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Saturday, October 21, 2017

Me Too.... Yeah Men can be Victims too

The whole "Me Too" movement seems to be the latest effort in exposing the abuse that women have experienced with men.

And let me say right off the bat, I get it.  I understand that it exists, that it's real and far too commonplace.

And on behalf of all Men who Value Women for the most Incredible Creations God has put on this Earth....

I am truly sorry.

But let me submit to you a far less common but still undeniable reality.

Men can be Victims too.

Of women.

So what is a Victim anyway?

  1. a person harmed, injured, or killed as a result of a crime, accident, or other event or action.
    synonyms:sufferer, injured party, casualtyMore
    • a person who is tricked or duped.
      "the victim of a hoax"
      synonyms:loserpreystoogedupesuckerquarryfoolfall guychump

Hmmm..... Ok.

So what basis do I have for the assertion that Men can be Victims too?

My Life... and many events that have occurred in it.

Let me just start, from the beginning, of my Life.

And some experience I had with my Mother.

My Mother had mental issues. She suffered with depression.  Now this was back in the day - mid to late 60's, when psychiatry and all the drugs and counseling techniques that go with it, were not so developed and widely accepted.  And there were likely contributing factors to her underlying tendencies - you see, my Dad had anger issues.  No need to go into all the details but suffice it to say he could be an abusive sonofabitch.

No doubt this had a negative effect on my mother and her mental well being.  Bottom line is my mother had suicidal tendencies.  Or at least she expressed them to me, as a 6-year old boy, in a series of hysterical, gut grabbing, crying fits she would have where she talked about killing herself.

This shit went on for years and years.  I remember seeing her crying and sobbing on the floor and hugging her and comforting her and saying "No Mommy, Don't Kill Yourself".

What a way to spend a childhood right?  Trying to keep your mother from killing herself.

Anyway - like I said - this shit went on for years, till one day - I think I was 14 - she pulled that shit on me one too many times and I finally had enough.

This time I stood over my Mother and said.....

"You know what?  Why don't you just shut up and Kill Yourself and put us all out of your Misery!"

Does this kind of childhood trauma qualify as abuse by a Woman?

Fuck - I don't know - You tell me, but it damn sure didn't do me any good.

Fast forward about 20 years and I just got married.  Me and my Wife are back 3 days from our honeymoon and I have to dig her out of bed with her former boyfriend.

Yeah - Me Too.

Oh and don't even get me started on how Women victimize Men financially and it's all legal-like.

It's called Family Law aka Fuck the Husband / Father.

Let me lay it out to you as straight as I can.

I know several Women who have made Vocations / Careers / Fortunes out of marrying - having kids - divorcing.

Like multiple fucking times.  And yes - they use Sex as a Weapon of War / Conquest / Financial Gain.

And each marriage / divorce / child support check is another investment in their Retirement Plan.

Another Case in Point.

I have firsthand knowledge / witness of a Woman who is a Holy Terror in her Household - verbally and physically abusing her husband and many other members of her family.  The lady is a fucking psycho and, for whatever reason, her poor husband and other family members just take it.

For no justified reason, this lady had one of her Manic Moments and attacked me in her own home and let me just say this lady is bigger than me - like 5'8" and 220 lbs.

In a fit of rage, she grabbed me by the throat and I grabbed her hand in defense and as I found out later, broke her hand in the process.

And I know of many other cases where Men are mentally, emotionally and yes - physically abused by Women.

In this day and age, there are a LOT of Women who can physically kick a Man's ass.

And finally, let me relate a most recent discussion I had with a lady friend of mine.

The subject was women exploiting men for sex.

She had been reading my blog and referenced a post I had recently written describing a short period of time I spent with a woman who was just out to use me for sex.

The lady friend scoffed at the concept that any man could be taken advantage of sexually by a woman because, as she said, and I am paraphrasing....

"Yeah right..... like a man could ever be a sexual victim of a woman. That's all most men want anyway".

It kinda pissed me off because frankly, I don't think like that and I don't act like that.

And just to add more fuel to the fire, I have had several occasions in Santa Fe where I am convinced a significant portion of the elderly female population are pumped up on female hormones and are just looking to get as many fucks in as they can before they kick the bucket.

