understand unless they want to (those who do, do, and I always appreciate it).
A final introductory note. Most of all, in my past post, I was worried about mentioning Sisson, that it would draw out the detractors and would be potentially awful. Didn't happen. To the contrary. So go figure. Like I said: Jewel of Paleo. As far and away as I am from anything like that, I submit to you that I have made a correct identification—perhaps just because.
...Here's the deal. Mark is on Prime Time NBC Network TeeVee tomorrow night, Thursday, 10/04/2012, and it's sweet justice that the person who deserves it the most gets it. That's cool, makes me sleep well, all of that.
Here's the deal. NBC, Rock Central, tomorrow night. Here's a 1-minute clip of the piece.
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It's longer than that, and in a few exchanges with Mark in email which I hope he doesn't mind me abstracting, he has zero illusions about not being made to look like a whatever [take your pick] after they edit in the quote from the Docktor in The Experimental Center to give a wry grim, a cutesy acknowledgment—a metaphorical pat on a blond head—and advise you to go back to eating all that that makes you....
....look, far, far different from Sisson at 59.