When a Friend Attempts Suicide

How do I even begin? I mean, how the fuck does one approach something like this. I don’t have a clue. But I’ve got to get this shit out, so I’ll just put it bluntly . . . a very close friend of mine tried to kill herself. OD’ed on prescription drugs. And gin . […]

From Warrior-King to Pedophile . . . Damn You Movember! (With BEARD PICS!!!)

First off, let’s get one thing straight: I’m a beard guy. Not that I have anything against the mustache. In fact, I think it’s the most important part of a beard. But the solo stache just ain’t for me. Don’t get me wrong, some guys can rock the stache like no other. I’m not one […]

The Horror of the Anorexia Ward

This post was not born of good spirits. It should be no more fun to read than it is to write. There won’t be any uplifting messages. There are no lessons here. No hidden morals to be uncovered. It can’t be anything other than what it is. I just need to be rid of it. […]

25 Things I’ve Discovered from Living in a Barn

  I live in a barn. A red barn. In Vermont.   If that doesn’t conjure up a slew of homey Rockwellian images, I don’t know what else will. Visions of lush green summers, golden autumns, and snowy white winters aside, surely there must be challenges. I mean, can it really be as great as […]

Occam’s Razor

William of Ockham. He Da Man!   Occam’s Razor . . . my favorite scientific principal. Simply stated (since that is the theme of this post) it means do not choose a complicated answer when a simple one will suffice. Attributed to William of Ockham, this principle has become one of the pillars of the […]

Second Post

    Alright, this is the last post that I number . . . I promise. Now, to continue with our discussion; the intent of this blog is to whittle away all the complicated overly thought out exercise and nutrition crapola floating around on the interwebz and in exercise/diet books and mags. Even many of […]

First Post . . . Let’s Get Started

    I’d like to welcome everyone to my blog and give a brief overview of what this blog is all about.   Every one of us would like to become more fit. Some of us would like to lose weight, others would like to build muscle, and even more would like to do both. […]