Our pet came to us by accident. He was a skinny, ten-month old pit bull who was punched, kicked and dragged by his previous owner in the industrial part of Brooklyn, NY. As soon as the owner walked into the bodega, he was ours. That was our first rescue.
The first time I saw him, I had glanced outside my living room apartment window to check the weather before an evening class. Downstairs, I saw a woman walking a brown and white puppy. My heart skipped a beat. It was love at first sight.
I always found it interesting how people could have such strong opinions about a couple of people and a dog they've never met. Fear is an interesting thing. Do we listen to that fear, and euthanize Wallace to guarantee that he never hurts anybody? Or do we take our chances?
No matter where your interests lie on the musical spectrum, there should be something for you. So, if you're looking for a few new tunes to liven up your summer workouts, this month's playlist will give you 10 great places to start.
The term activism has become such a cliché, we have become unsure of its actual meaning. Take online petitions for example, or what I consider to be the ultimate in Slacktivism technology.
I was a bigot. Hence, I can sympathize with all those who still are. I was terrified of pit bulls. I knew very little about them, but what I'd heard in the media sure sounded terrifying. But it turns out it's utter garbage. All of it. Even the term "pit bull" is junk zoology.
Uno de los países con más fútbol en la sangre no disfruta de su Copa del Mundo. Protestas violentas y cortes de calles empañaron una de las ceremonias inaugurales más pobres de los mundiales. ¿Qué pasó? ¿Cómo es que de una aceptación por ser sede del Mundial de más del 70% de los brasileños se pasó al 45 por ciento?
La grande festa del pallone è cominciata. Sì, ma quale festa? Non nelle strade, dove la violenza impera. A farne le spese sono stati i giornalisti e chi manifesta pacificamente, per degli ideali alti e importanti, gente perbene che chiede, a gran voce, sanità e istruzione. Perché non si scherza mai, nemmeno nei giorni del Dio Pallone, con la salute e con il futuro dei nostri figli.
Now I'm not averse to a song with, shall we say, accessible lyrics. But I'm from the 90s-New-Order-John-Barnes school of World Cup songs. As a music therapist, I can't argue with John Barnes when he advises,"You've got to hold and give, but do it at the right time / You can be slow or fast but you must get to the line." It's like he's been observing my music therapy sessions.
Dopo "waka waka" ecco Ole Ola, e i mondiali possono cominciare col loro nuovo inno. E conviene farsela piacere subito, perché il ritornello arriverà nostro malgrado. Ma ve lo ricordate l'inno dei mondiali 1978? Lo scrisse Ennio Morricone, probabilmente il più bello della storia dei mondiali di calcio. E invece no, Ole Ola: un bel ritratto dell'indifferenza piagnona mascherata con l'impegno da soldi spicci.
This month's top 10 list provides a succinct argument for the dominance of electronic music on the pop charts.
Um CD oficial com uma dezena de faixas supostamente fazem a trilha da competição, mas que ninguém se lembra. No CD da "nossa" Copa tem Santana, Bebel Gilberto, Carlinhos Brown e Shakira outra vez. E, claro, tem também Claudia Leitte (que é da Sony e não Ivete, que é da Universal).
This month's top 10 list is as eclectic as they come. From the Top 40, you'll find a trio of collaborations featuring Enrique Iglesias, Macklemore, and Shakira.
Enrique casually leans on one woman's nearly naked bottom, while another woman grinds hers into his right ear. He buries his handsome face in the crevice of the first woman's arse. The camera pans across a room filled with women in bikinis, lacy lingerie, and see-through underwear. The men are fully clothed.
There are two kinds of people: those who are happy for the dog Maple; and those who would prefer to see her dead. Oddly enough, the latter includes some of the most famous animal rights activists in the world. Maple, you see, is a pit bull.
The end of the year is a great time to survey workout music for two reasons. First, it provides a chance to look back at the year that's winding down and reminisce. Second, the new year is when folks make resolutions -- often to get into better shape -- and the recap includes a few songs that might help with that.