I ate sugar by choice, do I really have to start over?

I got asked the other day if I am doing a Whole30 (or 21 Day Sugar Detox (21DSD)) do I really need to care about the amount of sugar in things like condiments that I only use sparingly? The answer is yes*. When you make the choice to jump into something like Whole30, you […]

PaleoHacks: Tips for the busy & frantic

I’ve been around the Paleosphere for a while now, going on 5 years or so. In that time I’ve had the good fortune to meet, help, and be helped by a lot of people. But the one thing that continues to pop up with every person trying to tackle this lifestyle is, “How on earth […]

Happy Birthday To Me!

Today is my birthday! No, not that birthday, it’s my Paleo (or Pauleo™) birthday and I’m two! I’ve got this walking thing down! In all seriousness, two years ago today I completed a Whole30 which changed my life. Little did I realize when I went down this path that it would become one that I […]

Go Pauleo™ *

Watch out! Curves Ahead!


In my spare time, which arguably has been very limited lately (family, work, travel, volunteering, volunteering…) I have been reading about people who have lost their enamor with the Paleo approach/lifestyle. Almost without fail the reason people lose their way is because of their obsessive relationship with the […]

The Travelin’ Paleo Man

Being gluten-free by necessity makes dining out an outright challenge. If you aren’t gluten-free, ask for a gluten-free menu sometime. All those foods that LOOK gluten-free on the menu, really aren’t sadly enough. Thankfully the paleo, gluten-free trends are making it easier for folks like me as most places are increasing their selections but […]

Incrementalism: The Art of Methodical Change

Change is hard, confusing, scary…

For some people change is HARD. It takes me a really long time to implement change. I need to think about it for days, weeks, sometimes months before I figure out how that change fits into my daily routine. For example, I want to start running again. I used […]

285 Days Makes a Habit

Was just ruminating (I do that from time to time) about the journey my life has taken this year. It was 285 days or 24,624,000 seconds ago that I started Day 1 of a Whole30 challenge. The challenge was my own but it was spurred on by diagnosis of painful arthritis and […]

Automate Your Life

When we last met, essentially we discussed how to begin living the Paleo lifestyle. Evolving it from a strict engineering process into an art form in “The Art, Science, and Engineering of Lifestyle”. This time we’ll discuss how to automate your life for scalability.

Scalability simply means you want some […]

The Art, Science, and Engineering of Lifestyle

Art, science, and engineering combined to create beauty .

As a software engineer, system & network administrator, and general computer scientist there are a few things I’ve picked up over my career:

Anything with “science” is usually more art than science

Plagiarism is where ALL the experts start

Everything must […]

What is Paleo?

Do people on a Paleo Diet really eat only that which was available to cavemen ?

“Show me a wooly mammoth, and I’ll adopt the Paleo diet!”

These are things I’ve heard from people when discussing my dietary habits. Which, really, is nothing more than a minimally-processed, whole foods approach to […]