The President sat bolt upright in his bed. He scanned the dark room for any signs of movement, his eyes adjusting slowly.
“It’s me, Donald,” a voice said. A shadow on the wall started moving toward him, stopping right at the side of his bed. “It’s Ronald Reagan.”
I was walking on the beach with Jesus when scenes from my life started flashing before me. There were two sets of footprints for each scene, except for when I was very low and very sad. Then there was only one set.
This October 25, Cathy and I will have been married for 15 years. In about two months, we will have been together for 20 years. And sometime this fall, we will have known each other for 27 years. We have three boys under the age of 8, a mortgage, a minivan, and a cat that shits all over everything he sees. We’ve moved through five houses across three states. I am 41 years old, which means in a matter of months, I will have spent more of my life with her than without her.
There’s been a lot of talk about sexual assault lately. Women (and men) who have been sexually assaulted by men in positions of power are coming forward and telling their stories. The results — in most cases — have been devastating and swift. Ronan Farrow recently said it “feels like we’re at a tipping point.”
And while there does appear to be a sort of mass reckoning for a lot of these vile, lecherous men, one particularly vile, lecherous man has managed to keep his job.
Originally posted July 14, 2016 – link here
BMI, or Body Mass Index, has long been held as the standard for measuring obesity . But for many years now, BMI has been coming under increased pressure – scrutinized and criticized for its failure to tell the whole story. Critics say BMI is too broad, its results are inaccurate, and it doesn’t really tell you anything about your body composition.
Originally published June 29, 2016 – link here
We’ve all seen them on the magazine stand: Fitness Magazine has Seven Bikini-Body Exercises That Tighten and Tone – Fast! While Health offers to Tighten Your Core in 21 Days! And Shape wants you to know they have a 30-Day Summer Slim Down!
There’s this theory of cognitive development that says there are two times in your brain’s lifespan when it is exploding with new connections at unheard of speed. The first is infancy, and the second is adolescence.
The theme for my final indoor year was The Horror Year. The show looked amazing and the music was more challenging than it had ever been. It was my senior year. I wanted to go out a champion.
Of course, things don’t always work out the way you want them to.
I was all talk.
Ask anyone who played in the line that year what the theme was and they’ll probably say The Cartoon Year. But there’s also a good chance they’ll call it The Jungle Year.