Thursday, November 25, 2010

Latest Dish

Don't waste your money on Kashi when you can enjoy cheap yet superior flavor:

Roughly equal parts spelt, barley, millet and amaranth. Soak and sprout to some degree the spelt and the barley. Soak and let come alive to a lesser degree, the millet and amaranth, such that freshness and bright yellow color are not lost. This can be soaking the former 2 only an hour and the latter not at all. Now steam them in the rice cooker.

Serve with fresh, sliced cranberries and milk.

Don't forget to forsake the sugar, which ruins it. And ruins you.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Positive and Negative

There is the positive aspect of eating wherein one is concerned about obtaining quality essential nutrients, and the negative wherein the concern is about abstaining from harmful substances.

The latter tends to be talked and worried about more than the former. The former is of greater importance than the latter, yet too little attention to the latter can prevent attention to or appetite for the former.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010


War is wrong. Those who incite it or attack are murderous. It begins with a passionate greed or a passionate ideal in which a man feels strongly right. For example, a man may feel it his duty to shut down a movement to make health insurance mandatory in the USA or a movement to install an identification and tracking chip into everyone's skin. If he rants and contends, allows his paranoia to fuel his indignation, it will lead to said passion and murder. Therefore, caustic political talk is one root of the murders commited by those sometimes referred to as 'War Pigs.' The thing for a citizen faced with such alarming movements to do is to be the kindest, humblest, productive and constructive citizen he can be while offering only kind and civil yet unyielding in his ideals speech to all others. Taking care of #1 is still the best medicine. The more each of us follow this tack, the more unworthy legislation will be choked out and put down by the Lord. It will encourage good people to rally and remain firm and concerned. On the other hand, if he is wrongly captive, the citizen will petition the Lord for his release and be blessed, if his eye is single, to escape. Such escape may at times involve the shedding of blood if it is for the greater salvation of souls, but it never need arouse the caustic feelings in the heart of the escapee that lead to war as we usually know it. Sometimes, said captivity can be prevented by similar bloodshed as directed by God. See also, Alma 24:18, "rather than take away from a brother they would give unto him; and rather than spend their days in idleness they would labor abundantly with their hands." We are all brothers and sisters deliberately set here on one earth which our Father created for us as a sufficient space with sufficient resources for us to get along with each other. Therefore, just because our fathers occupied a spot thereon and established a regulation does not mean we cannot share and accomodate an immigrant. We should be reasonable about whether our blessings to the immigrant comply with local legislation, with the light to lead our judgement being the thought to give and to bless someone worse off than ourself. Bleeding heart? Yes. Are there any hearts in Heaven that do not bleed? No. Should we be taken advantage of by evil men? No, that is why I said 'judgement.' I am familiar that frequently we seem helpless to let judgement prevail when the guilty are rewarded and the innocent punished by policy. Sometimes, but less often by judgement as well. Not an easy job. Ultimately, I believe less policy will be the solution.

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Travel Tip

Speaking of humid countries, here's a tip on how to deal with sweat if you travel to one:

Drink as much water as you can stand, all day long.

Accept the fact that you are wet as soon as you arrive and do not try in your mind to make it any different. In fact, will that liquid to ooze out profusely and love it.

Otherwise, don't even go there.

The more you drink, the more you will sweat. The more you sweat, the purer and non-sticky your sweat will be. You will not stink. Your clothes will not yellow.

If you limit your water intake with the thought of reducing the sweating, you will be successful. You will also be successful in causing aches and fatigue, yellowing your clothes, making your skin sticky and stinky.

Exercise Anyway

I need to stress the importance of exercize for the sake of circulation, regardless of sugar level concerns, when using insulin. (Boy, sounding like a doctor!)

This is based on the feelings I have had in my feet and lower legs over the years, from which, the conclusion I reached:

Even if you ate the right amount of food and took the right amount of insulin, you need to get up, get out and move around a little to increase circulation in your legs (if you increase it adequately in your legs, that automatically increases it adequately every where else) so that you mix it up into the rest of your blood early on. You don't want hot spots, where the insulin is higher and possibly doing insulin damage, or cold spots, where your sugar is too high and doing that kind of damage.

