“Walk on the road. Walk right side, safe. Walk left side, safe. Walk middle; sooner or later, get squished just like grape. Here, karate same thing. Either you karate do yes, or karate do no. You karate do guess-so, squish, just like grape. Understand?” Mr. Miyagi; circa 1984. This is true everywhere in our lives, … Continue reading Life: Let’s Not Be So Guess-So About It
Half-life is a term commonly used in the world of nuclear physics and pharmaceuticals; the time required for a quantity to reduce to half its initial value. And from there, it’s all downhill at an exponential rate. But what about that doughnut. Yesterday it was fresh, last night it was edible, but today its dried … Continue reading What Do We Do When Passion is Half Dead?
When I was in Yoga teacher training, I thought it would be cool to pick up a Mala necklace. Yeah, I’m calling it a necklace. A string of beads in a circle, we wear around our neck. Necklace. Anyways, I figured why not; you know? I already have the bracelets, so why not the necklace. … Continue reading The Number of the Universe
While I was studying athletic training at Temple University, one of my mother’s friends came up to me and asked, “Hey Rob, what can I do to get rid of this?”, flicking her triceps fat, while eating a donut. Hmm. Very attractive. As I got into the real answer, she interrupted me with, “No, I … Continue reading Why is Reality a Hard Sell? 3 Questions
“The cold is an absolute doorway to the soul.” - Wim Hof, The Ice Man I’ve run four Tough Mudders and five other obstacle course races. Why do people do this? Everyone has their reasons, but for me, when I’m in the freezing ice-water, crawling through claustrophobic pipes half filled with water, jumping off platforms … Continue reading An Absolute Doorway to the Soul
Can we save the planet? No. It’s a damn planet! If the sun eventually wants to engulf the earth, there’s nothing we can do about it. It was here before us and it will be here after us. So, when we talk about saving the planet, we’re really talking about saving ourselves. It’s about optimizing … Continue reading World Peace?
“If your goal is to become a yoga teacher, five-and-a-half months are good enough. If your goal is to become a yogi, it may happen in five-and-a-half seconds, or it may not happen in five-and-a-half lifetimes, because it is not of the physical nature. It depends on how an individual being allows it to happen.” … Continue reading Am I No Yogi?