“We can ignore reality, but we cannot ignore the consequences of ignoring reality”- Ayn Rand So you want to dip your toe in the dating pool and, perhaps, find a potential partner. I recently re-learned the hard lesson that your success and eventual happiness (should you find a partner) are contingent upon being […]Read More Hard Truths – A dating primer…
In past posts I have expounded at length about the many benefits of powerlifting. We’ve also examined the “why” of powerlifting; namely, it’s insanely fun to be able to lift heavy shit. However, nobody every tells you the shameful truth underlying this otherwise laudable sport. Sit back, gentle reader, and clutch your emotional support pillow […]Read More Why Powerlifting does not = Chick Magnet: a Primer
How old do you feel? How old do you look? If you’re past the age of 40, in your minds-eye, what version of you is your self-image based on? Maybe this is a purely masculine thing, but if I was honest my “mental avatar” is me, albeit circa 29 years old. I mean that is […]Read More Aging, self-image and weight-training
“Do you even lift, bro?” was the cliched, but very real, sarcastic put-down of a heavily Italo-american US East Coast bodybuilding subculture that thrived from the early 80s until roughly 5 years ago. The pathos in this phrase is self-evident (to everyone except the person asking it) and Broscience Life is the brilliant comedic Youtube […]Read More Do you even lift, bro?
Yesterday I filled out an entry form for the first powerlifting meet I will do in 2018. It takes place in early April. I had to grapple with the fact that my nagging injuries will, barring a major miracle, have not healed so I while I enrolled for the traditional powerlifting (i.e. the 3 events) […]Read More Age/Injury, women who lift and who’s that fat f*%$ in the video?
One cannot swing a deceased feline in the fitness-related blogosphere without hitting a few dozen posts about “New Years Resolutioners”, aka the 2nd most well-known seasonal flood after the Nile. (OK, the construction of the Aswan High Dam largely took care of that phenomenon – just wanted to make sure you’re paying attention). I don’t […]Read More Resolved.
As the year 2017 draws to a close and the world is trying it’s utmost best to go hell in a hand-basket, I share with you the following utterly random and sometimes shallow observations: Adversity: “There is neither happiness nor unhappiness in this world; there is merely the comparison of one state to the other. […]Read More Year End Random Musings
Roughly 7 years ago I had one of those “damn, we’re really going to get a divorce” moments when you realize that something you’ve pondered so often is actually going to happen. Even if part of you welcomes the divorce, it’s a very strange feeling, especially after many years of marriage. It was a mutual […]Read More Divorce and dating across cultures.