Vegan Seitan Stew, 4 minutes prep time (video)

on March 4, 2021 in Fitness, Tips, Visualization

I saw a post on Reddit’s community on vegan fitness that talked about making seitan with a prep time of 90 minutes. I responded 90 minutes sounds insane. I make mine with a prep time of about two minutes. Add water and soy sauce to wheat gluten, mix with spoon then with hands, cut into pieces. Then put in pressure cooker with stew for a few minutes cooking time. Maybe[…] Keep reading →

443: Nobody understands what’s so bad with climate change

on March 3, 2021 in Podcast

Here are my notes I read from for this episode It hit me recently that nearly nobody knows what’s so bad about climate change. I’ve started asking people and nobody knows. Actually, of the dozens I’ve asked, one knew, though it took prompting for her to say it. Everyone gets sea level rise, biodiversity, loss of coral reefs. I’ll grant we have to move cities. But I’ll respond that after[…] Keep reading →

What Genesis Meant

on March 3, 2021 in Humor

I’m continually trying to understand different people’s views on population. I see people agreeing on its importance regarding sustainability and even existence, but disagreeing on how to view it or respond to it. The other day I posted Our environment is getting biblical about how we’re causing fire and brimstone to rain down from the skies and other situations like in the Bible. I thought about another biblical passage. When[…] Keep reading →

Our environment is getting biblical

on March 1, 2021 in Humor, Nature

You’ve heard of fire and brimstone. The Bible refers to them plenty. Here’s a typical passage, from Luke: But the same day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them all. Do you know what brimstone is? Sulfur. Do you know what makes acid rain? Sulfur! What did the ozone hole do if not let in fire? We’re seeing fire and brimstone[…] Keep reading →

Marathon Number Eight

on February 28, 2021 in Fitness

I woke up, ate a light breakfast, oiled the chain, set the machine for intervals of just over 1/8th a marathon, and rowed. About three and a half hours later I finished my second rowing marathon. My results: I rowed my first rowing marathon two years ago. Someone pointed out my rest periods then of 2 minutes were too long (I forget the reason, something about the body switching modes).[…] Keep reading →

442: Jonathan Hardesty, part 1: The Journey from Absolute Rookie to Mastery

on February 27, 2021 in Art, Podcast

Longtime listeners and readers of my books and podcast know I draw the analogy to learning and mastering a skill to learning to play piano or a sport. You start by playing scales or practicing groundstrokes. Likewise with leadership or taking initiative, acting entrepreneurially, both performance arts you can master. Also acting in stewardship. People don’t get that learning to cook without producing tons of garbage took training from when[…] Keep reading →

“Do black men have a harder struggle in life than most? Are white men privileged?” see me on a Magamedia panel

on February 26, 2021 in Nonjudgment

Readers have given me positive feedback on my appearance on the politically conservative, Trump-supporting media outlet Magamedia. I value interacting with people with diverse views. The other day, I participated in a panel there prompted by a Congressional candidate from California facing criticism for posting an artwork representing the experience of black men. We examined the situation from a range of perspectives. I’d love your thoughts, whether you agree with[…] Keep reading →

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