What’s Your Real Workout Goal?

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This morning was a typical morning at the gym… A woman on the recumbent bike reading a magazine. Another woman first striding on the elliptical machine and then looking like she’s doing some sort of interpretative dance with dumbells weighing less than a supersized soda. Yet another woman almost breaking a sweat on the stairmaster. […]

Lift Weights Slowly for Good Gains with Less Risk

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How fast should you move the iron when you’re weightlifting? You can find experts suggesting everything from explosive movement to very slow movement. Years ago, a famous bodybuilder, whose name escapes me at the moment, was a huge proponent of slow lifting, but as is often the case, these assertions were just anecdotal rather than based […]

Ubercart Quickbooks Integration and Ubercart Shipping Integration Options

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Integrating shipping with an online store has it’s share of challenges and is a common subject of conversation in the forums for Ubercart (USPS Shipping Labels), osCommerce (non-answers on USPS integration and no answer though there does seem to be some integration). Sadly, if you should be so lucky as to be on osCommerce, X-Cart, […]

Remembering Bob Kingdon, 1927–2010

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Friday saw the passing of Bob Kingdon, my mentor, advisor, boss and dear friend of 22 years. Bob was a scholar of the first order, a man of the absolutely finest character who set an example that is hard to match. He will be deeply missed. Bob returned from conferences excited about some new second […]

The Devil and the Consistory Never Sleep

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One of my favorite characterizations of the Consistory, the one in the title, came from a family living out in the rural village of Vandœuvres in the Genevan hinterland. The origins of the incident go back to October 1554 when Michel Chapelle’s young grandson died. The family laid out the body in their home and […]