I am grateful for the surgeons who aren’t assholes. I am grateful for Taxol and Carboplatin and painkillers and radiation and CA-125 markers and carrot juice. For clean windows and Tylenol and singing penguins. For poppies and Subway and walks around the neighborhood. For candles finally lit, for losing our expectations. For flat rate boxes […]
GROWING UP, I used to pretend that my red Radio Flyer was my very own car. I’d take imaginary trips to see my grandmother in southern Utah, holding an invisible steering wheel as I guided the “car” along each bend in the road. When I arrived at her house, I never wanted to leave. Some […]
My college bud Trevor sent me this video, a cover of the original “I Kissed A Girl” by Katy Perry. I was shocked to see it has 5.4 million views and 17,000+ comments. Watch for the little “surprise” around minute 2:40. httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0292ZQgmxqI
he last time the stock market crashed like this, in 1987, it was a cold splash of water in my 13-year-old face. Back then, I was Sam Francis: the teen tycoon behind Sam’s Candy, a little candy shop in Bountiful, Utah. It was a jarring first lesson to a kid who’d wind up being a […]
Celebrity Trainer Sam Page Tells California: “Vote No on Prop 8” from Sam Page on Vimeo.
BRONSON, DUBBED “COWBOY” BY HIS BEST FRIEND CHAD PRESSWOOD, TURNS 40 TODAY. And he’s taking that 40-year old bull by the horns. In the last year of his thirties, Bronson joined the rodeo, traveled to Spain and Bora Bora, met his long lost sister, faced his childhood demon, and got married.
Soccer league ignores anti-gay, violent play on the field. Molly and Karima are domestic partners living in Los Angeles. A successful married couple, they juggle several businesses, five dogs, and a busy season of soccer practice and games. In the interest of full disclosure: I’m their fitness coach, and I’ve come to know them well […]
Bronson might tell you that sometimes it’s hell to be married to a Virgo fitness trainer. I him on our first date: “I don’t date people I train, and I don’t train people I date.” (Luckily, I said nothing about people I marry). Well Bronson didn’t need any help from me. He’s been eating right, […]
In Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Matthew Broderick’s character makes the following observation: “Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop to look around every once in awhile, you could miss it.” I’d say Ferris got it right. Years ago, I learned that my uncle, Jeffrey Dietrich Larsen, was in the end stages of a two year […]