May and forward

I’m very bad at remembering to update this blog. I’m so very sorry.

May was a stressful and busy month. I was in a flare for most of it. I ran out of my pre-recorded videos and, because of the flare and other chaos, couldn’t produce two videos a week.

Now it’s the first week of June. I’m still sick (or flaring or something) and I am, again, out of videos, so I don’t have any this week.

But what I can tell you is this: I am starting a “carb cycling” diet for the 30 days of June. What it will be is this first week is strictly Keto. Day 1, I hit all my macro goals, but was way under on calories. That was actually awesome because I didn’t feel hungry. Day 2 (today), I woke up with a pain in my abdominal area that could be light food poisoning (not likely) or the effect of a deep tissue muscle spasm in my back that causes my diaphragm to spasm, as well (more likely). Regardless of what it is, it hurts and I’m exhausted.

Taco Tuesday

I made Keto Tacos this morning for breakfast. Made with Impossible Foods ground meat substitute, onions, cheddar shreds, and romaine lettuce. Tasty and very filling. You can find similar recipes at


New Video: Jamaican Jerk Tofu

“Double, double, toil and trouble…”

California has been issued a stay-at-home order. Only essential adventures are allowed (such as going to the grocery store or picking up prescriptions, etc). I live in a house that was subdivided into three apartments. We have shared hallways. Fortunately, we really like our neighbors and consider them family. We decided to isolate together for a Dungeons & Dragons session to break up the monotony of being in our individual rooms and release some pent up tension from working from home. A couple of the guys upstairs are vegetarians, so I decided to make something I figured all of us could enjoy: Jamaican Jerk Tofu with Coconut-Lime Rice and Black Beans.

It was definitely a hit.

Our adventuring went well and we did another evening of Dungeons & Dragons a few days later. It’s tough to be a bard whose primary instrument is the bagpipes. But, we had thematic music to underscore the adventure and had a lot of fun. For the second excursion, I made the Scotch Eggs, again, and made sure to make two vegetarian versions, as well. As soon as I’m able to get more of the Lightlife ground meat substitute, I’ll make some more and maybe do a taste-test video for it! According to the guys, they were all amazing.

P.S.: Hey, folks! So, I’m a Ph.D. Candidate in the field of Industrial/Organizational Psychology and my research focuses on using Dungeons & Dragons (among other games) for leadership development. I’m ramping up to start a YouTube channel for that, as well. In the meantime, you can look at the random stuff I have posted for that over on my business website, Improved Initiative.