It’s Alive!October 14, 2018
“I am thy creature: I ought to be thy Adam; but I am rather the fallen angel, whom thou drivest from…Read More
Mistakes & Miracles in FitnessJuly 22, 2018
I have made countless mistakes, all of them, by my own hubris; stretching from romantic blunders to financial faults. I’ve accepted... Read More
Trick or Diabetes?September 30, 2018
“Trick or treat, smell my feet give me something good to eat if you don’t, I don’t care I’ll pull down…Read More
Once Upon a Time in MexicoSeptember 23, 2018
“Squats don’t hurt your knees; what you are doing hurts your knees.” -Dan John By the writing of this article, there…Read More
The Religion of DietingSeptember 17, 2018
When did one’s diet become a religion? Watching a low carb vs. high carb debate is like watching the Crusades; no…Read More
Gambling on FitnessSeptember 10, 2018
On the list of my ten all-time favorite movies, the top two are comic book movies, and half are mob movies….Read More
Exercise: The Technical KnockoutSeptember 4, 2018
Grappling is my first and forever love. That will be an awkward conversation with my future wife. My love of grappling…Read More
Rescuing the YouthAugust 26, 2018
FDR was an enigmatic man. Stricken with polio, he never allowed himself to be photographed in his wheelchair, not wanting anyone…Read More
A Return to FastingAugust 19, 2018
America’s Independence Day is July 4th, and Mexico’s is September 16th. I know what you’re thinking. “Isn’t it Cinco de Mayo?” The fifth of May celebrates the Mexican Army’s victory over the French during the Battle of the Puebla; it’s not their Independence Day. Don’t worry, you can still party in May, but now you know the reason for the season. Between America’s Independence Day and Mexico’s, nuzzles India’s—August 15th. Once under the British Empire, India’s sovereignty was made official in 1947, largely due to the efforts of a humble and noble man: Mahatma Mohandas Gandhi. Gandhi inspired the immortal Martin Luther King, Jr. with his insistence on non-violence as a means of civil disobedience.Read More
The Line in the SandAugust 12, 2018
Be a Lenny Skutnik.
On January 26, 1982, Lenny Skutnik sat in the Presidential Gallery, next to the First Lady during the Inaugural Address, receiving a standing ovation.
Who was Lenny Skutnik?
Washington National Airport: Two weeks earlier.
The weather was uncooperative, heavy snowfall grounded airplanes for much of the day. Thousands of passengers sat in the terminals, unsure if their flights would be further delayed, or canceled completely. In the pre-9/11 era, entire families would wait alongside the traveler to see their plane soar into the air. Dads, who wanted to sound funny to their children would mimic Tattoo from “Fantasy Island” as they shouted, “De plane! De plane!” Air Florida Flight 90 was among those planes.Read More