John Durant, MovNat, interviews and book update.
Hey everyone, sorry for the lack of posts. I’m earlobe deep in book editing and not very damn good at multi-tasking. We are making good progress, the feedback from the book big-wigs is very positive with the exception they hated our initial attempts at a cover. Looks like it will be sweet and simple, not much paleo imagery. I guess we will save that for the new website. Sorry also for this grab-bag post, normally I’d like to make each of these topics a separate piece, but that’s just not going to happen.
Not only were the Hoboken/Broklyn PSS seminars awesome, I also got to meet John Durant. You might remember John from this NY Times piece on the Paleo concept in NY. If you ever get a chance to ask John how the style piece came about it’s awesome! This initial piece led to John going on Colbert which lead to Paleo Vs. Vegan shenanigans. VEGAN=EPIC Fail.
The cool thing about John, aside from the fact he looks like a cave-man is his keen intellect. John is a thinker and an innovator and he is at the heart of this Paleo/Primal movement. What he is bringing to the forefront is not the “diet” element of this scene, although he is well versed in the exercise and nutritional underpinning of this stuff. John is a leader in the social aspects of this emergent life-way. Since the 1960′s if you talked about sustainability, health or social conscience the only alternative to the mainstream was vegetarianism. As books like the Vegetarian Myth have illustrated, this is a failed ideology that attempts to remove us from our place in nature. John has many ideas on these topics which I’m really looking forward to. Here is a photo of John eating a “Bottle Rocket” in Brooklyn. I think this was bacon wrapped around lamb. Mineral water to wash it down. Those were DAMN yummy!
MovNat/Erwan Le Corre
After meeting John Durant he put me in contact with MovNat founder Erwan Le Corre. I’ve only been able to email Erwan a few times but I’m looking forward to attending his seminars. Erwan is another person who is taking this Paleo/Primal concept beyond “just” the health and exercise considerations. Erwan reminds me of Ido in his ability to both synthesize and create. I’m very excited to learn more from him.