Interview with John Durant

Originally posted at The Primal Challenge blog. Enjoy!

I had the great fortune of being able to listen to a lecture by professional caveman John Durant at Hillsdale College last night. I also got to hang out and chat with him for the evening and he graciously agreed to do an interview for The Primal Challenge! Click on the link below to listen to the interview.

Interview with John Durant (approximately 13 minutes in length)

Topics: The gourmet hot dog party that started it all, the role of community in keeping you with your new identity, advice for people who want to start blogging or doing something in health, why so many libertarians are attracted to paleo, and advice for people just starting out with paleo.

For those of you who don’t know him, John is a barefoot runner who started the NYC Barefoot Run,  a health entrepreneur, and a libertarian who runs a popular blog on the paleo lifestyle,

I had a great time chatting with him and learning from him. Thanks, John!

Here is a photo of John at the Hillsdale Lecture:


A few photos from Hillsdale College’s CCA III: The New Deal, which went from Jan. 31- Feb. 3.

Amity Shlaes:

Bradley C.S. Watson:

Dr. Burt Folsom, giving one of FDR’s famous gestures of dissatisfaction (ironically to FDR’s New Deal policies):

Professor Knecht

Click on the photo to view it at a larger size.

I took this photo for today’s Collegian. This is one of Hillsdale’s art professors, Sam Knecht, “painting a large-scale scene of the Founding Fathers signing the American Constitution. The painting is part of the September opening of the Allan P. Kirby, Jr. Center for Constitutional Studies and Citizenship.” Read the article.

Day 318 – Charger Volleyball

Today was a big day for Hillsdale sports!
The football team won 27-24 against Minnesota State in OT at their first ever D2 playoff appearance.
Then, the volleyball team won their GLIAC playoff match against Ashland! They go to the championship tomorrow!

Here are a few shots from the volleyball game. (I was not at the football game, as it was in Minnesota.) Click on the photos to enlarge them.

Day 287 – Football Alumni Game

I am on my way to Chicago on Thursday. I am excited!

Besides lots of sight-seeing, photographing, and eating, I plan to update my photography portfolio here on my site while I am there. I have not updated it in a year, and my skills have improved in that time. I have a lot of photos to take out, and a lot of photos to add. I will post it when I get it finished.

Here are some photos from the alumni football game last weekend. All previous Hillsdale football players were allowed to participate in the event. Guys ranging from their mid-20s to mid-50s showed up to play.

Day 286 – More Charger Swimming

All three pre-fall break exams are finished! Now I have to put the finishing touches on my Austrian Economics paper on the notion of cost and its use in economic regulation, and I will be on my way to visit Ryan in Chicago!

Now, for the regularly scheduled program:

4 photos from the Charger Blue & White meet last Saturday: