Fencing Training Goals and Periodization

The fencing season in most US Fencing Divisions poses significant problems in the periodization of training for competitive fencers. Fencing is now a year-round sport, with competitions in all months, and in some cases opportunities for fencers to fence in a meet within driving distance every weekend. In this environment, planning a periodized training program…

Chile – A South Pacific Gay Adventure

When you think of holiday destinations in the South Pacific with beautiful beaches and a warm, clear blue ocean, then Chile is probably not the first destination which comes to mind. However, this long, narrow strip of coastal land wedged between the Andes Mountains and the Pacific Ocean—rather like a large snake— known as the…

Buying Vs Renting a Compound Bow

When you are first starting to hunt with compound bows, you have to decide whether you’re going to buy or a rent your bow. There are a number of pros and cons to renting a bow and it works for some people, but not for other. Here’s some info below to help you decide whether…

Autumn Storm (A Short Story)

(Concerning Grandpa Evens and Chick Evens, Autumn of 1962) A cloud covered a part of the diminishing autumn sun-it was near evening (twilight an hour away), and Chick stepped into the backyard. The yard had been racked and the fall leaves blew all about. Chick stopped and picked up an old iron rake, as the…

Solar Energy In The Home

I was going to call this article "solar heating in the home" but then I realized that I would be perpetuating the myth that heating is a primary use for solar energy and so I changed my mind. The reason solar energy is not hugely useful for heating the home is common sense really. In…