• How Ana Saved My Bacon

    In 2001 I was diagnosed with congestive heart failure and had an ejection fraction of 35. That means each time my heart pumped a beat, 35% of the blood in my heart would be squeezed into my circulatory system. Normal is between 55% and 70%. My heart was also...
  • How Would I Live Knowing I Was About To Die?

    Greg Hasberry’s kidneys failed when he was in his forties. At the time, he was a healthy athlete, had no vices, and lived a responsible and productive life. He became dependent on dialysis to stay alive, but dialysis is not something a body is meant to do for the...
  • Elaine Goodlad Reflects On Two Decades In The Fitness Industry

    Her unlikely journey to stardom on stage and notoriety as a globally recognized fitness model began after a discussion in the gym between us about her following in the footsteps of then Ms. Olympia Cory Everson. I assured her we could get her there, and she, equally as naive...
  • Facing Demons with Brian Tangi – 2022 Episode 1

    The seasoned warrior never hopes for someone untested at his side as he rides into battle. The new guy may look like a physical specimen, his freshly painted walls littered with certificates and diplomas, and his latest-greatest gear shiny and new. Yet, despite the promise of greatness, the full...
  • We Adopted Cole

    Six months ago, we took foster placement of a little boy named Cole.  Yesterday we adopted him. We adopted Cady and Emma earlier this year. For the past four years, Ana and I have been foster parents.  It’s been life-changing.  We have aged tremendously, and we have lived exceptionally....
  • Tanji Johnson – Getting Back Up And Winning

    Image provided by Tanji Johnson I met Tanji Johnson in 2001 when she had just graduated from being an amateur athlete to the Professional Division of competitive fitness in the IFBB.  She became an icon in the fitness industry, competing for 15 years as one of the very best,...
  • Kevin Myles And Fitness Over Fifty

    Aging looks very different in 2020 than it did when I was growing up.  The average 60-year-old man or woman looks and acts very differently than they did even a generation ago.  Fitness is the culprit.  That and eating healthier and living healthier lifestyles.  Until now, however, finding applicable...
  • Raising Responsible Adults

    As a father and a taxpayer, I can’t help but look at the state of our world and ask myself who the heck raised these fools.  My grandmother was the most significant influence in my life, and she was born in 1917 in the prairie province of Saskatchewan in...
  • Being Prepared For Disaster – Interview With A Prepper

    Before 2020 I always thought of people who stored large caches of food and water, medical supplies, and other supplies and survival equipment as oddballs. After lining up to buy toilet paper and rationing squares when none could be found, I have changed my opinion. Being prepared by having...
  • Dealing With The Covid-19 Pandemic And Depression

    This year has kicked everyone’s butt and some people much harder than others. Suicide is such a problem that the US National Library Of Medicine website posted an article titled Covid19-Suicides: A Global Psychological Pandemic.  Ana and I talk about our circumstances and what we have learned about ourselves...