As always, do all the things to minimize the amount of insulin you require and you will be far better off and live a lot longer - maybe never even have to lose a foot or an organ.

I try to do something to at least get winded and slightly exhausted asap after I eat, even if it only takes a minute.

This fits my lifestyle pretty well because I can do it without even really sweating - thanks to my personal physiology. If you sweat more than me, look at it this way: What's so bad about sweating? Shower every day, go out to work and play. I try never to allow the thought of wanting to stay fresh limit my physical activity, even if I am all dressed up and going somewhere formal. I try to always think of myself as a real, active person and that sweating is a normal condition and air conditioning is not.

I allow that if I was a profuse sweater, I would still feel the same. I have already proved my attitude, having happily worked two complete summers in a shirt and tie outside all day in the humidity capitol of the world (as far as I know). The only time of day that my entire soaked shirt was not dripping with sweat was just before I put it on after the futile exercise of toweling off after my bath in the morning.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

This is more a note to self.

I find I still (but not lately) think and worry toward the end of some meals, usually dinner, sometimes lunch, that if I don't eat a little more, it will not carry me through the evening or through some work I am about to do.

Supper tends to be bigger than the others. This has always been true.

It's like I don't quite believe my creed. It's like, don't eat more'n you need - except at supper.

And just the life-long habit of feasting and grazing drives it too, but it's that one little thought I caught myself thinking, "Better have a little more to carry me through." "How can I possibly make it till tomorrow on just this little appetizer - why, it's no larger than lunch!"

I got off of this over the last week or 2 and absolved the contradiction. Instead of enough at supper not carrying me through, obviously, as I teach and preach, it made me stronger and perkier without any hunger involved.

Years ago, when I first started eating just enough, not tons, I found I did pretty fine for a couple of weeks and then, as if I had not been eating enough, I would have a day when I felt I just needed to gorge and catch up. It always went that way. But I think that was due to novice not eating quite enough sometimes, also just plain being driven by the old habit from time to time. It is clear that long-time habits are very powerful, to the point of your body feeling like they are right.

There is a seeming paradox there. If my main message is to follow the appetite, what about when I feel powerfully driven to eat that french toast? Well, that's easy, especially if you read this entire blog and pay attention. When I say appetite, I do not mean urge. I do not mean habit. I do not mean stimulation from restaurant visuals, atmosphere and odors. I am only talking about the pure what and how much your body will tell you when un-fettered and not stimulated by artificial stimuli and bad habits.

The appetite can only function in a bland, natural environment - bland by most cultures' standards, but not bland to the user.

One example of a bad habit in my opinion is bread. Man has had this bad habit since before the Egyptians. Cook your grain, throw it in with your omelet, your soup, your salad, if you like, but sprout it first, and don't grind it up.

Monday, July 5, 2010

Great New Slogan


When I eat a little too much, it messes up my whole day. When I eat enough, I do 12 things in a day and when I eat a little too much, I do 2 things and spend all night staying up too late and trying to get myself together.

I have the sharpness and the energy to do 12 things in a day when I eat enough. If I eat a little more, I have the brains of a slug and the body of a 40 year old. When I eat enough, I have the body of an 18 year old.

When I say eat less, I mean both variety and amount. When I say eat enough, I mean both variety and amount.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Freeze your Millet?

I had a batch of organic millet that was moth-wormy from the start. The man from whom I bought it suggested freezing it but I was reluctant, fearing it would kill the millet so it would not sprout. I sifted the worms and webbing out 3 or 4 times before it got so bad, I went ahead and put it all into our meat freezer (much colder than normal freezer) for about a week.

Guess what, it still sprouts as good as ever!

Now, what about the eggs? We shall see.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Similar Reactions to SS I & II

When Social Security was first forced upon self-responsible Americans, they said, "Life's too short to get too balled up over this," and they found a way to pay its tax and also a way to stay independent without it in retirement, knowing they would be paying more into it than getting out later.

