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Answering That First Hater

Well, it had to happen. After announcing the new fitness & nutrition business my wife have launched, I got my first message (via Facebook) that read: “Are you serious? You’re doing the Beach Body thing? Isn’t that for women? You give up your man card? Don’t be a p*ssy. Lift hard, run hard. Eat clean. It’s all you need.” Okay. I’ve known this man for about twenty years and he truly believes exactly what he sent. I guess there may be some misperception of Beach Body, its origins and gender specificity… but give up my man card? I don’t think so. Continue reading

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Civilian Response To Active Shooters Situations

In recent weeks, with active shooter events having occurred at a mall, a church and as children got off a school bus, I’ve seen some postings in various online forums from civilians who hold concealed carry permits asking, “How should we react to this?” The question they are asking, in general, is what they should be doing if they’re on the scene and the shooting starts. I was at first conflicted as to how to answer this question. Then, having developed an answer, I strongly prefaced it with “this is just my opinion“. There are far too many “what if”s that come into play when considering a response to an active shooter – even for police officers who are off duty. Those “what if”s multiply tenfold for a civilian who is legally armed and happens to be on hand when a shooting starts. What to do?  Continue reading

A Fighting Generation?

It is an observable oddity of the American society that we sometimes act or behave exactly opposite to what is in our best interests. I know a great many people who act oddly when they are falling in love, but that’s not really a surprise is it? Some people say that a soldier who sacrifices himself for his fellow soldiers has acted oddly, but others understand the selfless sacrifice he made – and should be honored for. What strikes me this week that I’ll write about in this article is how our American society seems to be structuring itself to raise ever more pacifist citizens at a time in our history when we are most in need of warriors. Continue reading