Digestable #18: Keto on the Trail, 3 Recommended Newsletters, Flight of the Conchords, Finite and Infinite Games

Hi everyone,

Welcome to another edition of Digestable, the short, weekly email where I share information, ideas, and what’s new with me. This edition was emailed to subscribers on May 24th, 2021.

Here’s what I’ve got for you this week:

  • Keto on the Trail: This list of food and recipe ideas for hiking, backpacking, or camping is a sweet (but not actually sweet) resource if you are on a low-carb, ketogenic, paleo or primal diet. Or maybe you are like my wife, Amanda, and get shaky & jittery with carb-heavy foods. Typical “trail foods” are high carb and it is tricky to come up with an alternative plan to fuel your outdoor adventures. The linked post was compiled by Lindsay Taylor, PhD for Mark Sisson’s, Marks Daily Apple. It includes shopping lists, how much food you’ll need, meal prep tips, and meal ideas.
  • 3 Newsletters I Enjoy: Keep your inbox full of quality news and you won’t have time to waste on social media. Here are a few I have been receiving for years and would recommend:
    • Ask Ariely: Dan Ariely translates behavioral economics into plain language. He specializes in understanding all the crazy ways that humans are completely irrational . . . and what to do about that. Ask Ariely is a weekly advice column in the Wall Street Journal that you can have delivered via email. One of my favorite books of Dan’s is Dollars and Sense: How We Misthink Money and How to Spend Smarter. My whole family giggled along to this humorous audiobook on a long road trip one summer.
    • The Negotiation Edgethis newsletter is from the folks who brought us Never Split the Difference, the negotiation manual comprised of insights from a career in hostage negotiation. I subscribe to this newsletter to be continually reminded how to implement all the great concepts covered in the book. Don’t be put-off by any negative connotations around the term, “negotiation”. This type of negotiation isn’t about getting what you want at the expense of someone else, it is how to communication in a way that helps others understand your position, while also fully uncovering the merits of their position.
    • The 3-2-1 Thursday Newsletter: “the most wisdom per word of any newsletter on the web” is the mission statement of 3-2-1 Thursday. This is a short, weekly digest from James Clear, author of the wonderful book on habit formation: Atomic Habits: Tiny Changes, Remarkable Results.
  • Flight of the Conchords – Feel Inside (and stuff like that): I can’t believe this Flight of the Conchords video is 8 years old and I haven’t seen it before. When you need a laugh, watch this 9 minute clip where Bret & Jemaine hilariously interview a number of children, then turn their responses into a brilliant (and embarrassingly catchy) pop song.
  • Quote I’m Pondering: “You can do what you do seriously, because you must do it, because you must survive to be end, and you are afraid of dying and other consequences. OR, you can do everything you do playfully, always knowing you have a choice, having no need to survive the way you are, allowing every element of the play to transform you, taking pleasure in every surprise you meet.” – James P. Carse (died September 25th, 2020) in Finite and Infinite Games

Thanks for reading. If you know someone who would like to receive these types of updates I’d appreciate it if you shared it. Should you come across anything noteworthy this week please send it my way!

Yours truly,

P.S. My 14-year old son, Salem, broke his ankle skateboarding this week 😦 Let me know if you have any suggestions for shows, books, or games!

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