Fortifying my Foundation

My boy Kobina (Kob) is a jerk. In his defense, we (our crew) 're all jerks. So much so, we refer to ourselves as "The Usual Suspects" (an homage the greatest ensemble of degenerate jerks cinema has ever depicted), or "The Jerks" (a nod the Steve Martin flick that took being a jackass to a whole different … Continue reading Fortifying my Foundation

5 Reasons I Want Ella to be an Athlete

The Olympics are over. I can't remember a time when I've enjoyed watching the games more. My favorite moments were the men's 10,000 meter race and the women's water polo match between China and Australia. As always, better than the competition were the stories. Olympians are not just amazing because of their physical feats, but … Continue reading 5 Reasons I Want Ella to be an Athlete

The Beauty of Doing What You Hate

Tony Horton is a genius. Or, at least, he had one great idea -P90x, and is milking it for all it's worth. I tend to believe the former. A few weeks ago I went to a live p90x workout led by Tony. When the workout was over, he spent some time talking to the crowd. During … Continue reading The Beauty of Doing What You Hate

Keep Your Scale Close, But Your Friends Closer

I'm exhausted. I stink, I'm going to have to febreeze my couch at least twice, but I can't bring myself to get up. I have a bowl of quinoa and braised chicken that was steaming, but is now luke warm and cooling fast -I only have the energy to drink water. My achilleseses...es are tight, and … Continue reading Keep Your Scale Close, But Your Friends Closer