Social distancing taken too far will lead to an underground movement of parties that will be the antithesis of social distancing. Though it may be counter-intuitive, if society wants to keep a handle on social distancing, it will be better off being permissive rather than draconian.
Largely because of an apocryphal story about a choir rehearsal, many Americans now fear that the coronavirus is unusually and dangerously airborne despite a lack of scientific evidence to support the idea.
Many Americans are terrified by the coronavirus, but they are scared for the wrong reasons. The data repeatedly suggests that most people, 99% of the population, will survive this virus relatively unscathed. The real crisis concerns the ideals on which the United States were founded. In infiltrating our borders, the pandemic revealed a cowering citizenry […]
I last wrote about my struggles with hallux limitus—arthritis of the big toe—in 2017, and an update is substantially overdue, especially since some of you have kindly taken in interest in the status of my toe. First, the necessary disclaimer: I am not a doctor, and I am not authorized to give medical advice. What […]
In the last two weeks, people in the United States have grown panicked over the COVID-19 outbreak. People have taken to exhibiting continual fear (ironically weakening their immune systems through chronic stress), avoiding public transport, donning gloves and masks in public, emptying supermarket shelves and stockpiling goods, and becoming belligerent to those whom they feel […]
A curious thing happened once I entered my thirties. Suddenly, everyone around me began signaling to me that I was past my prime. If I expressed that I was tired after a late night out, my parents would tell me, “you’re not as young as used to be.” Never mind the fact that at all […]
I was recently diagnosed by a podiatrist and orthopedist with hallux limitus, or osteoarthritis of the big toe. It means that my toe no longer has the range of motion to fully dorsiflex. The pain so far has been minor, especially compared to the mental experience. I like to be very physically active, and now […]
This is part two of my recap of this year’s Ancestral Health Symposium in Seattle. See part one here. Darryl Edwards, Primal Play and Animal Moves Sessions Darryl Edwards offered movement sessions each day of the conference, sessions that included partner tug-of-war, one-legged tag, crawling, and play fighting. Edwards was absolutely engaging, coming across humorous and […]
In the wake of the Las Vegas shooting, I have felt numb. I want to say that my thoughts, prayers, and condolences go out to the families–which they most definitely do–but it feels too feeble to say that in the face of another superlative mass shooting, which I am sure will not be the last […]
This year I attended my first Ancestral Health Symposium, which focuses on the evolutionary mismatch between humans and our modern lifestyles. The Ancestral Health Symposium provided a wealth of interesting speakers and novel topics that you will not find covered in most mainstream health media. And I got such a kick out of meeting the […]