The Post-Summer Sunscreen debacle, or why (most) Americans ignore sunscreen when Fall hits…

Start flipping channels in May and you'll still come across at least a dozen sunscreen commercials each day. This momentum keeps going until the "back to school" sales start in earnest, and then we don't hear about sunscreen for about 9 months. That doesn't make sense for Texas, though, or at least southeast Texas. Most … Continue reading The Post-Summer Sunscreen debacle, or why (most) Americans ignore sunscreen when Fall hits…

Eating Fruit is Bad for the Teeth (But Good for the Body)?

I guess that requires some explanation for the torches-and-pitchforks crowd. One would think that skipping the meat and going full on vegetarian or vegan would be a great thing, let alone the raw food diet. Hey, something that skips adding excess fat, sugar, and all the things we've been told are going to kill us … Continue reading Eating Fruit is Bad for the Teeth (But Good for the Body)?

#032–Can you train your taste buds to want healthy fruits & veggies instead of processed crap?

In the Battle of the Bulge (where I attempt to vanquish the tire around my middle), this is probably the biggest question I could ask myself. My body wants good, healthy food and has no energy because I don't give it what it wants. That's mostly because of my "good intention-killing" taste buds. I've written … Continue reading #032–Can you train your taste buds to want healthy fruits & veggies instead of processed crap?

Getting motivated to exercise when you’re so freaking tired…

I don't know why, exactly, but I've noticed a significant drain on myself lately that's just getting worse. And as I put in my rather vague symptoms (forget horror novels--WebMD's the scariest damned thing you can look at), I can see some obvious sense. The difficulty is in doing it. How the hell do you … Continue reading Getting motivated to exercise when you’re so freaking tired…

I’m going through a tough breakup with fried food, but we HAVE to stop seeing each other.

I'm glad July's here, because July usually brings some clarity that doesn't exist in June. I was drinking my 2nd cup of coffee (in a 16 oz mug) and started to feel that irritation in the back of the throat. If anything was telling me it was time to dump the coffee the rest of … Continue reading I’m going through a tough breakup with fried food, but we HAVE to stop seeing each other.

Mastering the 21 Immutable Principles of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, by Paulo Guillobel

My Copy: 9781514109328 (image courtesy amazon.com) As a newbie to Jiu-Jitsu (and its seemingly half-dozen acceptable spellings), I felt like I needed an understanding as to how it all worked. However, this is not a "technique-book," but more of a "mindset-book." Mastering the 21 Immutable Principles¬†is a thin read and deceptively easy to understand. But, … Continue reading Mastering the 21 Immutable Principles of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, by Paulo Guillobel

Getting that strength training in (even that naughty core, because you’re screwed if you don’t).

I had a ton of fun getting back into what I really wanted to do this week: kickboxing. I also said "what the hell" and went into Jiu-Jitsu right after. After two weeks away from my fave punching bags and snarky partners in crime, I found myself amazed that I didn't miss much as far … Continue reading Getting that strength training in (even that naughty core, because you’re screwed if you don’t).