Which is probably not a bad thing, but, again, it kinda makes you rethink what gender is wearing the "Sexual Predator" hat - right?

Or better yet - they wanna trade Sex for you being their Handy Man.... and I'm literally talking the guy that fixes up their house.  Oh yeah Baby, come over and fix my leaky pipe and I'll cook you dinner and fuck you.

In most cases, the slogan "Just Say No" comes to mind, because frankly the dinner and the sex ain't worth the manhours put in on the work.

Geez - I could go on and on about this and make an extended list of examples of Women abusing Men but I guess I'll just leave you with this.

As Counter-intuitive and Counter-culture as it may seem,

Men can be Victims too.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

I'm just a Simple Man....

With a lot of Shit going on in my Mind, Body and Spirit.

The word "Intense" keeps popping up in conversations I'm having with people and the description is pointed at me.

I get it. I'm used to it.

And yeah.... I resemble that remark.

Maybe it's the 3 cups of strong coffee I have every morning or the 20 minutes of stretching and exercises I do to get this aging body in a somewhat normal running or rather walking mode or all the good food and supplements I consume.

Or it could be the 6 - 8 hours of rock and metal music I listen to everyday.

Or the excitement I get from downshifting down to 2nd on 420 horses of Coyote 5.0 wedged underneath the long hood of the Lady in Red I call my 2014 Mustang GT and punching that bitch to the floor and feeling her ass swing left and right down Cerillos while leaving some Pirelli P-Zeros on the pavement.

Nothing like having a beautiful woman's ass move beneath you.  You feel me?

Or putting my broken and pained body through an hour and a half of Gary Dinh Torture aka a customized Praxis workout designed to restore the same broken and pained body and make it stronger, faster and with a bigger engine.

Or feeling the music of a good live band make an electrical current through my body that makes it twitch, pop and curl to every note.

Or standing on the top of a 12000' ridge breathless and wondering at how lucky I am to enjoy the beauty surrounding me.

Or the way I look her in the eyes and make her feel what I feel for her even if there is no return of the same.

Yeah I'm an intense mother fucker and one of these days I'm gonna meet an intense daddy fucker.

One who doesn't turn her head or shade her eyes from the Sun that burns so bright.

And who runs toward the Fight and not away from it.

Someone who meets My Intensity with the Same Intensity of her own.

And who accepts who I am and what I am and doesn't envision the changes required to make me what she wants me to be.

It takes a lot of Energy and Effort to deal with a person like me.

But it's worth it.

Because I put the same Intensity into the Love I show to those I choose to be with.

And when all the Intensity is said and done, I'm just a....

Simple Man.

I love my Family..... I love my Country.... and one of these days.....

I'll love my Woman.

Friday, October 13, 2017

What Happens When You Put Sex First

Kind of a compelling and interesting post title - right?

It's been a while since I posted. Maybe I lost my MoJo or my writer's inspiration or frankly, nothing has happened in my life recently that's worth writing about.

Because that's kinda what this blog is all about - a documentary of my life experiences, learnings and missives.

And while 2016 was the Year of Living Dynamically -

I can't say the same of 2017.

It's obviously not over yet but I guess if I had to classify it or label it, I might call it the "Year of Pain and Resolution".

That old nemesis of mine - Mr Pain - has returned - in more ways than one.

A bone to bone left shoulder, lower back and an overly used and abused right knee has me in constant pain along with additional new pains in my right elbow, wrist and hand.

Perhaps that's why my social life has not been so Stellar this year.  I simply don't have the desire or energy to venture out and spend energy and time meeting and getting to know someone.

I don't venture into the world of on-line dating perhaps believing stupidly that if something is gonna happen, it should happen in a random and unexpected way - a chance meeting planned and perpetrated by the powers that bring 2 people together.

Or some such bullshit as that.

Anyway, let me get back on track and relate a little experience that happened to me recently and what I learned or should I say re-learned from it.

A couple of months ago, I was doing a night walkabout in the Santa Fe Plaza and had made a passthrough at the La Fonda checking out the band.  I was exiting onto the street and there were 2 ladies in front of me.  Naturally, I opened the door for them, as is required from a Texas boy under any circumstances.

I don't remember the exact opening line of the conversation that ensued as I was about to go my merry and solitary way, but the tall redhead of the pair said....

