Observations On Stout Happiness (Or: When A Six Pack Is In You, Not On You)

I have to admit that I’m more than a bit confused and fairly irritated at the Internet right now You see, when I first heard about “dadbod” - which was well over a month ago (so roughly 4.3 years in internet time) I wavered between wanting to believe…

Take It On the Toe (Or: You Can't Always Go Through an Open Door)

I love cycling. There, I said it. I mean, there, I said it again. In actuality, I say it quite a bit. I love being on my bike. I love wind and I love hills (except for when I hate wind and hills) and when it comes to cycling, about…

The Killing Game (Or: Poor Decisions, Redux)

I have a spotify playlist called "Sometimes You Make Poor Decisions." I made it in honor of someone, who, in his lifetime has made some spectacularly poor decisions: financial ones, professional ones, and personal ones. Someone whose life has been built on a history of making, in some cases, mind-blowingly…

Match Game (Or: Why I'm Not Single, I'm Independent)

Time for some brutal honesty. I haven't been on a date since December. I'm not quite sure how to describe what happened, but while I was dating periodically during 4Q2014, in December I was motivated to really punch for the finish line of the year and ended up going on…

Weighty Issues (Or: I'm Not Big Boned, Just Fat)

I don't think I'm what comes to many people's minds when they think of obese, but in March of 2012 I was tipping the scales at 265 pounds. I didn't think of myself as obese, and I can't recall any of my friends telling me "hey, you're fat." In fact,…

Just Peanuts (Or: I Don't Care That You Agree With Jenny McCarthy)

I have no shortage of opinions. This one's really straightforward though: If you are a parent and choose not to vaccinate your child for any reason other than there is an immediate, provable, direct health-related consequence for doing so, you're an idiot. Look, I respect you might believe that vaccines…