Rucking benefits

I have always had more interest in rucking than running. Rucking is a form of exercise that involves carrying a weighted backpack; maybe it’s the ten years I spent in the US Infantry that drew me to it. Either way, it has many benefits; here are some that make it a worthwhile fitness …

Back and forth with blogs ...

I keep going back and forth trying to figure out what to do here on Hey! World. The idea of it is so very cool and handy. At the same time I have like 3 places I can blog from. My Standard Notes account with Listed, my Micro.Blog, and Hey World! Two of them come with services I already pay for which …

The shootings won't stop...

I am personally not a fan of guns. But I don’t think mass shootings will stop if firearms are outlawed. You can ask anyone who smoked weed the past few decades while it was illegal; it is/was pretty easy to get. We need to address this at its root cause. It’s a collapse of the family, …

How I'm eating in 2023

Anyone who knows me understands I have been on almost every diet and used a gazillion supplement combinations for every fad. Be it Paleo, Keto, Vegan, Vegetarian, Carnivore, and maybe some others. So far, in 2023, I am almost strictly a carnivore. My diet mainly consists of meat from ruminants such …

Bought the last razor I will ever need, hopefully.

In my quest to use less plastic and try to buy one item that lasts forever, I got myself a new razor instead of buying more plastic cartridge refills. I purchased the Leaf Twig single-blade razor. The Twig is a metal body razor that takes standard safety blades. It has a twist open with a little …

Watched "What's a Woman?"

Watched the documentary “What’s a Woman?” last night. I must say I very much agree mostly. I can go with affirming gender even though I do not agree fully with the whole pronoun thing. But hormone blockers and surgeries must stop until there are more long-term studies on their …

Twitter did what? Who cares!

Am I wrong to think Twitter shadow-banning different accounts is no big deal? It’s Twitter; if you are relying on it for any information, you’re doing it wrong in the first place. If anything, it, at the most, should only be for getting ideas and researching the stuff on your own outside …

Adventure local

Many days, especially recently, I imagined I would go on grand adventures again someday. I have quite a few under my belt already. A little bit of me misses the excitement of exploring new places and pushing myself in new environments. But to be honest I'm just as happy watching others do these …

Wannabe Farmer

I've been thinking a lot about food, where it comes from, and starting a farm. Mind you, I'm not saying start a farm today, but in a few years, I think. There is so much I need to learn, not to mention just determining if it is something I truly could undertake. So far, the basis is simple: raising …

How many shoes does a guy need?

As a grown man, I find myself wondering how many pairs of shoes does one actually need? This has really puzzled me for some time as I think less is better for sure. I don’t think I could officially get by with one pair. I currently basically get by with two now, but I don’t think …

Finished reading Two Meals a Day - By Mark Sisson

Two Meals a Day by Mark Sisson 📚 I just finished this guy. I’ve read all of Mark Sisson’s books on health and diet. Well, those are the only kind of books he writes, actually. I have followed the Paleo/Primal lifestyle for some time and do not intend to lecture anyone on their approach …

Knowing no color

On April fourth, two thousand and four I found myself bleeding and in shock, waiting for an evac on the dirt. Surrounded by family. It is a day I will always remember, not to sound too cliché. The circumstances of how I got there are a whole different story, told better by others. But I lay there …

the Biggest little Farm - The Return ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

I just watched the Biggest little Farm - The Return with my daughter. We really loved the original documentary. This was a shorter little update at the ten-year mark of the farm. It appears they were using it as a point of hope to the greater world to show what could be done in a decade. It almost …

Let's error on just in case.

I’ve been focused on the climate a lot lately. As a bystander looking at the news around the world, I could almost positively tell you the loonies are right, and the end is near! Might I add it’s knocking on our door as I type this. It is very easy to just throw your hands up and say …

Getting rid of plastics

I fall into periods where I am a little more earthy than usual. At these times, I try to do the right thing, find ways I can do things differently and tend to annoy the hell out of my family. I’m in one of these periods now, and they seem to last longer and longer. This current period has me …

Items to never replace

Still on my ecological kick. Today I am thinking of one-time purchase items. Those things that you find the very best and hopefully never have to replace again. I love the idea of having an item for so long that it becomes part of your children’s memories. “I’ve never seen dad …

On food

I have been on many diets or more or less lifestyle diets throughout the years. I’ve done Paleo, Keto, Whole 30, Carnivore, Plant-Based, and probably a few in between. A majority of them were low-carb until I got to a plant-based diet. And note I have no nutrition degree nor any …

Journaling woes

I have played with journaling on and off of for years. I’ve done both on-line and on paper. Paper is actually now the goto method, I gave up on keeping on on-line journal, unless you count this blog. So it is now November and it’s almost time to start a new journal. This year I started …

A history of a reader and wanna be writer.

As long as I can remember, I wanted to be a writer. When I was young, I read books voraciously. I would become interested in an author and read everything they had as fast as possible. But, of course, being young helped; I had zero responsibility and all the time in the world, it seemed. I’m …

50 Laps

So today is my fiftieth lap around the sun; some people say it’s a big thing. I’m not too sure about that, but I guess I’m happy I survived this long. In the time I have lived, I have had a few close calls; let me list them. 4-12 years old, I cracked my head open at least a half …

Quitting Tech

I’ve been using computers since I was around ten, some 40 years ago. I’ve used Linux, Windows, macOS, and a few oddball operating systems. I’ve invested quite a bit in learning and gear. But I am now happy to say I am putting tech on a useful tool basis only. I’m thinking of …

I finished watching “The Biggest Little Farm”. What an inspirational documentary. If half of the people did things their way, I believe many of the environmental issues we face today would be much less. I sometimes wonder if I have the fortitude to take on such an endeavor; even if I …

Back at Hey!

I switch email services more than I change my underwear, it seems. I never can really make up my mind. I am always drawn to Hey; I think it’s the best service available, but the price is what always keeps me away. But this post by DHH sort of made me want to join the revolution. So, screw it! …

The T-shirt

Back in 1993 or so, I had this t-shirt. I really loved the thing, it was my favorite. At the time, I was a bonified tree hugger. I had read the entire litany of Edward Abbey’s works, joined Earth First, and was an active member of the earth club at my local community college. The shirt itself …

Continuing on with Paper

I’m thinking of falling back to pen and paper again for most things other than this blog, or whatever you want to call it, microblog, maybe. But I really haven’t picked up on digital journaling; though I think it’s a wonderful idea, I rarely have the patience to let my thumbs do …