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My first get-up with a 24-kg kettlebell

This week I completed Simple and Sinister training on Monday (24-kg bell for swings, 20-kg bell for get-ups), some gymnastics prep training on Tuesday, and today I mixed gymnastics prep training with S&S swings and get-ups....

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I knew you was preachers

I had been depressed for at least a year when I went to my doctor for help and began taking an antidepressant. I came out of the tunnel vision of depression quickly with the help of medication. Almost as soon as I did, I...

I knew you was preachers

I had been depressed for at least a year when I went to my doctor for help and began taking an antidepressant. I came out of the tunnel vision of depression quickly with the help of medication. Almost as soon as I did, I...

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I saw a black face and smiled

I smiled at a woman while pumping gas into my car at QuickTrip this morning. I only saw her for a fraction of a minute and then she was gone, but I thought she looked a little surprised as she drove past. Social protocol does...

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Catching up with the Baptists

Maybe it was my first real date. I can’t remember after all these years, but going out with Jeraldine Crabtree was definitely very early in my dating life. Jerry was pretty, stylish, and had honey blonde hair down to her waist....

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Can we talk?

Harvey had developed a bad habit. It started with barking to let my wife know he needed to go outside to “go potty.” Being alerted before a 4-month old Golden Retriever goes in the house is a wonderful thing, but Harvey figured...

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Get up. You gotta come. We need help!

We woke up to the sounds of a man banging on our door and calling for everyone in the men’s dormitory where I lived in Clinton, Mississippi to get up. I was a senior at Mississippi College that day in April, 1979. My roommate...

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My happiest moment today

My dog and I stopped walking around the block when it got hot this summer; I was afraid walking on the street in the heat of the day would burn Kurtie’s foot pads. We could walk early in the morning before the sun had baked the...

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