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Kids doing burpees!

posted by Joshua on June 27, 2016 in Fitness
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I stumbled across these videos and couldn’t help sharing them.

Almost anyone can do burpees. Why not do some today?

I’ll note that nearly everyone, including the adults are doing the push-up with poor form, not keeping their backs straight. Pushing your shoulders up while bending back at the waist undermines that part. Might as well leave the push-up out or work on the form.

Also note the rowing machine in the background of the first video.

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Non-judgmental Ethics Sunday: Can You Keep a Woman From Courting Your Elderly Dad?

posted by Joshua on June 26, 2016 in Ethicist, Nonjudgment
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Continuing my series of alternative responses to the New York Times column, The Ethicist, looking at the consequences of one’s actions instead of imposing values on others, here is my take on today’s post, “Can You Keep a Woman From Courting Your Elderly Dad?” We are a large family, and our father is in his[…] Keep reading →

Social battles won and lost

posted by Joshua on June 25, 2016 in Perception
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If I had to count winners and losers in big social and political battles, I’d write them out this way. I’m not describing my views, just how I’d call it based on the outcomes I see, maybe being melodramatic but I don’t think groundlessly. According to massshootingtracker.org, a crowd-sourced database of U.S. mass shootings that[…] Keep reading →