I’m not like you

At social events, when I politely decline: alcohol, dessert, anything that comes out of a box, food after dark (circadian rhythm), and products mixed with vegetable oils — acquaintances often respond by saying, “I could never be like you.” In one comment, they excuse their own lazy lifestyle by writing off mine as extreme and…

Head games

When I was in Barcelona in June, my wife and I had dinner with another couple—my wife’s female friend and the friend’s … well … sperm donor. It’s a long story. Anyway, I was meeting the guy for the first time. Although he and I are only one year apart, he assumed I was 15…

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Time Out

I remember as a teenager reading one of the 2-inch tall bodybuilding “encyclopedia” books that were popular in the 1980s. Of note in this particular volume was a few pages written by an emerging pro, a guy who had an impressive physique, but was not yet championship-level. This fellow was a huge advocate of taking…