As Ireland prepares for a referendum to repeal the 8th amendment, the constitutional ban on abortion, men seem to have a lot to say on the subject. I know: shocker, right? There is no doubt that abortion is a hugely emotive subject, but it takes a special kind of arrogance and sense of entitlement – … More Attention Men: Let’s Sit This One Out
Here’s a pro tip: some of the best people to talk to about your troubles are ones who don’t know you or anybody around you at all. When I stopped drinking five years ago, I started to go to a weekly meeting called SMART (Self-Management And Recovery Training). Every Saturday morning, 8:30am for an hour … More “Let’s Talk” – How to Keep a Healthy Mind
Banning tackling from youth rugby. In response to Ross Tucker’s article, ‘Injury risk and a tackle ban in youth Rugby Union: reviewing the evidence and searching for targeted, effective interventions. A critical review (Tucker, Raftery & Vergagen, 2016)’, Ger made the following criticism. Having nothing better to do on the plane to Dublin, I read … More
I didn’t know I had access to the entire back catalog of The New York Times through my library card. How cool is that! New unhealthy obsession: reading the front page of the newspaper on this day in 1933. Hitler was made Chancellor on January 30th. So, what was he up to the day after … More NYT – Today in 1933 – March 1st
Extracts of a thread on Betsy Andreu’s Facebook page pushing the upcoming CBS ’60 Minutes’ episode about mechanical doping. Other posts added for context to see to what BA and JB chose to respond. Other posters listed as XX except where names given by BA/JB in their replies. Betsy Andreu: Watch 60 Minutes this Sunday … More Betsy, Bikes and Bruyneel
A friend’s teenage son recently asked her to explain “Trump’s thing with Planned Parenthood”. Let me take a crack at that: “It’s very simple, Jack. Do you know the way we close the door behind us when we go into the doctor’s office? Because what we say to our doctor is private, and nobody in … More Trump & Planned Parenthood
A friend posted a story about her 8-year old child’s first day back at soccer practice after recovering from a concussion. A boy asked her where she had been, and she explained that she couldn’t play because she was hurt. The boy showed her a scrape he had on his arm and told her , … More Playing through pain? Don’t. You’re a bad teammate.