Post Truth or Post Trust?

Some Historical Perspective One generation questioning the cherished assumptions of the previous is not new, especially in times of crisis. While the Visigoths ran wild in the streets of Ancient Rome, Christian Bishop Augustine wrote The City of God Against the Pagans and flipped the script on classical Roman ethics. In 1517 an incensed monk… Continue reading Post Truth or Post Trust?

The Jab

The knowledge that you can knock a man out with one punch, that however far behind you fall in the fight you can pull it out with one shot can be dangerous in a fighter. It can lead to passivity in the early rounds and letting a match slip away.  The Jab is different.  The… Continue reading The Jab

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Thoughts While Learning to Code

A modern day witch doctor in Fremont, California.

Primitive Man utilized magic as a childish approximation of science. Magicians, sorcerers, shamans and the like, used people’s intuitive understanding of cause and effect, and simple incredulity, to claim control over the workings of the world with charms, spells, invocations, potions, and the like.  Eventually, even savages realized that the magician’s trick didn’t work. However,… Continue reading Thoughts While Learning to Code

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A Taxonomy of Courage

Physical courage is performing an action despite the fear of physical pain or death.  Intellectual courage is overcoming the fear of complication and the natural aversion to feeling confused.  Moral courage is doing what you know to be right regardless of the potential negative personal consequences. It’s possible to have physical courage and be neither… Continue reading A Taxonomy of Courage

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Abraham Lincoln: Genius of Labor

  “The Prime Condition of the Free Man is Strength.” Rolland    When he was young, he was “as strong as three or four men put together”; lifting Old Mrs. Robinson’s Chicken Coup and moving it across her yard, or carrying 600 pounds of logs by himself, 1,000 pounds of rocks, chopping down trees with… Continue reading Abraham Lincoln: Genius of Labor

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MMA Paranaesis

Don’t give up.  This doesn’t mean charging blindly into destruction or courting hardship just to prove how tough you are, but always recognizing your authentic will instead of your animal appetites and developing the first unfailingly as a means to master the other. Use everything you have, commit, and don’t hold back. Choose wisely what… Continue reading MMA Paranaesis

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