Welcome to fitness Friday where I chronicle my various failures to get into shape. Two weeks ago I talked about how my goal at the gym for the remainder of the summer was to increase the volume of my workouts by adding lots of light assistance lifts to the main heavy ones, essentially doubling the […]

Yet another Evangelical pseudo-celebrity publicly apostatized this week with this bit of deep thinking: How many preachers fall? Many. No one talks about it. How many miracles happen. Not many. No one talks about it. Why is the Bible full of contradictions? No one talks about it. How can God be love yet send four […]

The Guardian has an article about the resurgence of witchcraft in the days of Trump. Does any of this sound sane to you? But the old, dark power – the choice to worship something other than patriarchy’s gods, to reject and read backward the narratives of the dominant culture – was still there. The Trump […]

Yes, I know it is Saturday. I took a break from the gym during the month of July. I convinced myself that since I was doing a lot of kayaking and swimming I didn’t need to spend so much time at the gym, though in reality most of my exercise came in the form of […]

From the NYT, former vegans who became ethical butchers: “As soon as I started eating meat, my health improved,” she said. “My mental acuity stepped up, I lost weight, my acne cleared up, my hair got better. I felt like a fog lifted.” All of the meat was from healthy, grass-fed animals reared on the […]

I didn’t see any point in commenting on the apostasy of a niche-market Evangelical pseudo-celebrity but First Things saw some interesting angles: While Harris seems to be making a clean break with his past, the style of his apostasy announcement is oddly consistent with the evangelical Christianity he used to represent. He revealed he was […]

"I don't think Jimmy really grasps… how much it upsets me." — Lisa and her partner, Jimmy, discuss how their differing political views affect their relationship in the era of President Trump. pic.twitter.com/RNdULXQ98u — PBS NewsHour (@NewsHour) July 29, 2019 This is a PBS story about an engaged couple who disagrees over politics. I’m not […]