“How people eat”:

Links to interviews, listed alphabetically by name

Note: This index is a work in progress. To find other interviews that haven’t yet made it onto this list, go to the blog home page and click on one of these categories on the right side: “How Normal People Eat,” “Laudable Losers,” “Interview with a Master” or “Tim’s story.” If you’re looking for someone in particular, plug their name into the search box, also on the right-hand column on the blog home page.

Bearrunner, a marathoner and blogger from Halifax, Novia Scotia.

Gina Binole, aka “Adventure Mom” who now lives in Portland, Oregon.

Ellie Bogue, News-Sentinel photographer and runner-cyclist

Andy Downs, director of the Mike Downs Center for Indiana Politics at IPFW

Linda Duesler, fitness hooping instructor with Fort Wayne Hoopnotica

Elizabeth, the Ironman competitor

Ted Ellis, mayor of Bluffton, Ind.

Jim the Fit Recovery cyclist/blogger talks about how he got into cycling — and how he thinks about eating now that he’s a cyclist.

Karen Goldner, entrepreneur and former Fort Wayne city councilwoman

Mitch Harper, race director/consultant and Fort Wayne city councilman

Andrea Hoverman, a Fort Wayne runner who owns and operates a Spiral Spuds business during the summer festival season.

Maria Ijomanta, physical therapist

Charles Isch, my dad, also known in some circles as the recently retired president of the First Bank of Berne in Berne, Ind.

Karen Lenfestey, author of A Sister’s Promise and What Happiness Looks Like

John McGauley, a runner, Allen County recorder and Republican candidate for Allen County commissioner.

Ian McKinney, owner/operator of “Keys to Happiness” piano studio and assistant manager of the Young Adult Department at the Allen County Public Library in Fort Wayne.

Bob Milton, former Norwell cross country coach and current 8th grade science teacher.

Steve Naragon, philosophy professor at Manchester College in North Manchester, Ind.

Mike Nash, a runner who grew up in Fort Wayne but now works in public affairs at State Farm’s corporate headquarters in Bloomington, Ill.

Susan Penrod Osterkil, Fort Wayne dancer, La Leche League official, and founder of the local inclusive homeschool group Live and Learn.

Jon Pontzius, Whitley County, Ind., historian and poet

Ralph Reinhart, nightshift respiratory therapist at Bluffton Regional Medical Center.

Karen-Lee Ryan, adventurer, blogger and director of digital content for The Tennessean in Nashville

Ann Staadt, author of several novels available on

Faith Van Gilder, former copy desk guru at The News-Sentinel who’s recently moved on to a position with a local ad agency.

Mark Wood, runner, director of digital development with The Tennessean in Nashville, and Karen-Lee Ryan’s husband.

Jeff Yeager, aka the Ultimate Cheapskate, author of The Ultimate Cheapskate’s Road Map to True Riches and The Cheapskate Next Door.


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