"I just want you to know you're beautiful and I've been stalking you for the last 2 years."

Well - you can imagine the potential options, responses and reactions that blew up in my head when I heard this.

First - Holy Shit - do I run, fight, play dumb, ignore her or just play along for the fun of it?

You know me - I ain't got the sense God gave an ant regarding women so I just stopped and turned around and said something to the effect....

"Oh really.  And what would possess you to be stalking me?"

And as I said this, I got my first really good look at this lady.

First off, I was looking eye to eye with her which was blue eye to green eye - or maybe I was looking up at her slightly cause this woman was an Amazon - and the glowing, predator like green eyes were framed by long, flowing Rapunzel red hair...

And the first thing I thought was - Fuck Dude - if you know what's good for you, you will just Run not Walk away from this Beast as fast as you can.

But like the Son of Zeus trying to avoid the death wielding gaze of Medusa, I paused.

Maybe it was Curiosity.... Maybe it was Ego.... Maybe it was Stupidity.

I don't know but I paused long enough to have a conversation with this lady and wing woman in which I learned she had been shadow dancing with my oblivious ass several times and she and her sidekick were convinced I was some European / Scandinavian visitor to the Southwest.

Hearing this I figured - Fine I'll just throw a Curve Ball back at this lady and get rid of her real quick knowing how Santa Fe women loathe Texas men so with my best Texas drawl I responded....

"No Ma'am - I'm not from Europe.  I'm about as much of a Deep East Texas Red Neck as you'll ever meet".

Well damned if that didn't add fuel to the fire cause the lady responded....

"OMG - Your voice and the way you talk does not match how you look.  I had imagined that you would be a stuck up European guy but you're not that way at all".

Anyway, this lady proceeded to tell me things on this first chance encounter on the street that made it pretty obvious that the only thing she was interested in was having sex with me.

So - counter to my conservative nature and moral and ethical viewpoints on such matters - I rolled with it.

I told her "You know - I really appreciate how direct and straightforward you are in expressing yourself.  You make me curious and that hasn't happened in a long time".

So I got her name and number and then went my merrier way.

Cue up Hurricane Harvey and a 3-week stint in Texas with my social return to Santa Fe beginning with a late night visit to Boxcar to dance with a friend of mine.

Upon walking in to Boxcar, what do I see but the Tall, Crazy Red Headed Bitch (and I haven't used the term Crazy Bitch for a long time) sitting on a chair looking straight at me with those laser green eyes and a smile that looked like an Alpha Female Wolf gazing at a helpless Piggie in a Pen.

So true to my Defiance in the face of Death Nature (think Mouse throwing a Middle Finger at a Descending Eagle scenario), I flashed my best Texas smile and strode straight over to her and planted the most passionate, wet kiss on her that I could summon.

The look of shock and surprise that I saw on her face was a clear indicator that she realized in a micro moment that I was no Victim in any situation especially one that involved a physical encounter with any Man, Woman or Beast.

And also true to my nature of being a guy that dances with who brung him, I danced the night with the friend I came with, excluding the She Wolf from any satisfaction of preference - which probably added more fuel to her fire of intended sexual conquest.

What ensued in the following week is not something I will disclose in detail but will reveal in context.

I gave the Lady what she wanted - which was a couple of sexual encounters with the Fantasy she had made up in her mind - only this was her Fantasy in the Flesh.

I wouldn't say it was anti-climactic because there were many climaxes involved but I will say, that based on the comments from my Stalker, she may have gotten more than she bargained for.

Because I don't give of myself so Freely so Easily.

The Balance of Consequences of getting close to me even for a brief time may not be so easy to ignore or dismiss as was this Woman's admission.  Or maybe she was just trying to let me down easy.

Her Truth or True Motivations will likely never be known.

As encounters of this Nature are likely to resolve themselves, it ended before it started.

Because the consequences or rewards of putting sex first are revealed when the subsequent risks are realized.

As I have often lamented, it takes Time to get to know someone and what lies beneath.

Shortcutting this process bypasses acknowledgement of and familiarization with the Involved Individuals' Past and their Path to the Present - which is likely Everything that it is Important in knowing and understanding that Person for, despite our unwillingness to admit it -

We are Products of our Past.  Our History, while not a Plotter of our Future, is an influence on it.