Social Security II (the new healthcare) is now being forced upon many unwilling citizens. Such self-responsible folk are now doing a very similar thing our parents did with SS I. We are looking for ways to get by in spite of the new tax that will be levied and at the same time scheming about how to avoid ever needing a doctor again.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Design Class

My writings may make immediate sense to you, or sound like the grown-up voices depicted in a Peanuts cartoon, depending on how you were raised.

If, the latter, I will say to you what the 2 architects told our design class after the first few days of listening to their "walk about" lecturing. Someone raised their hand and said they couldn't understand a word they had said thus far, and the entire class echoed the sentiment. The professors said not to worry, after listening to their language a couple of weeks, we would begin to get it. We did.

New Goal

It does no good to try to get off insulin shots. You have to let that be a by-product, a bonus. It is better to take that one little shot if you need it than to try to get by with your sugar a little high, or running yourself ragged exercising it off. Use what you need until you no longer need it.

That said, I have a new goal: No more shots of more than x units. I know what my personal x is. Yours may be different. x is that amount that we need, whereas 3x to 5x is the amount we take after splurging or just over-eating the slightest amount.

Even when 5x is adequate to control our sugar, the effects of over-eating and shooting excess insulin into our bodies are devastating and immediately debilitating. It is impossible to feel super (or in my opinion good at all) after over-eating, sugar level regardless. Diabetic regardless.

Based on the first paragraph, my goal is indirect. I am actually striving not to overeat or eat things not of value, so that x units or less or none are adequate.

It's actually not new. This is what I have been trying to shoot for since before I started this blog, but I am writing it down and reviving it. Somehow, when you don't get a lot of reminding, you tend to adjust your insulin dose to allow your environment to control your intake, rather than your true appetite.

Then again, my goal has actually been less specific: to be perfect. I never (or at least not lately) actually focused on limiting all shots to x units as a primary goal.

Thoughts on Winning

In every great undertaking there is inspiration and utter despondency. Both can immobilize. Inspired, overconfidence and inaction are prone. Despondency is almost certain immobilization.

Success is doing despondent, soberly acting when inspired.

Getting your healthy lifestyle together depends on what you do in those moments that you feel powerless or falsely secure.

At the end of the day and at the end of your life, happiness and peace will depend on whether you acted. What resulted from your actions will be secondary.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Wow, Priceless Gems for the Taking

Imagine how different your life will be if instead of bread and peanut butter for lunch, you eat sprouted barley and spelt, and yellow yeast. Tastes better, has at least 1000 times the nutrition and you feel good and fed after......

Hmmmm. Easy choice when you THINK about it.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Dental Students and their Families - Every Single Last One of Them

If an angel visited you from Heaven, would you complain after they were gone that they left and don't come back? Or don't visit often enough? Or would you be glad they came at all and find happiness in the memory and acquaintance that needs not fade?

And in case I didn't mention this...

How does an atheist explain self awareness? How can it die?

Statement on Science "versus" Religion Restated

Science is one limited yet valid method for discovering truth in the general quiver of methods. A fool separates science and religion; science fits in and is a part of the whole truth. Meanwhile, not all theories and all tenets we have with us are true. That is, there is a tendency to declare both as fact prematurely.

Stuff I Thought About Today

Nature includes physical and spiritual.

Both are governed by natural law.

For every natural law in the physical, economic or social world, there is a corresponding spiritual law. Many disciplines borrow terms from engineering and physical science to describe analogous phenomena they observe in business, sociology, economics, group psychology, etc. That is because the universe is organized and is organized according to universal principles. And truth is one. It transcends all worlds. It is absolute.

Whenever this is not apparent, it is only because of twisted interpretation.

I heard someone say a rainbow is white light divided into many beautiful colors and I pondered what that physical phenomenon could teach me about life and people.

I thought how foolish to learn all about the physical universe and then assume similar, if not analogous laws do not exist for the spiritual or moral universe.

