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World Peace Game

10 July 2019 - 10:31 PM

I was flying back to Cville from Atlanta today, and who should sit down beside me but my old friend John Hunter.

We met 10 years ago rehabbing our injuries in the physical therapy pool at the local fitness center, an hour a day of running, skiing, cycling, etc in deep water. We never saw each other outside that pool, and haven’t seen each other in the years since we finished that therapy.

He was a 4th grade teacher at Venable Elementary School, and he told me about this game he invented to teach social studies.

Then in 2010, Cville filmmaker Chris Farina did a prizewinning documentary on the World Peace Game, and the whole thing took off. Now John travels the world teaching masters classes in the Game.

It felt wonderful to reconnect. John’s one of the good guys.


Today I Met a Space Alien

03 November 2018 - 08:16 AM

I would stand in line for this. — Moby


Brief article on the obesity epidemic

10 August 2018 - 03:08 PM


Interesting problem. I’m surprised they didn’t say anything specific about protein leverage, well, they sort of hinted around at it by mentioning modifications in the food supply that coincided with the onset of the epidemic.

After Ansel Keyes came out with his dubious paper on fat consumption/heart disease, and the USDA came out with their “food pyramid,” a shit-ton of sugar, vegetable oil, and grain was dumped into the food supply. But all animals, including humans, prioritize protein consumption, and eat enough of whatever food supply is available to get the necessary protein.

That’s how the US got obese, and that’s why poorer people are obeser. The food supply that’s available, aka affordable, hasn’t got enough protein in it, so the affected population overeats it.