Do I regret my momentary lapse in Past Protocol of this Kind?  Do I feel bad about it?  Am I angry about being used for some woman's short term made up fantasy?

No - No - No

I am a grown ass 55 year old man who is responsible for his own actions.

And being 55, I have to follow my Mantra of Making Memories and not Recording Regrets.

And this experience was a Memory Maker in my Continuing Journey of....


As my Momma once told me....

Be careful of what you wish for cause you might get it.

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Saturday Deep East Texas Breakfast from the Heart of Santa Fe NM!!

Probably my favorite Southern Breakfasts of All Time -

Grits and Eggs and Sausage.

Took this Southern tradition and put a New Mexican spin on it with heated up leftover fire roasted Hatch Green Chiles and other veggies.

Diced up a link of grilled Bratwurst...

And added some Arugula, Tomatoes with a little EVOO and some fresh strawberries.

Sided with some Strong Folger's Black Silk with Turbinado Sugar, Vanilla Extract and Half and Half and you got a melding of Cultures and Food.

And that's a Good and Good Tasting Thing!

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Why I always eat grilled Apples with my Pork Chops

60 min AMRAP is done - Only Heat-up remains!

My style of fire roasted Hatch chiles!

Gotta put the Sweet Onions and Bratwurst on together.

Squash is next.

Must have some sweet to go with all that savory so how about fire roasted Fuji apples.

And last but not leats - the meats!

And yes I did misspell least so it would rhyme with meats.

Come on folks - let's pick it up.

Everything gets a drizzle of balsamic and EVOO as it comes off and a final mix and chop so all that good vegetable juice, acid and good fat gets on everything.

Holy tasty veggies and fruit Batman!

Ribeyes are done with 3 mins on each side. This has them medium rare but remember I will be heating these up in a cast iron skillet so that medium rare will end up medium which is the way I like my steak.

It's already dead - don't need to kill it twice.

Pork chops are getting another 2 - 3 mins in the background depending on thickness.

I put the meats on the top so any drippings will fall down on and through the veggies for added flavor.

What? Mouth watering?

Yeah I thought so.

Total Cook Time including prep'g the veggies and fruit = 1 hour.

That's at least 15 meals worth of meat and veggies done in 60 minutes.

I may not be able to finish a tough WOD under the time cap but I can damn sure cook great tasting nutritious food fast.

I'd say this AMRAP is done and only the Heat-up remains.

Monday, August 7, 2017

My Take on Global Warming

Can you believe I'm actually writing a post with a title like that?

Just shows to go you that anyone can weigh in on this subject -  even a dumb ole country boy from Beaumont Tx.

Who just happens to have a Chemical Engineering degree so don't throw the Baby out with the Bathwater yet.

Where to begin.... Where to begin.

I guess we should begin where all this got started.

No - not 5 million years ago!

But maybe 2 weeks ago when I had the unmitigated gall and subsequently labeled "asinine and uneducated" stupidity to make a comment that there is data to support the concept that this "recent" (and "recent" is a relative term but be patient - we'll get to the time periods here in a bit) global warming trend could be part of a longer term temperature cycle (again emphasis on "longer term").

Now, with that said, I have copied a few comments I made in Facebook regarding this phenomenon...

There is no question that if you look at the effect of population growth and what it takes to support that growth in terms of industrial output - it takes energy output to produce things and to transport a greater population - there is a greater heat output from the surface of the Earth. 

However if you look at historical data - and there are only simulations available for the past 12000 years, everything longer than that is ice coring studies like EPICA and sediment core studies - there are periods such as the Medieval Warming Period and subsequent Little Ice Age - where scientists / researchers can only attribute the Peak to Valley global temp cooling of 1 degC to macro effects like cyclical lows in solar radiation, heightened volcanic activity, changes in the ocean circulation, variations in Earth's orbit and axial tilt (orbital forcing), inherent variability in global climate, and decreases in the human population.

Note that of the 7 proposed causes for the Little Ice Age only 1 of those were correlated to the human population. 

Everything else was macro - Earth or Solar System scale effects. 

Now when you look at the "Reconstructed Temperature" chart in these articles, I have to say it's a little alarming because we do seem to have a "breakout" of the prior range of 1800 years.

