• A Truly Big Man

    There are limits to what the human body can withstand. And there are men that, for little more than the sheer pleasure of doing so, thrive on pushing their bodies beyond those limits to a place only their minds see as possible. In the world of lifting ridiculously heavy...
  • A Brush With Death, And Then Life

    It’s Christmas, the most loving and joyous time of year for many. Amidst the lights and music and soft warm images steeped in love and good will, there is another reality, a more painful one for others. The memories of what was and wasn’t and the pain of now...
  • The Northender

    Tomorrow they will hold a memorial service for one of the most influential men in my life. He will be celebrated by his family, friends and the city that loved him, and that he loved. The flags are being flown at half-mast in Regina, Saskatchewan. The service will be...
  • Thou Shalt Not Piss On Thy Neighbors Board Fence

    “Thou Shalt Not Piss On Thy Neighbors Board Fence” ~ Thelma Brakstad – And Jesus Christ for a brief time in my youth ~ My Grandmother told me that she never liked going to church, but what she really meant was that she had little use for church-going folks...
  • More Than Just Being There

    On June 26th of this year, I turned 57 years old. I was told years before by some experts that I would be dead by the time I was 57. Nothing motivates me more than proving an expert wrong when they have an opinion about the path my life...
  • Darbe Schlosser, The Boxing Brain Scientist

    On any given day you can find her there, at Nash Performance Training Center in Las Vegas, mentally glued to her clients as she coaxes, cajoles, and encourages them through a busy workout. She could be just a kid, in her early 20’s maybe, usually wearing a tank top,...
  • The Guy I Looked Up To

    There is a place, far away from here, where I spent many of my boyhood summers. My Granny and Grandpa lived there, and spending time with them was the source of my greatest happiness back then. Everyone in town liked my Granny, and respected my Grandpa, “Big John” as...
  • Shooting Mr. Olympia

    I met Phil Heath in 2005 when I was working for Flex Magazine. Even then he was seen as a guy that could go all the way by industry pundits and magazine folk. I was tasked to keep close to him all weekend as the following Monday he was...
  • Creative Minds

    Creative people are an odd bunch. They see things differently, ask odd questions, think of things few others would have cross their minds, then they blow you away with the things they create with that same inquisitive and unique mind. I love meeting and working with creative people because...
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