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
On ConfidenceAugust 2, 2018
Recently, someone asked me to do a piece on confidence. I asked, “what about it?” She responded, “How do we build it?” A tall task, particularly for one who hasn’t quite solved that problem for himself. It didn’t take long to connect confidence and fitness and after a few more seconds, confidence and Life. The question is, where would I start and how far should I go? I feel Hemingway’s “iceberg” approach is best; I’ll discuss the visible and allow you to investigate what lies beneath.Read More
Overcoming TemptationJuly 29, 2018
If adherence is the principal player in the triumph of our goals; temptation is it's villain. If fitness programs proceeded unimpeded,... Read More
The Shorthand of EmotionJuly 15, 2018
“Listen, my children, and you shall hear Of the midnight ride of Paul Revere, On the eighteenth of April, in Seventy-Five:…Read More
The Permanency of ChangeJuly 9, 2018
The Civil War. The Emancipation Proclamation. Ford’s Theater. Abraham Lincoln stands amongst a small few that can claim the title of... Read More
A Time For Strength: A Love LetterJuly 1, 2018
A month from now, I’ll turn 42 years old. I will be sixteen years older than my mother was when she... Read More
Ode to Joy: Journey Into FitnessJune 26, 2018
The Emperor of France. The author of the Declaration of Independence. Two soldiers-turned Explorers. A pregnant Native American. What do they have in common and what can they teach us about looking better and performing at our best?Read More
Sleep The Fat Away?June 9, 2020
“Six hours for a man, seven for a woman and eight for a fool.” -Napoleon Bonaparte Were Napoleon’s sentiments correct? Was…Read More
The Examined DesireJune 6, 2018
THE EXAMINED DESIRE Her face launched a thousand ships… The Iliad is many things. It is central to Western Literature and its... Read More