Why Douchebags Get the Girls, Get the Promotions, and Leave You Begging for Scraps

Douchebags. Goddamn douchebags. I hate ‘em. My guess is you do too. And for good reason . . . they coast through life so easily. Ne’er a struggle. Ne’er a doubt. Just free to be their douchey self, and reaping all the perks. And that’s why we really hate ‘em, right? It’s those perks. I […]

5 Hard Lessons Learned in 5 Years Under the Bar

I was a relative late-comer to the iron game – I didn’t start lifting until I was 33. Still, I’ve managed to learn a thing or two in the 5 years I’ve been weightlifting. Now I may be a bit of a slow study, but I can still save you some of the pain and […]

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 . […]

The Hidden Truth About How Blogging Can Change Your Life

(The picture that changed my life. From Chad Howse’s “10 Awesome Things.”) So this is my 100th post. I almost missed it. I was part way through a different article before I realized that it would be my 100th.  I don’t typically place much importance on numbers, but I figured I’d set it aside and […]

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. […]

The Best Bread Rises Slowly

Ahh . . . bread. Humble. Wholesome. Delicious. We all know good bread when we taste it. It’s tangy, crusty and aromatic. It’s baked until it’s cracked and golden. I’m not talking about that Wonder Bread shit here (yes, I grew up on that crap just like you). I’m talking about REAL bread. Artisan bread. […]

How to Calibrate to a Higher Level of Intelligence

(This is the second post in my series about getting smarter. My last post explained how simply cleaning house can radically improve your thinking.) I always considered myself a fairly intelligent guy. Nothing spectacular, mind you. But certainly smarter than your average bear. Then again, I’m sure most people consider themselves to be smarter than […]

How Do You Get Smarter? Here’s One Surprising Trick That’ll Work Wonders . . .

Everyone wants to be smarter. It doesn’t matter if they’re already a star member of MENSA or a total dipshit . . . they want to be smarter. And my guess is that you’d like to be smarter too. Well I’ve got good news for you. You CAN get smarter. And it’s not as difficult […]