You Must Repent

Satan has done a super job establishing the popular beliefs that:

Anyone who tries to overcome all their vices is just trying to think they are better than everybody else. They are uptight jerks.

Guilt is wrong and preaching is bad.

Of least concern is the value of remorse and repentance, self control and improvement, let alone a divine forgiveness of sins. Just pass the perk-o-dan, or whatever.

The truth of the matter is that the immediate concern of every human being is repentance, divine forgiveness of sins, and cutting out bad decisions and bad habits completely. Doesn't matter what you think or believe, it is true. Being true and having heard it, it will stay with you forever until you finally accept that it is.

The sooner you do, the sooner you will feel about 3 to 100 times better than you ever did before. But remember, you do not allow yourself a little sin. You always think and do as perfectly as you can, or you will not understand and you will not taste nor feel.

Stop Those Dirty Little Habits!

The key is to do your best rather than excuse your lesser performance.

I was plowing snow with my buddy when he asked me whether I felt I was better than people who did drugs n'at. I was completely surprised because I had forgotten that was the typical feeling people get when they are with someone they see doing something right when self is doing it wrong. It is the answer Satan often gives to us. I simply said no. It's not about being better than someone, it is about being happy and wanting them to be just as happy and they could if they would only listen. Here is the answer to my buddy's question that God gave:

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; bt that the world through him might be saved.

No sireee - I never think I'm better nor am I ever apologetic for wanting to do the smart thing. They don't realize they are being duped.

Live in the Moment

In our society, we enjoy being done with things; while we do them, we strain to jump into the future. We do not enjoy being where we are.

We try to will the green light not to turn. We will ourselves through the intersection before we are there.

We don't enjoy doing things, we enjoy being done with things.

If we can enjoy what we are doing now, most of our stress will vanish. Our eyesight, digestion and sense of humor will return to normal.

Saturday, May 15, 2010


Bonus Question: Is Hell exothermic (gives off heat) or endothermic (absorbs
heat)? Most of the students wrote proofs of their beliefs using Boyle's Law,
(gas cools off when it expands and heats up when it is compressed) or some
variant. One student, however, wrote the following:

"First, we need to know how the mass of Hell is changing in time. So we need
to know the rate that souls are moving into Hell and the rate they are
leaving. I think that we can safely assume that once a soul gets to Hell, it
will not leave. Therefore, no souls are leaving. As for how many souls are
entering Hell, lets look at the different religions that exist in the world
today. Some of these religions state that if you are not a member of their
religion, you will go to Hell.

Since there are more than one of these religions and since people do not
belong to more than one religion, we can project that all souls go to Hell.
With birth and death rates as they are, we can expect the number of souls in
Hell to increase exponentially. Now, we look at the rate of change of the
volume in Hell because Boyle's Law states that in order for the temperature
and pressure in Hell to stay the same, the volume of Hell has to expand as
souls are added.

This gives two possibilities:

1. If Hell is expanding at a slower rate than the rate at which souls enter
Hell, then the temperature and pressure in Hell will increase until all Hell
breaks loose.

2. Of course, if Hell is expanding at a rate faster than the increase of
souls in Hell, then the temperature and pressure will drop until Hell
freezes over.

So which is it?

Monday, May 3, 2010

Something or Other

Had ED for the last 6 years. Not any more.

What did I do for it? Just what you see on this blog. It's called eating well, eating Spartan.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Taco Frocellekt

Toast corn taco shells in oven.
Toast Laver Nori in oven.
Nori into shells.
Eat it hot.

Pickles and Water

Maybe I already did it is again. About the dumbest (President's speeches don't count) thing I ever heard was when my little nephew Kennith said, "Why do we still need water if we have banana bruises?"

You may think my question is just as dumb: Given that we have fresh slices of ginger, why are pickles still sold? How long will it be until sandwich shops and deli's catch onto this gold mine?

