8:32 a.m. Did anyone ever think maybe this was a bad idea? I mean consider this – the first two books on the Whole 30 diet were written by Melissa and Dallas Hartwig. The most recent book, only Melissa’s name appears on the cover. Dallas probably lost his shit and their whole relationship ended over…

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8:14 a.m. Adult things happened last night. I am as nauseous as I’ve been since the beginning. I feel weak, my head hurts, and I couldn’t sleep well. I had a dream that a dozen of my friends were at the movies and to stay warm we had a dinosaur behind us breathing out of…

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10:22 a.m. Yeah I’m late to the game this morning. I get it. But I had important work to do. Something that has been unsettling to me since I’ve started this challenge is this new jacket I bought in Paris. We walked by a Nike Lab and Alexis said that we should go in. Little…

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8:30 a.m. Alexis wouldn’t get out of bed last night due t0 hunger and fatigue. So I grabbed the bag of tortilla chips from the top shelf. “I’m just going to have these chips,” crumpling bag. “No you’re not! Put those down Kirk!” “Just going to have a few…” Then I hear thunderous footsteps and…

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DAY 3 of the Whole 30 diet. 8:45 a.m. I’m awake. I feel better. On the cold front. It’s sunny outside. Alexis is up stretching in the yoga area. I’ll put on some pants and take the pup for a walk. Get some fresh air and all that talk from the old days. 9:27 a.m….

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9:36 a.m. She has placed the food in front of me. I am having flashbacks of a film I saw with Sudanese lost boys. It was the scene where they stumbled upon the elephant carcass after not eating for 11 days. 9:37 a.m. I just growled at Woody for looking at my plate. That’s last…

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DAY 1 12.29.16 : 9:40 a.m. It’s day 1 of the Whole 30 “diet” for Alexis and me. I put diet in quotes because the authors were all adamant about it not being another one of those books – 17 Days to a 12 Pack, or whatever. You know the kind of popular books I…

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It really becomes a game of strategically managing your snacking and your email checking and your web browsing – working the 9-5. How many more minutes until the next 15 minute break? How can you break that up by taking a walk to the water fountain or by pretending to need to research a company…

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I think – I don’t actually think – I know, but it’s more modest to start with “I think,” so… I think that there is a growing trend in work needing to be “inspirational” and “fun.” People, particularly young ones (don’t worry this isn’t a millennial bashing session), have a hard time forcing themselves to…

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It didn’t just happen. I submitted a piece of writing to an agent the other day. He wrote back the next day and said he wasn’t interested in representing it. I asked him why. He said because he didn’t connect with the writing. I said fuck you. Just kidding. I took the lump. Huffington Post…

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