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Dear Reader,  

Maybe our futures line up.


I’m currently attending University of California, Santa Cruz.   I live in a house with six others, I’m having a blast.   I grew up in Southern California, but I live near silicon valley now.   I’ve always grown up around beaches, but I sunburn easily.

In the past I’ve been an intern at a local startup, MarketMotive, where I edited video and learned basic SEO.

Before that, I worked as a telephone fundraiser for UCSC.  Calling people to ask for money was an interesting and fun experience.

As for “real jobs”:  I worked at a law firm in Santa Monica and at an Insurance Company in Monterey.   I met a lot of cool people, but those experiences illustrate why working at an office is to be avoided.


I want to travel to other countries and see how lifestyles differ from place to place.   I’m interested in Southeast Asia and South America for starters, but eventually plan to travel to all continents.

Traveling for long time periods intimidates me.   I’m having trouble typing as I think about the challenges it will present.   I’m not afraid to confront them, but I know it won’t as easy as the marketing hype makes it seem.   But without risk there’s no reward.


I want to establish something that impacts people and provides for me financially.   I want to be in a position to hang out with other entrepreneurs, other individuals who are brimming with ideas and confidence, not excuses and ‘pity me’ speeches.   It’s not about the money.  But money would be a boon.

If you want to see my academic and professional resume, check it out:

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Like what you see?  Drop me a comment or email me what you have in mind.

johnconkle at gmail dot com

Recent Posts

Econ 197 Presentation Citations

What’s up guys,

Here’s the citation list for my presentation.   I’ll update it as I come across more data.

Here’s the presentation itself:  Econ 197 Grass Fed Presentation

Overview of Grass Fed Operations:

The Omnivore’s Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals

In depth analysis of Grass Fed Operations in the USA’s Midwest (video format):


Health Benefits of Grass Fed:

The Paleo Solution: The Original Human Diet

Why you might want to seek out wild-caught fish and grass-fed meat instead of conventionally raised

Good Calories, Bad Calories: Fats, Carbs, and the Controversial Science of Diet and Health

How the foods we eat affect our physical and mental health.

Environmental, Ethical, Sustainability Concerns:

Davis Study on reducing animal deaths by eating more meat

Robb Wolf’s interesting post on how grass-fed beef can be part of a sustainable and healthy diet

Discussion of the Limits to Growth as a historical ‘doomsday’ scenario that never happened


I’ll update this list as time goes on as well.

As a side note…

One of my passions is helping people to write better.  Let me know if you’re interested in getting a blog of your own or you want me to look at your work.   

Contact me via this blog or my email address johnconkle at gmail dot com

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