True to form, and the reason for the title of this blog, what I am interested in trying and interested in writing about changes with great frequency. Believe it or not, this blog is much more linear than my daily life, at least in terms of what catches my attention and causes me to want … Continue reading
Tag Archives: Philosophy
Jiu Jitsu- good for more than choking the crap out of folks!
Getting back on the mat is challenging. I have forgotten a lot since I last spent time rolling with people, and the stuff I do remember is not exactly Kosher to pull in a traditional BJJ school. I first learned some Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in self defense training, and while I don’t remember how to … Continue reading
Dealing with A-Holes.
DAMN, but if there aren’t a ton of jerks out there. Seriously. Coworkers (or bosses), People you live near (neighbors, amiright?), in-laws, and family… And you. Yes. YOU are sometimes the asshole. Same with me. I *promise*. I have often, according to some people in my life on a daily basis, I am, in fact … Continue reading
Owning My Shit
Obviously I am interested in ways to become a better, more fulfilled, sexier and smarter human being. And this time of year caters to that impulse in a beautiful, shiny way! December and January always bring out the fitness apps and online programs, the moleskin journals for gaining efficiency and insight, and the life centering … Continue reading
A Totally Woo-woo Experience
I have been following Wim Hof for over two years now, listening to interviews and reading up on his ‘method.’ I have practiced his breathing regimen off and on during this time as well. I typically do the breathing exercises 2-3 times a week, and the cold shower routine about 4-5 days out of any … Continue reading
I am thinking about tribalism again, and in the very overblown way we are seeing it play out in our culture right now. I don’t really want to pick apart what I see happening politically and in our wider cultural war unfolding, but it has been on my mind, and any other thoughts I find … Continue reading
A false equivilancy
Here you go: soaking in cold water is just like jiu jitsu! Well, that’s not precisely what the term false equivalency indicates, but it has been tossed around in the media and Fbook so much recently I thought I would give one a try. My experiences with these two forms of training do, however, hold similarities. Many of … Continue reading
Tribes and values.
The amount of time we spend focused on matters outside of our value system is staggering, when you think about it. I spent too long away from writing, and now what pours out is a diatribe on values and philosophy. But storms have been blowing, weather has been changing, the rental house needed repairs, and the Salmon … Continue reading
It has been a few weeks since I have gone for a fully immersed cold swim. Summer travel, home projects, and time with the family has been a bit of a priority. But the laminate floors looks awesome, the Irish Fair in Minneapolis-St. Paul was a blast, and Micki and I came out of it … Continue reading
Old friends and short visits
I haven’t been back in the water in a few weeks as I wait for the jelly population to recede. I have tried the pool a few times and even connected with a local masters swim group. But intimidation got the best of me. They all appear so much stronger in the water than I … Continue reading