Category Archives: sex

50 Years of Running: Don’t be a dick about being a jock.

Heading into a senior season in high school cross country, I can’t say that there were a list of concrete goals at work. Knowing that the Sectional Wall awaited me at the end of the season, I had little confidence … Continue reading

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50 years of running: winter track transitions

Following a freshman basketball season in which the team’s emphasis on court fitness tailed off toward the end, I took a weekend off before turning out for track that following Monday. Their was a ritual in receiving cotton sweats and … Continue reading

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Everything you need to know about sexualization in women’s sports in one image

This morning my Facebook news feed opened up to reveal a telling juxtaposition of two images and competing headlines. The first story link documents the decision by German gymnastics competitors to wear full body suits rather than participate in the … Continue reading

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It’s Friday. Let’s talk some more about butt cheeks.

As I’ve written before, butt cheeks are everywhere these days. From fashion-leading Instagram models to earnest guys sporting thongs on the beach, butt cheeks are no longer banned from public view. A friend just posted this photo on Instagram of … Continue reading

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Trust your doctor when the advice is to “Keep going”

I had my annual physical this past Saturday morning. It went pretty well, other than the fact that the doctor found the big purple bruise on my ass quite amusing. “How did you get that?” he asked. “I came in … Continue reading

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It’s just bodies, sex and all that

Some people seem to be born with knowledge of what sex is all about. During those formative years in which sex first entered the picture, so to speak, it seemed so tantalizing and out of reach that it vexed me … Continue reading

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Dealing with anxiety in an anxious age

This pandemic anxiety and the economic worries that come it it make the world feel as if it is locked in worried state and unable to get out. Perhaps there is something to be learned from this era, because the … Continue reading

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Asleep or awake, this is how I choose to live

Last night before going to sleep I flipped through a booklet of results from my days of running cross country at Luther College. I’d stored those books in the bedroom desk and was looking for something else when I opened … Continue reading

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There is still some Wonder Left

One of the most difficult tasks in life is sustaining a sense of wonder about the world and daily experiences. So much of our existence is taken up by routine and obligations that finding a thrill can be tough as … Continue reading

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Good energy all around

The term “good energy” has been recruited to serve a number of purposes and connotations in this world. It substitutes for “clean energy” in the growing field of alternative fuels, and “good energy” means moral power in the realm of … Continue reading

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