Author: Terry

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Which nature do you mean?

I stopped to take a photo today of a praying mantis. This jerk didn’t like my attention. I’ve never seen a mantis fly, especially not right at me. Insects in general are pretty horrible creatures. They eat anything smaller than themselves, including their own siblings and babies. They don’t often...

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Graphic Novel and Comic Creator’s Group – The Writers’ Rooms

At the end of September, there’s a new writers’ group in Iowa City, The Paneled Room, one of The Writers’ Rooms. I’ve been so impressed with The Writers’ Rooms, a non-profit organization that: ENDEAVORS TO HELP ALL WRITERS WITH THEIR CRAFT. WE STRIVE TO ENCOURAGE AND FOSTER COMMUNITY-SOURCED KNOWLEDGE TO HELP LEAD...

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Attending the CrossFit Level 1 Trainer (CF-L1) Course

I attended the CrossFit Level 1 Trainer Course (CF-L1) this past weekend and wanted to share my experience. I won’t know whether I passed the test when I post this [edit 8/27/2018–I passed]. I feel like I did, but regardless, I got so much out of this weekend. It was a...

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What’s Wrong With Protein as a Processed Food

What’s the value in consuming protein shakes and protein bars? To get more protein in our diets, you say. We all know by now that we need to focus on getting more protein if we want to feel satiated and lose fat, build muscle and strengthen our immune systems. What...

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The Fitness Industry Has the Energy Systems All Wrong

The title may be a bit of an overstatement, but research (that’s not so new) shows more clearly how our energy systems work together…and THAT changes how we should train. Like most trainers (and those interested in metabolism or taking high school biology), I learned we have three energy systems...