So I was in Swerve last Friday – a full-page photo thanks to the exceptionally wonderful and talented Bryce Meyer, who came and hung out and talked about Nepal and new parenthood and 80s music and skateboarding when you’re old enough to be the dad of most kids at the skate park – and there really is no way to bring it up here without coming across as HEY, CHECK ME OUT! I’M IN A MAGAZINE! Which I really don’t mean to do. But the bottom line is I’ve been getting a ton of feedback on it – about half my traffic callers yesterday and today actually had no traffic complaints and really called to tell me they loved my story (which of course I love to hear – I was a total wreck last weekend trying to write this in chunks, playing literary ping pong with the editor, and work on the Blog Aid book at the same time, and when it came out in print and was distributed throughout the city in every issue of the Herald as well as assorted coffee shops and other places where people grab reading materials it was a little like the time some kid stole my underwear in the locker room and ran through the school with it). And so I thought you might like to see it.
So here it is (although it looks like it was renamed Results May Vary – *Results Not Typical is, of course, the disclaimer attached to the bottom of virtually any diet program-based weight loss success story with an asterisk.) Have a read, if you’re so inclined. (Warning: it doesn’t include any recipes. Wait, yes it does… there’s a recipe for roasted salmon over apple slaw that’s really part of another health-related piece – the story should end with: As the late, great, food writer Laurie Colwin once wrote, “It is not just the Great Works of mankind that make a culture. It’s the daily things, like what people eat and how they serve it.”) So true, don’t you think?