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Dave Bunnell
Berkeley, California
David Bunnell is a media entrepreneur with many interests, some of which are represented by this blog.
Interests: food, health, history, movies, sports, jazz, fitness, longevity, ecology and grandchildren
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Louise, Thank you for your comments. There is going to be a Mits reunion and I would like to make sure you are invited. Can you please send me an email with your contact information. Send it to and I will forward it to Paul Allen who is organizing this event. Thanks, David Bunnell
by Michelle Y. Llamas BOOMERS AND SENIORS are the largest growing segment of the population, and by 2030 there will be 72.1 million people ages 65 and older. Statistics also show that baby boomers will live longer lives, too – on average 22 years longer for men and 25 years longer for women. In fact, first generation of boomers, including such famous names as Bill Clinton, Steven Spielberg and Susan Sarandon, was born in 1946, and most of them are still alive. Boomers and seniors today are more health conscious than generations before them, but there are still a number... Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2013 at David Bunnell
AGE-RELATED MACULAR DEGENERATION (AMD) strikes at the macula, the heart of the eye’s vision center. This small part of the retina, which measures only about 3 by 5 millimeters (less than one-quarter-inch square), is responsible for sharp, central vision. People with AMD often develop blurred or distorted vision and cannot clearly see objects directly in front of them. Eventually they may develop a blind spot in the middle of their field of vision that increases in size as the disease progresses. Although the disorder eventually can become debilitating, in the earliest stages of AMD there often are no warning symptoms.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2013 at David Bunnell
Free Training World is a service of Professional Training World. It is a comprehensive listing of free professional training courses worldwide including webinars, seminars, online classes and other forms of training. To find the free training you are looking for click on one of the categories in the right-hand column... Continue reading
Posted Apr 30, 2012 at Free Training World
Longevity weekend is packed full of activities and learning events that will add years of healthy living to your lifespan. Friday, 28 Sep 2012 4:00 PM - Sunday, 30 Sep 2012 3:30 PM in Berkeley, California Vincent Lindyberg, 100, and Mary Allen, 105 Meet our panel of ten vibrant centenarians... Continue reading
Posted Jan 25, 2012 at LongevityWeekend
Friday Night at the Cheeseboard I didn't actually eat at the Cheeseboard this past week, but I did walk by Friday evening and was inspired to take the above video. The Cheeseboard is one reason I love living in Berkeley and especially in the "gourmet ghetto." What makes the Cheeseboard so special? In the first place it's a co-op, owned by the other words, communist! Yes, Lenin lives in Berkeley! Secondly, they have live music by amazingly good muscians, mostly blues and rock but I've heard reggae and salsa there as well. Third reason: the Cheeseboard only serves one... Continue reading
Posted Jun 18, 2011 at David Bunnell
David Bunnell (left) and Don Nace, 1968, Iowa City, Iowa. My childhood and lifelong friend Don Nace is finally getting a taste of fame. This past Sunday he scattered hundreds of his drawings across the floor of a mansion in New York (click here) and now he's profiled in the current issue of the artsy publication, Slack Lust (click here). I always knew he would get there someday, and as I told Slack Lust writer Stacy Dachaux, it has always been my wish that he would get there before he dies! Looks like he's finally made it! Continue reading
Posted May 26, 2011 at David Bunnell
Oakland, California -May 18, 2011. At a gala awards ceremony Tuesday night at the Linen Life Gallery in San Leandro, five deserving high school seniors from low-income backgrounds were named the winners of the annual Andrew Fluegelman Award. Each winner received a brand new MacPro laptop computer, an Epson 630 wireless printer and one day of training on Google applications, courtesy of Google, Inc. The winning students, and a brief biography follows: Ezekiel Perez. Ezekiel is 18, lives in Alameda, and is a senior at MetWest High School in Oakland where is an avid participant in the MetWest Internship Program.... Continue reading
Posted May 20, 2011 at David Bunnell
20 people. 5 families. Fresh food intervention. How low can their BPA levels go? It sounds like the premise for a reality show. But there are no over-the-top TV antics here. Last week, the Breast Cancer Fund and Silent Spring Institute released a study which tested the levels of the toxic chemical BPA for five families. Like many average families across America, these families were regularly exposed to BPA in their day to day lives through pretty normal activities: eating canned foods and beverages, eating in restaurants, using polycarbonate water bottles, and/or microwaving in plastic. To see if their BPA... Continue reading
Posted Apr 19, 2011 at David Bunnell
Toenail Study Finds No Heart Risk from Mercury in Fish Thousands of people who donated their toenail clippings for science may have helped resolve the vexing question of whether the heart-health advantages of eating fish outweigh the risks of mercury in fish. Harvard scientists analyzing mercury in toenails - a more accurate measure of long-term exposure than blood testing - report no link between even the highest levels of mercury and increased risk of heart disease or stroke. In fact, they found a slight protective association, probably because of other nutritional benefits of fish, even varieties higher in mercury such... Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2011 at David Bunnell
The video above is Guy's presentation about his new book, Enchantment: The Art of Changing Hearts, Minds, and Actions which I have read and recommend if you want to get ahead in your life. If not, don't read this book. Continue reading
Posted Mar 22, 2011 at David Bunnell
Tweets from Tahrir. The Egyptian Revolution in Tweets. Amazing. Continue reading
Posted Mar 13, 2011 at David Bunnell
Julian Assange pleads with his followers to "make this ridiculous time I spend on this nonsense worthwhile." Continue reading
Posted Feb 24, 2011 at David Bunnell
The Floor 2 from Don Nace on Vimeo. My friend Don Nace works in the daytime as a scenic artist for movies and for Broadway plays. If you've see Julie Taymore's "Across the Universe" you've seen his work (one of the main characters, Jude, is an artist and all the drawings and paintings in his Greenwich Village apartment and in his sketchbook are Nace's work). In his spare time, when he's not lifting weights or cooking up his favorite dish, a spinach and scrambled egg concoction, Nace is drawing, always drawing. Over the years, he has produced thousands of original... Continue reading
Posted Feb 20, 2011 at David Bunnell
He bootstrapped himself. A scrawny little kid at 15, he decided to change who he was and how he was perceived, and then he did. The deciding was as important as the doing. He went to the edges. He didn't merely open a small gym, a more pleasant version of a boxing gym, for instance. Instead, he created the entire idea of a health club, including the juice bar. He did this 70 years ago. He started small. No venture money, no big media partners. He understood the power of the media. If it weren't for TV, we never would... Continue reading
Posted Jan 26, 2011 at David Bunnell
When I interviewed Jack LaLanne he had just bought a Red Corvette. He told me "this baby will top 140, easy!" Jack was 92 at the time. To read my interview with Jack and his wife, Elaine, click here. Continue reading
Posted Jan 24, 2011 at David Bunnell
I interviewed Jack LaLanne and his beautiful wife, Elaine, in February, 2007, for an article in ELDR magazine. Jack was then 92 and Elaine 81. In honor of Jack LaLanne, who died at his home on Sunday at age 96, I am republishing my interview. To me, Jack was one a truly great American and I'm am honored to have known him. Meet Fitness Legends Jack and Elaine LaLanne Elaine and Jack recently appeared in Times Square to celebrate Jack’s 92nd birthday. They were set up for three hours outside ABC’s studio under the giant Jumbotron, which was airing their... Continue reading
Posted Jan 23, 2011 at David Bunnell
Very fitting that they would rededicate the StartUp Gallery. I'll have to drop in and see it the next time I'm in Albuquerque. Thanks.