Last week I officially rolled in into my mid-thirties. Self-reflection (a.k.a vague rumination on such mundane topics as my place in the world and the meaning of life) is something I do rather often, somewhat to the annoyance of my partner who has to play the part of a soundboard. Here are my 7 things […]Read more "7 Things Learned In 34 Years"
Self-righteousness. Don’t you just love it. There are many many ways to cultivate it. The rules are simple. You find something that you enjoy. Simultaneously you discover/convince yourself that it is also good for you. Therefore it is good for everyone. You proceed to parade your newly found endeavour while lecturing everyone in the vicinity […]Read more "Why I ride a bike"
I want to talk about money. Yes, dirty filthy money. When it comes to the topics of health and lifestyle, money, or the lack of it, either tends to get dismissed as a feeble excuse of the unwilling or thrust in the face as an unsurmountable obstacle. Now we need to remember that the origin […]Read more "How much is your coconut water?"
If you follow me on social media you might have picked up on the fact that I like bicycles. I may mention biking once or twice. A day. The humble 2-wheeler is undergoing a rebirth of sorts. Bearded hipsters in droves have taken to this humble 100+ year old object and use it as their […]Read more "URBAN BIKING: LYCRA-FREE ZONE"
Anastasia recently hinted that our car is playing a less prominent role in our life. We still own a car with no intention of getting rid of it entirely anytime soon. We’ll jump in the car and take trips out of town, enjoying the freedom it gives us and the opportunities for adventure it opens […]Read more "Routine. It’s Deadly."
“When the spirits are low, when the day appears dark, when work becomes monotonous, when hope hardly seems worth having, just mount a bicycle and go out for a spin down the road, without thought on anything but the ride you are taking.” Arthur Conan Doyle We lose precious moments. We grow up, become responsible, […]Read more "Letting Go of the Automobile"
I was quite amazed at the response to my last post. I received many messages from people along the lines “I’ve been thinking the same thing for quite some time”, with most of these people now shaking their head at the state of play within a movement which held so much promise. It is, however, […]Read more "Brazilian Dietary Guidelines"
When I first started writing a blog I expected it to be read by a maximum of 10 people. I was writing mainly for myself, trying to make sense of my newly acquired knowledge on nutrition, lifestyle, and whatever else would strike my fancy. Unexpectedly, the blog started receiving some attention. It was very flattering […]Read more "Signal | Noise"
Welcome to those chasing links from The Guardian to this site. But also, apologies that you have had to read such an awful piece of writing from Dave Bry. NB: The Guardian has since softened their original article, moving away from me “disavowing Paleo” to me “separating myself from the movement.” Dave obviously has a bee […]Read more "Burning Straw Men"
Evolution – /iːvəˈluːʃ(ə)n,ˈɛv-/ – the gradual development of something Revolution – /rɛvəˈluːʃ(ə)n/ – involving or causing a dramatic change The last 12 months have seen both an evolution of my thinking and a [personal] revolution in how I want to convey these thoughts. Prior to this year I was very attached to the Paleo label. […]Read more "Re-evolution"