Government Cheese (why I really do this) – by John Burch

OSWEGO, NY - JUNE 20: A child waits with a box of food at a food distribution by the Food Bank of the Southern Tier Mobile Food Pantry on June 20, 2012 in Oswego, New York. The mobile food pantry program was introduced in 2007 in the Southern Tier of New York and covers nearly 4,000 predominately rural miles. The converted beverage truck delivers fresh produce, dairy products and other grocery items to individuals and families in need. The pantry typically distributes for a period of two hours and provides 100 to 160 families with food. According to the 2010 Census, 15.72% the population serviced by the mobile pantry live at or below the federal poverty level. According to statistics presented at a recent U.S. Senate committee hearing, almost one in seven Americans are living below the poverty line with a significant number of them being children.

Sometimes in the blur of running a business I forget what it feels like to live with that uncertainty of knowing there’s just not enough $ to take care of yourself and your family –

– and the shame that that carries with it –

– even when you are working as hard as you can, so it’s not your fault.

Is CrossFit Too sexy?

We’ve worked hard for the 6-pack, defined muscles and lifted booty. But at what point does your celebration of achievement turn into… selling sex?