Untethered Dog

You Never Know Where He Will Go

Ideas

The Hemingway Way

Leave something in the tank. That is another parallel between writing and lifting. Both the writer and the lifter benefit when she or he learns just how hard to work. This means two things: (1) starting and (2) knowing the right time to stop. Let me explain what I mean by that. I carry with […]

Shoulder to Shoulder

Like most people, I made a birthday wish. Unlike most people, my birthday wish involved the voluntary exhaustion of my deltoids. I cross paths nearly daily with Calvin, Ed, and Nayo, three bodybuilders who train together at our gym during the early morning hours. The three of them are like synchronized swimmers, constantly moving between […]

Beginner’s Mind

Yesterday I was thinking about resistance training and the beginner’s mind. Later, in bed, I read my horoscope and that phrase, beginner’s mind, was in the first line. I like to look at things as if for the first time. There is simplicity in stripping away conceptions about how things are, where we are, and […]

Home Is In Your Art

I’m writing an essay on the topic of Home. I have an idea of where this might go — I have some anchor details and a vignette that most certainly will be a hook here — but in the beginning stages of an essay it’s fun to shoot at a topic from all sorts of angles. To […]