How I Lost Almost 30 Pounds Without Going to the Gym

People who haven’t seen me a while often ask if I’ve lost some weight. Known for such phrases “I can’t stop eating!” while in college, I can say that the answer is a resounding yes! Since about 2009, I’ve managed to lose almost 30 pounds, going from about 183 (which my doctor at the time told . . . → Read More: How I Lost Almost 30 Pounds Without Going to the Gym

If You Like Food, You Must Read This Book

Over the last few months, there have been a number of books have been extremely influential in how the Kuos think, eat, and live. If you want to get a little deeper into the why and how of some the different things that Marcia and I post, here’s a relatively short read (just finished it yesterday . . . → Read More: If You Like Food, You Must Read This Book

Ethanol – A Mythical Green Energy Source?

This excerpt from an article posted on Wharton’s Law and Public Policy section, “An Earful on Ethanol: Rising Food Prices, Inefficient Production and Other Problems”, captures a lot of my thoughts on the problems with ethanol (boldface added):

Food crops such as grains “are terrible sources of raw material for biofuels,” says Karl Ulrich, a Wharton professor . . . → Read More: Ethanol – A Mythical Green Energy Source?

Dirt and Spirituality

Transplanting wheat seedlings at dawn

Our family has really dived in to our backyard urban mini-farm – we’ve been spending many hours prepping the land, hunched over Excel spreadsheets, and getting up many days in a row at dawn to plant seedlings before the kids get up. One of the key parts of sustainable agriculture is . . . → Read More: Dirt and Spirituality

Friday’s Flip Book (3/11/11): Some Cool Free Stuff and Pray for Japan

Here’s some free stuff for the week:

Gray Matter, a book chronicling Dr. David Levy’s experience in praying for patients before surgery. One day I’ll read it, but it’s only free this month.
A short booklet by Sam Storms entitled The Restoration of All Things, talking about some tough topics. Part of a series published by The Gospel . . . → Read More: Friday’s Flip Book (3/11/11): Some Cool Free Stuff and Pray for Japan