Millet Flouter

Cooked Light Red Kidney Beans
Steamed Millet
Yellow Yeast
Toasted Laver Seaweed (Raw, it chews a looong time. Toasted, becomes nutty in flavor, crunchy and melts in your mouth instantly)
Fresh (or not) ginger sliced (or shaken) in

Forgiveness of one's own sins is the greatest thing one could desire. Equivalent to that is the desire to return in good standing to our Heavenly Father. Anything that begins to overshadow these desires becomes idol worship. Ponder Alma 7:6.

Lentil Abravichet

Let your wife cook lentil soup. She'll put onions and carrots and who knows what all else. Then you toast Maine Coast Laver Sea Vegetable (American seaweed) and add that. Then you throw in as much or more steamed millet as you have soup. But here's the main ingredient: GRIND LOTS A BLACK PEPPER CORN IN.

And of course ginger is always an option, as are the various yeasts.

And it's nice to have cold raw milk on hand with this dish.

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Thicker Than Water

"Flesh and Blood" is a result, not the reason for strong bonds.

Monday, March 29, 2010

29 M 10

It's going really really great since my last post. Not overeating at meals and not overeating on any one thing during the meal, and keeping it darn close to ultra simple. I have pretty much been 92 the whole time and not needing shots, with very little exercise and zero deprivation.

So a few days is easy; we'll see how it is, long term.

Hah. Later tonight I sort a pigged but only took 7 units instead of 15 or whatever.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

So What Happened This Winter?

I don't know.

I went through about 3 vials of humalog. I cannot say anything about it but that I am going to try again next Winter to avoid conditions that cause me to require it.

Nuts probably have plenty to do with it. I'm a nut nut. I eat too many. They are usually too fancy for me in my condition.

Nothing New but Worth Plugging Again

I plowed snow with Rick. Rick said he was always hungry. He depended on Fast Food to satisfy and fuel, with an occasional shot of vitamin power liquid. He would have to stop regularly and get some more Fast Food. Sometimes, I did the same. It did about as good a job for me as it did Rick.

This blog is essentially about why Rick is always hungry. Madison Ave, the McDonalds, etc., have brainwashed the Americans into thinking they like certain commercially prepared "foods" that have precious little nutrition or proper pH balance. For example, cold cereal is packed with vitamins of highly questionable absorbability and effectiveness and are acid forming in the body - not a good idea for the main part of a meal. They are selling them as wholesome whole grains but ignore the fact that they are not sprouted and are therefore acid forming, with the exception of millet, which they do not use much.

Incidentally, while I was having my perfect day yesterday, guess what the rest of my family ate (another part of this blog is about how tough it is to eat in your chosen paradigm while those you live with choose another) for dinner?

Store-bought, white garlic toast.

Read The Whole Thing Recommended

I get comments and anxious warnings from folks who read part of my blog and who have a year or two or less experience with diabetes, be it first hand or second (e.g., "my grandpa had it").

This does not upset me or injure my pride but it points out the need to recommend that one read my entire blog and not just skim through to get the gist.

If you got the gist, you would know that:

-I've been at this for 14 years (again, not proud, just trying to enlighten) and I know all the diabetes foundation information, cautions, etc.

-Yes, I test my blood sugar

-Yes, it is extremely rare that my sugar goes above 120 without me being able to distinctively feel it and know about it - without testing

-When my sugar goes above 120-140 I totally feel like crap; I generally keep it below that

-I am not dieting, not hungry, not weak; I am a happy camper - especially when ultra and not using insulin

-It's not about controlling blood sugar level, but giving the body adequate nutrition exclusively to allow diabetes to regress, be it Type I or II.

Most people who've had it as long as me have given up tight control and are in trouble, so why be concerned about me, a guy who is under control and enjoying good health because of it? My doctor stated that he had 100's of diabetes patients and that I was the only one who did what he was supposed to. My friends who have it are a testament to this. Again, am I boasting? No, because I do not look down on them. I KNOW HOW TOUGH IT IS. IT TOOK ME YEARS BUT AS TIME GOES ON, IT GETS EASIER FOR ME. I am not boasting, I am sending out a message. A wake-up call.

