When I was a kid, I liked my sneaker laces tied tight. Then I would double knot them, so that they wouldn’t come untied. Sometimes, I couldn’t untie them, so I would wrestle my sneakers off and throw them in a corner. But, the next morning, the old and worn laces were a big, messy, … Continue reading It’s Knot That Bad
Towards the end of eighth grade, I met with my counselor and went over options for which high school I’d attend. With my grades, it was assumed I’d go right up the street to the vo-tech based high school. Mmm, not for me. Besides, it was in my neighborhood and my neighborhood sucked. I wanted … Continue reading Failing on Purpose and the Importance of Trusting Yourself
And ...it was awesome! I felt the presence of my master instructor across the dojo, as I practiced kicks on the heavy bag. I knew he was watching and so, I did a bit of showing off. A Retired South Korean military (ROK Armed Forces) and a sixth degree black belt, his experiential wisdom was … Continue reading The Day My Ego Got a Smack-Down
We texted them this morning and they haven’t gotten back to us. The non-response leaves a huge gap. So, our mind begins to construct a story to fill it in and that story is the worst possible and/or outlandish scenario our creative mind can manifest. It could be anything from a car accident to a … Continue reading Why Do We Do This to Ourselves?
Midnight, at the crossroads of highways 49 and 61, Robert Johnson sold his soul to the devil. He handed his guitar to ... let's just call him the Devil, who tuned it, played a few songs and handed the instrument back to Johnson and he became one of the greatest blues guitarists of all time. … Continue reading Let’s Make a Deal with the Devil; Sort of.