So I decided to do a few calcs of my own.

As a little comical and chemical test I checked one particular theory - that of bovine flatulance. 

Here was my data / assumptions / links:

Peak population of buffalo with corresponding 0 population of domesticated cattle. 

In 1500 an estimated 60 million (high estimate) buffalo in North America. 

Average bison weight = 1350 lbs. 

Current population of domesticated cattle = 98.4 million cattle. 

Average US domesticated cattle weight = 1364 lbs. 

So basically average weight is a wash. 

So 2015 domesticated cattle flatulance ve 1500s population of buffalo =

98.4 million cattle / 60 million buffalo = 64% increase in flatulance from bovines. 

So there you go....

64% increase in global warming since 1500 if you assume global warming is directly proportional to bovine flatulance.

Probably as good a calculation as any of the scientists with PhD's in Science can do and probably just as accurate. 

At least I did the calculation rather than just parroting back somebody else's calculations and conclusions.

And it's pretty interesting that the range of temperature anomaly ranges from 1500 - 1900 are about -0.8 degC to -0.2 degC which is a range of 0.6 degC and the breakout of this range is about 0.6 degC so about a 100% increase from the prior range which is roughly comparable to the 64% increase in global warming due to bovine flatulance increase from 1500 to present.

Just saying....

But on the other hand, there has been a 75% decrease in US industrial emissions from 1980 - 2015 which arguably can have a direct and proportional effect on global warming, i.e. it reduces global warming.

Going back to the data on longer term temperature swings, here's a link with a lot of temperature charts -

So let's just go through them one by one and make some observations:

Holy Shit - that's not good!  Chalk one up for the People who are saying things are getting hotter - at least in the time frame of the last 80 years.

Next slide please.

Okay, even shorter term lower troposphere readings show an upward trend:

"For the lower troposphere (TLT), UAH find a global average trend since 1978 of +0.140 °C/decade, to January 2011.[1] RSS finds +0.148 °C/decade, to January 2011."

So that's not good news either.

I'm starting to get depressed here.

More data please.

Same graph as earlier - I wanted to include it because it is the next available time period of data...

Proxy reconstructions extending back 2,000 years have been performed, but reconstructions for the last 1,000 years are supported by more and higher quality independent data sets. These reconstructions indicate:[10]
  • global mean surface temperatures over the last 25 years have been higher than any comparable period since AD 1600, and probably since AD 900
  • there was a Little Ice Age centered on AD 1700
  • there was a Medieval Warm Period centered on AD 1000, though the exact timing and magnitude are uncertain and may have shown regional variation.

Ok so we're still in time frames that show increases.

Trying to keep an open mind about this but the data so far is pretty damning.  Geez - can it get any worse.

I'm almost afraid to look....

Hmmm.... there's some studies in there with some pretty significant spikes but based on the dark black line average of all the studies, we're still above the historical high.

Well I guess we're going to hell in a handbasket.

Roll out the next Armageddon data point.

Huh? WTF?  You mean there is Antarctica Ice Core Sample data to show that the earth was hotter 400,000 - 320000 - 240000 - 120000 years ago than it is TODAY!

No fucking way.  And you know my Math's not too good (despite having a Minor in Mathematics obtained getting my Chemical Engineering Degree - oh and a minor in Chemistry and Physics too but who's counting), but it looks like a cycle of about 80 - 120000 years.and let's see when was the last peak....

About 120000 years ago.

Damn - that Data does have a way of coming back and biting ya in the ass - doesn't it?

But let's not get too cocky... let's keep an open mind and just let the data speak for itself.

Let's look at the dataset in terms of millions of years.....

Well I'll be double dipped in doo doo and call me a chocolate swirl.

You mean the earth was actually hotter 3 million years ago than it is now.


Now realistically, what was happening 3 million years ago doesn't do us any good with the Church of What's Happening Now which from the shorter term graphs (0 - 2000 years) shows that we are probably / likely / certainly (you pick the one you want) heating up this thing we call Earth with all of the increasing population and all the industrial output required to support them.

So let me transition to the Outback Willie (my Evil Redneck alter ego for those readers who are just now tuning in) Proposed Solution Section of this post.

