I guess I had good company (the election results were a surprise for many people!). But I take little solace in the idea that I have a lot of company! After all, I pride myself as a radical 'out of the box' thinker, and to find myself just as wrong as many other people bugs me a little. Why didn't I see this coming when others didn't? What kind of prophet, futurist, visionary am I, if my prediction was no better than the common one?
Ok, enough of my personal lament! Let's get down to business.
First of all, I have been much more active in posting to the Topic Blog on my Message Rain site. I really went to town, the day after the election (around 3 AM, as soon as I got news of the election results!) by writing up a storm. I posted frequently in the weeks that followed.
Second, I posted there a lot because I'm about to come out with a book. It's a memoir and reflections on gender identity, and that's the site I'm using to publicize it. But now that the book is written and I'm in the editing phase, I'm starting to think more about health, the main topic of this web site. I'm also planning to integrate these two sites more closely in the near future, although I'm not quite sure exactly how a the moment.
My motivation is this: I have a pretty good sense, based on some symptoms, that I would do well to change certain factors of my diet and lifestyle to improve my health and stay away from the doctor's office. My mother is 96, eats tons of vitamins and supplements and swims 1/2 a mile at the Y at least twice a week. In contrast, I sit too much and take a minimum of vitamins and minerals. I eat a lot of carbs & dairy and my A1C came in at 5.9, which they consider 'borderline' - or 'pre diabetes.' That means my blood sugar was elevated over normal for the last 3 months, on average. My armpits have started to really stink for the first time in my life. Something is going on and I'm starting to think I have to make some major changes. I think the bicycle is the ticket for me. I bought a new one last fall and I'm going to hop in and ride about a bit more starting around now.
Meanwhile, I'm starting to learn of more progress in understanding soil health, which leads to better food nutrients, which leads to better human health. Hmmmm....
So, stay tuned.