Smartest 12 year-old on earth.

I can’t vouch for the accuracy of the translation, but if it’s even close to correct this kid is pretty spectacular. “That’s not discipline, it’s abuse and insanity.”  Of course, when religion’s involved, it’s depressing how brilliant one can appear merely by stating the obvious. [Read more...]

Answering emails about dark alleys.

I got this email the other day (name changed for the anonymity of the author). JT, I’m a student at Rose-Hulman, and I’d like to say first that I loved your talk this past Saturday. It was super-comprehensive and it has spurred a lot of discussion here on campus. During the Q&A, I was to [Read More...]

My new desk.

Behold: my office/bedroom as it presently stand How flipping awesome is my life? Yes, two bruises and a bleeding cut on my hand later, that is my new desk (“some assembly required,” shit I guess. so). It’s right beside my sitting desk so I can put in a few miles in the morning, rest for [Read More...]

Amphetamines in a bottle

Despite finally getting some sleep last night, I’m still having some physiological effects from my present struggles with mental illness. Good things: I’m still able to eat and am not hallucinating.  Both generally happen when I’m struggling.  Take that, malfunctioning brain. Shitty things:  Difficulty sleeping and inability to finish my workouts.  I’ve thrown up during [Read More...]

Zombies, run!

I’m more of a weight-lifter than a runner, but I’m pretty sure I’m going to download this and start doing some mild running. [Read more...]

Requested topic: what do I do to stay fit? (Blogathon 30/49)

The answer to that question has changed over time.  Recall that my anorexia transitioned into anorexia athletica.  When I wasn’t required to have eyes on me when at the gym I’d work out constantly (like to the point of throwing up and then to the point of throwing up again).  That’ll get you in shape [Read More...]

Mom on prayer

Since I seem to have handed mom the keys to my blog lately (and since everybody reading doesn’t seem to mind), here’s something she sent Sandy on prayer. Pray for me if you must, but rather than pray for my sorry heathen soul, why not pray for god to help the thousands of starving children [Read More...]

Bananas: the new sports drink

Bananas are one of my least favorite fruits, but it looks like I should start keeping them around. “We wanted to see which was more beneficial when consumed during intense cycling — bananas or a carbohydrate sports drink,” said Dr. David C. Nieman, director of the human performance lab and a member of the College [Read More...]

Active rest

Yesterday my trainer introduced me to the idea of “active rest.” If you’re like me, you’re probably thinking that’s a little oxymoronic.  If you’re active you’re necessarily not resting.  This is why you don’t catch people doing sit ups while also napping.  Immediately I thought it was yet another fitness misnomer. This website says active [Read More...]

Cadbury eggs: the real public enemy #1

Michaelyn loves them, but they are evil.  They are a scourge upon the face of the planet. “But they taste so good!” That’s because they’re full of things that will go straight to your ass.  You see, when god was making the world, he decided to make food that’s good for you taste bad and [Read More...]