Month: April 2010

- Pumping Irony -

PUMPING IRONY: A Pretender at Parkour

Mr. Parkour and I paid a visit last night to Gleason’s Gym, a sprawling gymnastics center artfully hidden in a suburban industrial park just south of the city. This was not my idea, but I tagged along with my housemate/former child out of curiosity and a faint notion that I should be supporting his newly won interest in fitness. You’d... Read more »

- Pumping Irony -

PUMPING IRONY: A Step Behind

The other night, I was standing in the kitchen minding my own business when my son, whom I now refer to as Mr. Parkour, walked in to inquire about something or other, and while awaiting my response grabbed the molding above the door and cranked out a couple of modified pull-ups. Then, my daughter, who’s always been known... Read more »

- Nutrition -

Detox Done Right

The craze for fasting and cleansing has produced some fantastic claims, and some decidedly mixed results. Here’s how to separate the hype from the reality — and safely enjoy the benefits of a cleaner, happier body.