Similar to the way mainstream medical literature 20 years ago stated cartilage in humans could not regenerate, but now the same states that it can, mainstream medical thought today is that there is no cure as yet for Type I diabetes - only because mainstream medical data comes from us the people and virtually none of us have tried getting totally away from the American food scam.

It's hard for virtually all of us to think about eating for any extended length of time the way I prescribe here. It's unthinkable. But weigh that thought against the cancer, arthritis and diabetes epidemic (explosion) in this country occurring today, and then some of you will begin to see that thinking about it may be the right thing.

If you don't know what explosion I'm talking about, here's some light on it: Up until 16 years ago, I knew no one personally who had any kind of diabetes. Now it seems like everyone is getting it. I cannot count the people I know personally with it. I run into them everywhere, and they are getting it at a younger age as time goes on. Yet no one seems concerned. Are they afraid to acknowledge there is something very wrong and an explosion is happening because it means they will have to consider eating like me? Or even a little more like me?

When you do think about it, ask this: "Do I want to give up all the familiar favorites and habits for something different yet more enjoyable and on top of that, feel super all the time until I die?" You may answer yes, but then the trick and the kicker is to be able to remember WHY when those you spend time with are sitting there eating one of your old favorites. You don't always have it all clear in your mind, and those old imprinted impulses are powerful when triggered. So you try and fail, try and fail, until you begin to get the hang of it through repetition - enough that you begin to realize and remember even during the impulses the worth over the cost of feeling super.

2 big keys to feeling super: 1-nutrify 2-don't overeat - ever.

And as this blog started out to explain, the simpler the food, the easier 1 & 2 are to do.

25 M 10

Today's perfect breakfast was sprouted spelt and barley, and celery - both organic.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010


..for breakfast I had wheat grass.

For brunch, a little carrot/wheatgrass juice and sunflower seeds.

For lunch, cold roast beef and raw asparagus.

For supper, sprouted spelt and barley, collards, cheese (not raw, unfortunately, but good anyway), a little milk, cooked beans and salsa and raw sprouted millet.

All raw unless otherwise specified. Finished eating at 8:00. No insulin today. Nor hunger.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010


I restarted not too many posts back, but have been eating rather poorly since. I have been using a lot of insulin (compared to 0-2 units) - about 30 units per day, roughly. That is, right up until the night before last. It just got to the point where I couldn't even tell whether I was high or low and my insides and feet were feeling fried and with a bit of neuropathy and rash thrown in. So I went ultra on my diet again. Felt better right away and have used less than 6 units per day.

So for the last two days, I have been mainly eating sprouted spelt/barley, sunflower seeds, beef, celery, asparagus, carrot, rutebaga and cooked beans with raw sprouted millet.

I also had some eggs, mushrooms, onions, cheese, peanut butter, cream, milk.

A carrot and sunflower seed power breakfast is good.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Juice Tip

For years I have known about watering down the orange juice to make it more crisp, mild and refreshing, but it never occurred to me to improve other juices this way until last night. We bought some of the more expensive juice - in the bottle - and since it was too powerful and too much at once for me, I diluted it with about 4 and then 9 parts water, and wow, suddenly it was more like a drink and less like syrup! It was cran-grape, by the way.

Then I realized the carbonated drinks generally have about the same watered-down fruit wonder!

Just think how this lowers the cost, sugar and carb per glass! Excellent for diabetics and for kids that you want to preserve from diabetes!

And less anti-oxidents and vitamins per glass too, but who cares? The sugar-punch a kid gets from fruit juice is unnatural; he's better off getting the rest of what he needs from milder sources.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Chicken or the Egg

My answer to which came first is I don't know.

This epitomizes my attitude about such things. Some folks cannot believe the Bible's main message if the entire Bible is in their eyes flawless (flawless according to their own criteria), so they force themselves to believe that everything must be explained and that (for example) there is no way we came from apes. They end up just the same as the clergy who embarrassed themselves by proclaiming the earth was flat and by persecuting Galileo and his ilk.

