30 for 30: Day 1


Welcome to 30 for 30, a photo-a-day series in which I reminisce and cringe at the pivotal moments of my thirties as I go gently and quietly into the dying light of my 40th birthday. Today's rather boring entry is just a photo of some whey protein and a shake, but even just looking at it, my lips recall the chalky, vaguely chocolatey taste. I remember...

How I Lost Weight Doing Absolutely Nothing


Time flies when you have your first child, and though I'm happy Matador is burning through his Terrible Twos, I miss the days of his infancy where, if you put him somewhere, he would stay there. Then there was all the napping. That was nice too. But nowadays, he wants to run from room to room, he wants to sit down and stand up, and he wants to ride on my back while I buck like a horse.

The Last Stop on the Road to Fatsville


A few years ago, while waiting around for class to start at Austin Impact Jeet Kune Do, I got the bright idea to try doing an iron cross on some hanging hand ladders (I don’t know what they’re called, not even enough to google a picture). So there I was, my face three inches off the ground, with my arms straight out to the side, when I felt something give in my left shoulder. It hurt for a few...

photo of Daniel Verastiqui and his writing partner Jetson


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