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The "Super Uncles" of Samoa by Wray Herbert Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health Male homosexuality doesn’t make complete sense from an evolutionary point of view. It appears that the trait is heritable, but since homosexual men are much less likely to p ... Read on »
A warm glow in Bangkok by Wray Herbert Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health Say you are traveling in a foreign country, trying to find your way through the bustling capital city. Not Paris or London, some place a bit edgier. Bangkok. You don’ ... Read on »
Hyper-binding ain't for sissies by Wray Herbert Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health Imagine this hypothetical scenario: You’re at a cocktail party and the host introduces you to a stranger, whose name is Jeremy. It’s a crowded party, and as you chat wit ... Read on »
The Science of Prayer by Wray Herbert Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health Everyone who is in any kind of serious relationship—with a partner, a child, a close friend—has been guilty of transgression as one time or another. That’s because we’re not ... Read on »
Revisiting the Green Monster by Wray Herbert Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health When South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford was caught red-handed returning from a tryst with his Argentine mistress last June, he told the Associated Press that he had met hi ... Read on »
Hearses, coffins and the meaning of life by Wray Herbert Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health In the darkly funny film classic Harold and Maude, Harold is a 19-year-old who is obsessed with death and dying. He repeatedly fakes his own suicide, drives around in ... Read on »
Savoring the passage of time by Wray Herbert Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health I take part in a spinning class a couple times a week, and I always position my bike so I can’t see the wall clock. Spinning is really hard, and I know from experi ... Read on »
Redemption for the fast and furious? by Wray Herbert Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health My kids cut their video gaming teeth on Super Mario Brothers in the late 80s, and I confess I had some qualms about buying our first Nintendo. Would these seemingly pointles ... Read on »
Remembering who's the grown-up by Wray Herbert Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health As a child, I used to drive my mother to distraction. It was my job. And my mother, for her part, would regularly threaten to wring my neck. It was kind of a family ritu ... Read on »
The Perils of Willpower by Wray Herbert Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health The coming holiday season looms as a nightmare of temptation for many, whether the lure is fruitcake or martinis. Most dieters and abstainers think of willpower as the key to ... Read on »
Some of my best friends are pawns by Wray Herbert Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health There are certain rules of conduct on which most ethical people would agree. It’s not nice to date the boss’s daughter just to get ahead in the company. Or marry her son. And ... Read on »
"The Piece of Cake Heuristic" by Wray Herbert Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health Don’t bother searching your long-term memory. There is no “Piece of Cake Heuristic.” I just made that up. I made it up and capitalized the main words and threw in an obscure w ... Read on »
Sugoi Warehouse Sale in Vancouver BC - Amazing Deals! by Wray Herbert Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon Last night we made our way in to Vancouver for the Sugoi Warehouse Sale. I was very happy to see a great selection of Brand Champion gear in ALL sizes and ALL at 50% off th ... Read on »
Sugoi Warehouse Sale in Vancouver BC by Wray Herbert Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon Will I see you there on Friday night? Read on »
A Case for the Distractible Toddler by Wray Herbert Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health When my oldest son was three years old, someone gave him a very large can of Legos as a gift, enough to build a fortress. So we decided to build a fortress. Or I did, but he w ... Read on »
Great 31km Run - Richmond To Vancouver and Back by Wray Herbert Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon I wanted to share a great 31km route with everyone. If you are training for a hilly event, then this is the route for you! Click on the photos below for a more detailed ro ... Read on »
Close Encounters of the Rude Kind by Wray Herbert Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health One of my personal crotchets is people who walk down busy city sidewalks without looking where they’re going. These days they might be texting on an electronic device, but it’ ... Read on »
Sugoi Brand Champion - Incredible! by Wray Herbert Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon Sugoi means Incredible or WOW in Japanese! A couple of weeks ago I was selected to participate in the Sugoi Brand Champions program. As my first ... Read on »
How Not to Pace a 5km Race by Wray Herbert Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon Notice anything interesting about my 5km splits for my Las Vegas 5km run? Even though the 1st km was all downhill, I knew I was in trouble when I checked my Garmi ... Read on »
In Las Vegas with Miss USA 2009 Kristen Dalton by Wray Herbert Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon Miss USA 2009 Kristen Dalton Originally uploaded by erinlesleylee Well, we were back in Vegas for another fun filled weekend. This trip we made our way out to the ... Read on »