I have a bazillion windows with interesting articles open in my browser(s), but I picked the cream of the crop out for you. Enjoy!
Top Picks of the Week
- Great-grandmother and powerlifter. Pretty amazing.
- The Joy of Quiet. In a world of distraction and noise, the New York Times takes a look at the alternative.
- The Girl Who Loved Journalists: Stieg Larsson’s posthumous gift to an embattled industry. Really interesting analysis on thoughts towards journalism in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.
- Why You’re Worth More than a Penny per Word. Or even sixpence, for that matter.
- How Not to Pitch. Great insight here!
Grappling & MMA
- 10 Survival Tips for Visiting a New Grappling Academy. Don’t learn these the hard way, like I did!
- Cyborg Not Cybernetic, Merely Roiding: An In-Context Look is my piece on fighter Cristiane “Cyborg” Santos, who was recently suspended for testing positive for anabolic steroids following her last fight vs. Hiroko Yamanaka.
- Young Batters Barone at Downtown Showdown 2 in Minneapolis (Editorial) is my piece on Kaitlin Young’s fight with Anna Barone.
- Weekly Women’s MMA Wrap-Up: January 9, 2012 is my weekly women’s MMA column for Fightergirls.
- Hermes Franca sentenced to prison for sexually abusing a minor. Justice is served.