Here's something that might interest readers, most of whom come here for varied reasons. I began this blogging thing over four years and 1,600 posts ago as mostly a political, libertarian philosophy endeavor. Whether I'm just not that compelling, too enraged or outrageous, or simply because there's no way in the world I can write politically to swoon the mainstream of fucking idiots (see?), this blog has never been very popular. I'd say that over the long haul I've averaged 200-250 visits per day. But I do this for myself, primarily.
But what's interesting is that the more I blog on evolutionary diet and fitness, the more visits and links, which in turn brings more visitors. I'm now more lopsided in the blogs I visit. Politics wise, I probably only go to three or four, tops. But I'm going to a lot of paleo or evolutionary diet and fitness blogs, and you know what? I find most of these blogs and their comments far more honest and rational that any political blogs anywhere — including libertarian (especially libertarian, I have to wonder). So I've changed the 'About' description somewhat, as well as the categories. Food, diet, and exercise from an evolutionary perspective — hence honest reality — shall now hold a place at least as important, if not more so than the political stuff.
And man am I glad. I get in my political moods, and that'll happen again, but I have to say that I just can't help myself. My life has been changed dramatically in the last 9 months; I enjoy thinking, writing about it, and seeing my own results. And the more I do — and yea, maybe it's whistling past the graveyard — the more all the politics and "analysis" seem senseless and irrelevant. I know they're not, that ideas have implications, but at a point I have a life to live.
Anyway, I promised a photo. I have two. Here was my break-fast birthday dinner Tuesday night at Original Joe's here in San Jose. That was a 27 oz rib steak. All that was left was the bone and a bit of gristle. There was a lot of very tasty and satisfying fat. Three hours on the countdown to the next fasting period.
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As a relatively new reader, I hope you don't abandon the politics completely. I found your blog by way of Mr. Beck, and have been visiting more often after the QandO fiasco. It's not that you are a libertarian – the internet is full of them – but that, like Billy, you understand the moral foundation that precedes politics (of course I can't say this as well as either of you, which is why I don't have a blog myself).
But then again, I am 35 and about 40 pounds overweight, so perhaps it's time I take the plunge and follow you to better health. Ignoring the current state of politics in this country can only help my blood pressure.
I really appreciate that comment, man. And yea, let's be honest: I mimic Beck quite a lot. His was the first blog I ever saw, at the moment I learned what a blog was. The moral foundation is essential.
Don't worry. I wouldn't be able to avoid the political stuff if I wanted to.
Coincidentally — and honestly — I skimmed most of the political articles and ended up fully reading this one. xD
P.S. Have you read any books by Daniel Quinn?
Well, something for everyone, man, I guess.
Have not read any Quinn but have had Ishmael recommended to me about a million times. I guess I ought to read it.
Ishmael’s a great book, and Daniel Quinn’s a great author.