There are experts out there, whom are very skilled in the art, tactics, techniques, philosophy, approach, and execution of knife fighting. They are experts, because they’re more knowledgeable and capable than anyone else, but as good as they are, how many students are coming away from their training, believing they can defend themselves in an … Continue reading Satya and the Reality of Knife Fighting
Let’s Not Upset Our Entire Applecart
There’s your applecart, stacked high and neat, full of apples. It took time, toil, and stress to get to this point and to bring it to the top of this hill. But now, the neater and higher it gets, the more apples slip out of place and some fall, so you carefully put them back. … Continue reading Let’s Not Upset Our Entire Applecart
Who Ordered the Salmon? I Was Too Busy Trying to Remember.
There are places to take notes, like … at a restaurant. There’s no added or greater perceived value to me, when a waiter shows up to our table to take our order with no note pad. I don’t understand this practice. Especially if there are more than two people and even worse, if there are … Continue reading Who Ordered the Salmon? I Was Too Busy Trying to Remember.
The Better We Understand the Black and White of Things, the More Effectively We Can Live and Operate Within the Gray
“There are no boundaries in the real planet earth. No United States, no Russia, no China, no Taiwan. Rivers flow unimpeded across the swaths of continents. The persistent tides, the pulse of the sea do not discriminate; they push against all the varied shores on Earth.” – Jacques Cousteau Humans create lines, boundaries, milestones, thresholds, … Continue reading The Better We Understand the Black and White of Things, the More Effectively We Can Live and Operate Within the Gray
Guilt and Judgment are for the Dammed
Dave Chapelle said, “I don’t get mad at a photograph, because it wasn’t taken today.” Something that has permeated our lives and is prevalent today is a concept called Presentism. It’s a hellish habit of interpreting past events in terms of today’s values, philosophies, and knowledge, while having an uncritical adherence to these “now” values, … Continue reading Guilt and Judgment are for the Dammed