All Things Physical: Women's Soccer, Patriotism and Longing for More

A few days ago a heavy infusion of patriotism swept across the tweets and status updates of friends and people I follow. Apparently the USA did something extraordinary and I missed out on it. The Women’s World Cup was the event and the USA women’s soccer team served as our country’s representative. In short, the USA women came back from a 2-1 deficit to Brazil in dramatic fashion and then subsequently won the game in penalty kicks. The win advanced the USA into the next round of the Women’s World … [Read more...]

All Things Physical: Too grown up for silly sports?

In All Things Physical, Stewart Johnson explores the world of sports, exercise, and active leisure.Friendly competition can make the mundane tasks of life  less mundane. We learn this growing up as we attempt to be the first done with class work, finish with our chores the fastest, or even take your dad's shoe off faster than your brother (I'm still trying to process how our father brainwashed my brother and me to do that one). Competition is found in the work place, job market, political r … [Read more...]

Can Your Exercise Dishonor God?

In All Things Physical, Stewart Johnson explores the world of sports, exercise, and active leisure.There are times in life when you have to take a step back and realize things are not as they once were. Technology is continuously advancing, clothing styles are always changing and inevitably it gets more and more difficult to maintain youthful physical health. Well, at least that has been my experience over the past four years.I spent a large portion of my young adult life in rigorous … [Read more...]

All Things Physical: Is Mark Richt Cashing Out or Doing Good?

In All Things Physical, Stewart Johnson explores the world of sports, exercise, and active leisure.Generally speaking, in the sports world one makes the news for a spectacular highlight or an abominable low light. An athlete either makes the “top ten” plays of the week, or the “not top ten.” There are other ways to make the news in the sports world, including Twitter antics, calling out opponents, drinking and driving, playing terribly while in a star studded relationship, and being named Lebr … [Read more...]


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