Why not just be honest with yourself and be content with what you do know? Why try to prove anything else? It is because men try to know and be more than they do and are that there is more than one Christian church in the world today.

In regard to evolution, science, creation, doctrine, I am content that whatever happened and however it took place did so, no matter what I think. Therefore, why worry or even wonder? I talk to God; He talks to me. I know that much so it makes no difference to me how I came to be. I also know that God wills organized religion - as long as it was organized by Him, and that there are necessary ordinances and oblations administered formally through His priesthood to gaining His presence again. I know this because He talks to me. He talks to anyone who is not afraid to seek Him where He is.

The Bible's main message? Repent, for Christ lives, having died for us. Repent and live forever. It's all through the Old Testament as well as the New.

Stuff That Irritates Me

Normally when I push snow, I am driving a huge 2003 Ford F250 with no frills and, for a 2003, no nonsense.


It's up high, has big tires and nothing stops it. It literally pushes snow - piles of it.

The cab is clean and relatively free of gadgetry for a contemporary vehicle.

Today, I traded with Kenny, who normally drives a newer GMC. It has 4 doors, power everything, is low to the ground, is only 1/2 ton, is basically an El Camino in truck form. It has those new big flashy turn signals in the rear view mirrors. It has On-Star. It automatically locks the doors after you drive 20 feet. I was escorting Matt who was driving the Bobcat on public streets (top speed 4 mph). I had my flashers on, and since I was driving so slow with my flashers on (one can only presume), On-Star called me up and we were busy pushing buttons to make it go away. Finally, it did. I drove off and on for 11 hours today, and since I didn't know where the power buttons to adjust the seat were, I just suffered through with aching back and awkward handling of the controls. I did find the one that blows up the seat cushion though. That did not help.

A whole bunch of crap from the computer kept spewing across a window on the dash. I didn't bother to read any of it, but it inspired me to say, "I don't want to drive around in a computer; they are fine if you leave them on the desktop." I don't need the blue screen of death (nor a window I cannot open or shut because the wiring went bad) where speed and my body are concerned.

Nor do I need ABS, auto, this, that, crap, and least of all do I need electronic beeping and chiming.

I am very grateful for the GMC and the chance to share the experience. It served me well today, and I found driving it very irritating.

Can we get rid of all the useless electronic beeps? Let's start with microwave ovens and big trucks backing up, and work from there.

Friday, February 5, 2010


It is time for a revival because I have generally slipped into old habits, using more insulin, eating big or long meals and so forth.

My goals now are to train my body never to eat large or long and to keep my sugar from EVER spiking at all.

My focus is not to become insulin shot free.

Not eating after 6:00 or 8:00 pm had gone out the window because of my 24/7 on-call employment, but that should be ending soon.

I also told my wife not to buy me any more peanuts.

I got some good produce the other day and have begun again to eat my salads, vegetable sandwiches, seeds, yeasts, rutebagas and beets.

My motivation as always is, I want to feel great, not like crap. Also, I'd like to be a healthy old coot.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Nihonteki Bento Shokuji

soba noodles - fried tofu - carrot slivers - celery - scallions - fresh ginger - red bell pepper - shiitake mushrooms - tamari - sesame oil (don't overdo it) - sesame seeds - cilantro - garlic

can add millet and barley

can eat two large collard leaves on the side if they are big and succulent and green, green, green

Friday, January 29, 2010

Scott for President

I'm running for President sometime, here's my platform:

-Pro Environment and Conservation (tax credits or perks of some sort for not cranking up your A/C to get 54 degrees F in the Summer time)

-Anti Murder

-Limits on the Ability to Sue, perhaps similar to how they control it accross the Pond

-Make GMO foods and agriculture policy hot issues

-Admit Social Security was a socialistic mistake and phase it out (If you're over 40, take your choice whether to claim benefits, if 40 or under, you have none - or something like that, and eliminate the social security tax immediately)

-Campaign to avoid social, mandatory medical insurance, and keep government the heck out of it We can fight our own medical insurance battles, thank you very much indeed Campaign and thus hopefully avoid another social security type fiasco of mandatory We'll Take Care of You - "Oh, Sure!" MAXIMIZE FREEDOM

-Explore ways to turn welfare over to a local level and even one in which the government is not involved at all

-Conduct an extremely non-media-biased-nor-partisan referendum to find out whether the people Really Don't Want a Flat Income Tax

-Appoint a Justice or two that can overturn Clarence Thomas' conflict-of-interest driven decision that Monsanto & Co Own Earth and Nature.

