Marty Gallagher

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PUMPING IRONY: Sixteen Tons

There’s a scene in Shane, one of my favorite westerns, in which the gunslinger Shane (played by Alan Ladd) and the homesteader Joe Starrett (Van Heflin) do battle with a gnarly old stump in Starrett’s dusty front yard. They go after it with axes for a while and, when they see it’s weakening, they just start pushing... Read more »

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PUMPING IRONY: Tasting Retirement

My eldest sibling likes to remind those of us who envy his retirement lifestyle that the one big problem with life after work is that "every day is a Saturday," which is to say a day in which you tend to go shopping, have lunch or dinner out and generally open your wallet on more occasions than you might otherwise do so.

Purposefully Primitive

Our ancestors built their amazing functional fitness through intense, daily physical demands and a no-nonsense, super-basic diet. There’s no reason why we can’t do the same.