Life isn’t going back to “Business as Usual” for a while.

Just last Monday, things in the United States felt like business as usual; the market took a hit, and the Coronavirus was spreading, but the disruption in our daily lives still felt minimal. That sentiment feels like a lifetime ago.

In the past week, the United States went into wartime mode; Sports seasons evaporated, events a year in the making vanished overnight, the market took its worst single-day plunge in 33 years, States & Cities issued orders to close almost all public venues, at least one US town is under military-style lockdown, and the White House finally declared a National…


As of me writing this, Joe Biden leads the Democratic Primary with 627 Delegates.

I did not vote for Joe Biden in the California primary. I have not supported him throughout the race so far. Of the initial crop of “moderates”, I can say that his campaign is the one which enthused me the least — that’s including Mike Bloomberg.

And yet, in the wake of a historic Super Tuesday comeback, I am among those contending with the notion that Joe Biden, once written off as a brash, down-and-out relic of a bygone era, has become a legitimate contender for the 2020 Democratic Nomination.

Initially, I was disheartened. It didn’t help that I had…


Rapinoe after a 2–1 victory over France, both goals of which she scored

Yet again, in the midst of a seemingly unending barrage of outrage-worthy public and legislative spectacles by this current administration, I find myself particularly frustrated not by President Trump’s ignorance of Constitutional law or irresponsible rhetoric overseas; but, rather, by his treatment of professional athletes — or, more accurately, one professional athlete in particular: the USWNT’s Megan Rapinoe.

In a World Cup run already laden with its own fair share of symbolism and social significance (as well as its own confusing pseudo-controversy surrounding supposed “bad sportsmanship” in the team’s record-breaking 13–0 opening victory over Thailand), Rapinoe in particular has provoked…


Howdy there, internet. Your boy is back.

I hope you enjoyed part 1 of this series (if you didn’t catch it, you can check it out here: https://medium.com/@parkersaussy/saussys-guide-to-sexy-summer-abs-pt-1-food-metabolism-8f42f5239055), and I hope you’re already hard at work cleaning up those diets and devising your UberEats-proof meal prep strategies. With any luck, you’re probably already well on your way to turning heads and shocking passing acquaintances as you strut poolside at Wet Republic this summer. Godspeed, friend — few may ever know the feeling.

But still, there is much more work to be done. We’ve already covered (most) of what it takes…


Yeah, I know — that’s definitely not me.

Hey there, internet. Hope ya didn’t miss me too bad.

It’s officially April, which means that we’ve all got about 2 months or so before Summer is in full swing and all those hard-earned beach bodies will start to come in handy (maybe half that long if you’re in LA). The objective sciences of Instagram and Musical.ly have proven that, perhaps especially so during the coming months, every mildly visible abdominal ripple proportionally translates to an increasingly better time at the many pool parties and beach trips that are sure to come across our calendars. …


In the past year, it seems like the Ketogenic Diet — the “Keto” diet, for short — has had something of a boom in popularity. Every lifestyle personality has started pitching it, every supplement brand line has added an exogenous ketone to their catalogue, and every “life-hack” Instagram entrepreneur has turned to plugging a high-fat/low-carb diet as a means of unlocking some otherwise unrealized potential.

And, as with every meteoric fitness/nutrition trend that works its way into the mainstream, this burst in popularity has come with its own (un)healthy share of misinformation and opportunism. Keto is often being sold to…


Last week on Instagram, I posted a high-color-saturation photo of my lunch meal prep lineup for the week of 1/28–2/1. There wasn’t much reasoning behind it — I just thought it looked pretty. Since then, I’ve gotten a lot of questions from friends and family about my meal prep strategy or exercise/training routines, as well as about various dieting trends or nutrition in general. …


Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) — Our Illustrious Author

A few weeks ago, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell published a relatively short op-ed on Fox News’ website entitled “Will Dems work with us, or simply put partisan politics ahead of the country?” wherein he implored (or, more appropriately, pined internally) for Congressional Democrats, now in possession of a substantial majority in the House of Representatives in the wake of the November 6th elections, to embrace a conciliatory, collaborative path with their Republican counterparts and to steer away from, as McConnell worded it, “partisan politics.” …


With record voter turnout flowing in (around 49% nationally, a record high not seen for decades, as well as the highest number of votes ever cast in a midterm election), California’s state ballot propositions enjoyed some of their highest exposure yet, both within the state’s borders as well as nationally.

As a fitting reprise from my previous article (a whopping 12,000+ word opus which, though perhaps not as time-sensitive anymore, you should definitely check out if you’re interested), and with 100% of precincts finally reporting in, I wanted to give my 2 cents on the actual results of every ballot…


On November 6th, next Tuesday, millions of Americans across the country (or, if 2014's rates are to serve as any indicator, roughly 35.9% of them—a marked 5.1% drop from the 2010 midterms) will head to the polls and cast their votes for Senators, Representatives, Governors, Judges, and all manner of public officials whose judgement and policy making affects us every day.

However, for those of us living in the great state/perpetually wildfire-ridden traffic pileup of California, there is one more category to add to this list: the 12 (actually 11, but we’ll get to that) 2018 Ballot Propositions, each voted…

Parker Saussy

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