Monsanto Corp.

Never mind arguing the atrocities they committed in the name of legality, forsaking ethics. Never mind debating their right to step on honest people to "protect their patent."

Never mind that you cannot save your own seeds that have been contaminated by their unwanted yet protected intellectual property.

The original point here is, who gave them the right to change the DNA of our food, to change our planet without even asking???????

I always wondered why this was not an issue during the George W. administration. Then I watched the documentary, FOOD, INC. According to the film, appointed cheeses in the FDA and so forth were former Monsanto executives.

Note that while the prevalent claim is that genetically modified soy beans do not harm us, I regularly ate non-organic run-of-the-mill tofu and roasted beans and soy mayonnaise for years, right up through the contamination and take-over of GMO soy. When the take-over occurred, I suddenly found myself breaking out in hives that wouldn't quit until I switched to organic, non-GMO food. Call it anecdotal.

What gives them the right?

Use it now, worry later - that's always been the American way. It was that way with killing the buffalo, nuclear testing, x-ray machines in the corner drug stores, and everything in between.

So now let's make it an issue. Go watch the film and see who to boycott.


Managers of engineers are forever vigilant to prevent engineers from spending too much time on "science projects" in which more analysis and more than adequate tools are used than the need justifies. Problem is, they only have themselves to check themselves and they are men (though a different sort, many times) like their engineers. The result is, they go berserk with more tools and analysis than the problem justifies.

In some offices, engineers are spending all their time assessing and documenting their own poor performance on the job they didn't do because they were busy assessing and documenting their poor performance. When not assessing and documenting, they are documenting and seeking signatures of approval of a plan for their project that they cannot start on until all signatures are obtained. They are compelled to do it by management, who claim to believe it should make the project go faster and seamlessly, while any idiot knows that true inspiration for what to do comes only after one gets started. So the planning intended to prevent screw-ups takes longer to accomplish than the project (including screw-ups) itself. This mostly occurs when there are more managers than are needed, so they institute programs that can show on paper that they accomplished something. Otherwise, they get demoted. So inefficiency grows and professionals spend more and more time at the office. Can you say "Six-Sigma"?

Like a powerful finite element program, Six-Sigma has its place but can be overkill. Managers have been "playing around" with their tools too much in some offices and at the same time admonishing their engineers to "just make it bigger - never mind all those equations."

The reason engineers tend to overkill is that it is fun to get fancy and use the knowledge that they worked so hard to obtain. Managers are no different. Of course, not all engineers nor all managers are like that. But there are enough who are to make a problem in management where there is no one to rein them in. Normally, the Customer serves as the management check, but things are not always normal, especially when the Customer is the government, or indirectly, the taxpayer.


One popular self-image in America is that of World Protector. "Our role in the world is to sacrifice the lives of our young men to defend all from tyranny in the world." Some seem to relish that role, even when their own sons have not been lost. I see the moral sense in it, but find it ironic that while we "freed the Iraqis," the French, etc., and passionately decry Hitler to this day, we put on blinders to the atrocities in North Korea that exceed those committed by Hitler & Co. We are no different than Hitler's German general public that "didn't seem to know what was going on with the Jews."

There is a reason for this, I'm sure. I don't know what it is, so I don't know whether it is a good reason. Anyway, there it is. You don't need to know the reason to see the irony.


Do I need to go into detail on how many Americans these days think black is white and other times it is black and if the compass says your train is traveling West it is actually traveling East when it comes to Freedom of Speech and Freedom of Religion? If so, I'll edit this as time goes on.