And like the theme of this blog states, you're gonna get it short, simple and straight from the heart so don't take it personally.

So here's my first hypothetical solution?

What if every adult in the U.S. walked or biked 2.85 miles per day instead of driving their car?

That would be equivalent to 20 miles / 7 day week.

Now let's assume the average vehicle mileage in the US is 20 mile per gallon.

That would save 1 gallon of gasoline per week per adult in the U.S.

that's about 245.3 adult men and women in the U.S.  Now I realize all of these adults can't walk or bike 2.85 miles per day because they're too old or disabled or overweight or whatever.  Let's just go with that "ideal" number for the purpose of effect.

So we got 245,300,000 adults that are saving 1 gallon of gasoline per week and I just happen to know that a gallon of gasoline is equivalent to 31475 nutritional calories via this conversion tool:

So let's just see how many calories we can save or ideally prevent from contributing to global warming by virtue of burning gas.... and yes dammit I know that there's no free ride because these people will be heating up the atmosphere by their own burning of calories but it only takes about 285 calories to walk 2.85 miles -

 A simple rule of thumb is 100 calories per mile for a 180 pound person.

so let's just assume we take credit for the full 31475 calories per gallon of gas saved (the main difference between the 31475 and the 285 calories is the weight of the car carrying the person vs the person just moving their own body weight).

So without further adieu or argument, here's the straightforward calculation on total calories saved in one year by the entire adult population of the US walking or cycling 2.85 miles per day:

245,300,000 adults * 1 gallon of gasoline / week * 31,475 calories / gallon of gasoline * 52 weeks / year =

401,482,510,000,000 calories = 401.482 trillion calories = 401.482 X 10 to the 12th power calories.

Damn - that's a lot of calories.

But what do we do with that number?

Well, calories are a measure of energy and energy can be used to heat things like water.

Like all the water on the earth.

From that link -

It's hard to imagine, but about 97 percent of the Earth's water can be found in our oceans. Of the tiny percentage that's not in the ocean, about two percent is frozen up in glaciers and ice caps. Less than one percent of all the water on Earth is fresh. A tiny fraction of water exists as water vapor in our atmosphere.
According to the U.S. Geological Survey, there are over 332,519,000 cubic miles of water on the planet. A cubic mile is the volume of a cube measuring one mile on each side. Of this vast volume of water, NOAA's National Geophysical Data Center estimates that 321,003,271 cubic miles is in the ocean.
That's enough water to fill about 352,670,000,000,000,000,000 gallon-sized milk containers!
So 352.67 X 10 to the 18th power gallons of water on the Earth.
I won't show you the conversion but that's equivalent to 133.734 X 10 to the 21st grams of water.
And a calorie is defined as...
the energy needed to raise the temperature of 1 gram of water through 1 °C
So we have a total number of calories and we have the total grams of water on the earth so let's just see how many degC we will raise the temp of all the water in the world if we expend all those calories.
401.482 X 10 to the 12th calories will heat 401.482 X 10 to the 12th grams of water 1 degC 
so it will heat 401.482 X 10 to the 13th grams of water 0.1 degC
That's a far cry from the 133.734 X 10 to the 21st grams of water on the earth.
In fact, based on this calculation, it would only raise the global water temp about 3 X 10 to the -8 degC =
0.00000003 degC
Dammit - I guess walking or cycling 2.85 miles per day won't solve global warming BUT
I bet everybody would be a lot healthier.
But seriously, the effects of walking or cycling 2.85 mile per day go WAY BEYOND the calories reduced going to the atmosphere by not burning the gasoline for transportation.  Reducing vehicle traffic by that much has a serious upstream and downstream ripple effect including but not limited to car manufacture, road infrastructure and maintenance, refinery emissions and heat output, health - medical - drug manufacture industry infrastructure because more people walking and cycling daily will be a lot healthier and on and on.
So don't discount the benefit of the Power of the Human Body to propel itself in the fight against Global Warming.
With that said, let's try something a little simpler but probably harder to calculate and definitely more controversial.
If the global population growth and the resulting industrial output / heat increase to support that growth is the issue....
Let's just quit increasing the world population.
I'm not sure how to calculate it but every person over their lifetime is responsible for a certain amount of energy being released into the atmosphere or water or land or whatever.  I guess they call that your Environmental Footprint or Impact. That number can be calculated.
And if we want to stop global warming, each person's Environmental Impact on the Global Warming effect has to be compensated for or negated.  
That takes technology and money to research, design, build and implement and educate the public on what to do and what not to do and provide them with the means to do it. 
Nowadays it's Solar Energy, Electric Cars, Fuel Cells, etc. OR a helluva lot more people walking or cycling a helluva lot more.  I think my calc above showed that ain't gonna get us all the way there.
50 years from now there will be technologies that are more advanced.
So one solution is to just Quit having babies.
Or at least make it harder or maybe more expensive to have children.
Right now the standard US Income Tax exemption for dependents (children) is a $4050 tax deduction, so for every child you have you get $4050 knocked off your taxable income so if you're in the 25% tax bracket that saves you about $1000 on your taxes.
Reverse that - for every child dependent a taxpayer has, increase their taxable income by $4050 or the equivalent of a $1000 contribution and put that money in a Fund to Address Global Warming and I don't just mean Think Tank support, I mean REAL INFRASTRUCTURE to actually begin reducing heat output from industry OR ways of reducing atmospheric temperatures. Do that every year for every kid from birth to 18 years and you probably have enough money to reduce the effect of that kid and subsequent adult's impact on the Environment.
Not only will it reduce the rate of population increase, it will create a dedicated fund for reducing Global Warming.
Now - will any of this actually happen in our lifetime?
No. But who knows? 
Maybe we'll have some significant volcanic activity that will put enough ash in the air to cool things off OR
The Sun will take a reduced service Holiday for a few decades OR
The Earth will experience Catastrophic Flooding because of the Ice Caps melting (think Noah and the Ark) and we'll cut the World Population in half.
The long term temperature studies say it's happened before because there have been Long Term Temperature swings.
Hell I don't know - I've overtaxed my brain thinking about all this and it's about time for a Rum and Coke.
I'll leave you with this.
In the last 4 years I've ridden my bike 10000 miles in lieu of driving my car.
If you have done the same or more or an equivalent, Congratulations - I think you and I have done our parts to reduce global warming.
If you have not and you are passionate about doing something about Global Warming, you might want to consider what you can do personally to reduce Global Warming besides criticizing a Person on Social Media who likely does more than you to reduce global warming.

