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Book Report, June 2013

on July 1, 2013
  • Folks, This Ain’t Normal, Joel Salatin. Caution: this book will make you want to go buy a farm.
  • Becoming a Supple Leopard, Kelly Starrett. Holy posture correction, Batman! Everything I thought I knew is wrong, from standing to sitting to pushups. Everyone shows me the “right” way to do pushups — elbows next to the body and all that — but I just could never get it to work; turns out I need to 1) screw my shoulder joint in (no slack) which helps 2) turn my “elbow pit” forward (just like posturing in guard) and then 3) squeeze my glutes. And yes, I got down on the floor at work when I read that and did a pushup the right way.

3 responses to “Book Report, June 2013

  1. I’m always interested in what Joel Salatin has to say about food and farming. I should check that one out. Have you been out to Polyface? I believe it’s not far from you, but then I know nothing of geography. Either way, it’s worth the trip, I think.

    • leslie says:

      Oh yes — when he’s talking, I listen. This book covers a lot of history, what changes were made & why and how this affects us now.

      I haven’t been, though I want to. It’s near Staunton, right near where 81 & 64 meet.

    • leslie says:

      This book also includes a list of ideas at the end of each chapter for how to start addressing the issues he raises.

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