Finding Feyisa Lilesa (Part 2)

In August 2016, Feyisa Lilesa won Olympic glory. His next challenge: keep himself and his family alive and safe in the face of Ethiopian ethnic purges. Part 1: The Oromo Part 2: The Reunion After three weeks in a Rio de Janeiro hotel following the 2016 Olympics, Feyisa Lilesa moved … Read more

Interview with Juliet Starrett of Standup Kids

Juliet Starrett of Standup Kids talks about the benefits of standing desks

I have discussed the connections between cognitive function and physical movement and health in several previous articles (see especially “Fitness and Intelligence,” “Fitness, Cognitive Performance and Longevity Redux” and “Cognitive Ability and Physical Performance“). In this piece, I welcome some further insight on the subject from Juliet Starrett, founder of Standup … Read more

Interview with Laps filmmaker R.J. Lozada

R.J. Lozada is an award-winning multi-media journalist and filmmaker who explores and engages multiple diasporas. He earned an MFA in Documentary Film and Video from Stanford University, where he produced four short films: Justice is a Warm Cupcake, Andy’s Youth, Distance Between, and Laps, a documentary about the San Quentin … Read more

Finding Feyisa Lilesa (Part 1)

Six months ago, Feyisa Lilesa won Olympic glory. His next challenge: keep himself and his family alive and safe in the face of Ethiopian ethnic purges. On the final day of the 2016 Rio Olympics, Feyisa Lilesa crossed the marathon finish line in second place. As he did so, he raised … Read more

RumbleRoller Giveaway

a Rafflecopter giveaway I have long been fascinated by the overlap of physical fitness and philosophy. My final paper in my very first college philosophy course was an overview of depictions of physical virtue across several works of philosophy. But the most direct influence behind the creation of KineSophy comes … Read more

The Secrets of Superagers

The Secrets of Superagers

Earlier this month, I argued that life and longevity are not, in and of themselves, virtues. There is nothing about life itself that is good; a good life is one that is lived productively and enjoyably. And to the extent that we live well, living well longer allows us to … Read more