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Living Life 1 Minute at a Time

1 Minute of 35# Dumbbell Thrusters -

1 Minute of 50# Ball Slams

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

It's been Awhile...

Since I've been this freaking sore.

My legs, back and chest feel like I've been beat with a baseball bat.

Courtesy of a 20 minute marathon brawl Monday with Cindy (20 min AMRAP of 5 pullups, 10 pushups and 15 air squats)....

And yesterday's 5 minute ass kicking from Grace (5 minutes to do 30 reps of a 135# clean and jerk).

So what do I do when I'm feeling like this?

I make good, comforting, nutritious high protein food and I eat.

It's been awhile since I've made my Ground Turkey Breast mix but here's how it goes...

Start with 99% lean Ground Turkey breast.

Season liberally with salt, pepper, a mix of Curry Powder, Garam Masala, Allspice and Cumin and a dash of Cayenne Pepper.

Make a wet mix of 1 egg, honey mustard, Kikkoman, Balsamic, Worcestershire and Tabasco and add to the seasoned turkey breast.

I like a crunch raw veggie element for some texture so this time I added Broccoli slaw.

I normally add raw onions, peppers, squash, apple to the mix but this time I had some fire roasted veggies - sweet onion, Bell - Poblano - Jalapeno peppers, pineapple, fuji apple, squash and portabello mushrooms - so I diced those up and added that to the mix.


Here's the mix - all ready for burgers, chili, spaghetti, meat loaf, tacos or whatever you would add ground meat to.

For breakfast, I cooked up some TJ's Spicy Jalapeno Chicken Sausage....

And served with Eggs, Grits and some of the roasted veggies and fruit.

And 2 open faced tomato and olive focaccia turkey mix sliders for lunch with TJ's spicy hummus, tomato and avocado on the sliders and TJ's simple potato salad on the side.

It's been awhile....

Since I ate like this and it does a Body Good!