Our heretical little cabal is growing: Please welcome Donald B. Ardell.

Please give a warm Perry Street Palace welcome to our newest contributor, Don Ardell.  He is a sharp, thoughtful and funny writer who I am sure will enlighten and infotain my many tens of loyal readers as much as he has me.  Of course if he doesn’t, I can always have him beheaded.  (I mean, that goes without saying.)  By way of introduction, here is a brief bio:

I started out (professionally) as an urban planner (UNC-Chapel Hill) and evolved into a health planner and then a promoter of healthy lifestyles. (I have blundered into the right places at the right times more often than not – and I attribute my mountain of good fortune to random chance. I realize that winds of fate constantly shift directions.) I consider myself a freethinker infidel apostate heretic convinced that the meaning of life is to make up stuff about multiple meanings of life and revise said findings, as necessary. I write books, travel about giving presentations on REAL wellness, produce articles daily, train hard for fitness and for triathlon competitions and enjoy the love of my darling wife Carol, my children and three grandchildren and many friends, including “SJ,” a distinguished blogger extraordinaire at this site. I used to promote wellness as a positive lifestyle focused on personal responsibility, exercise, nutrition, stress management and environmental sensitivity. I’ve more or less moved beyond that – now I promote reason, exuberance, athleticism and liberty or REAL wellness. One of my heroes is Robert Green Ingersoll but my list of heroes and heroines is lengthy – and many on it are still alive. All good cheer.

All good cheer, indeed.

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About Iris Vander Pluym

Iris Vander Pluym is an artist and activist in NYC (West Village), and an unapologetic, godless, feminist lefty. Raised to believe Nice Girls™ do not discuss politics, sex or religion, it turns out those are pretty much the only topics she ever wants to talk about.

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