Artistically informed, tactically focused.

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After my last blog on here a few days ago, many highly intelligent people (and a few nincompoops having intelligent moments) have pointed out to me that the delineation between scientist and artist is a false dichotomy. I agree. As per usual on this blog, this is my thinking-out-loud space. So, out-loudly, here is what […]

Ignore Everybody

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AKA When your wife calls you names. There have been only two books in my entire life of which I have purchased multiple copies. The first of these books will come as no surprise; I have gifted this book to so many people over the years that I probably should have been asking for a […]

The goals of meditation

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(reposted from my own Facebook post) The goal of meditation is not outcome. It is not an arrival at a better place. Nor is it to become an X type of person with X characteristic as their defining feature. The goal is to be capable of choice, of free will, of self control. Often, as […]

Guiding Principles for 2018

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I strongly prefer “guiding principles”, as oppose to resolutions, goals, or whatever else. I’m not oppose to all the aforementioned, but have found their utility in my life diminishing over time. I think that’s a good sign, frankly. There are only so many quantum leaps left. Massive actions just don’t seem to work a lot […]

It’s always behaviour or input.

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This Post = Mind Dump I often attempt to systematize and create algorithmic thinking in my approach to health and performance. This does 2 things for me: It reduces stress, and It gives guidance. It’s not always about earth shattering info, but it is quite often about rigorous implementation, especially in thinking. I think I’ll […]

Dear Naive Workout Interrupter, Thank You.

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***We interrupt our regular programming – Vascular Vindication or Cardiovascular Catastrophe? – for an important public notice.*** I have been loosely involved with the health and fitness industry for about 19 years at this point. Although pure training age doesn’t mean much in a world of knowledge seekers, I prefer to think I have accumulated, […]

A momento mori…

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Well, I found out I was going to die. Not so much in the urgent sense, like you would see in a movie or a viral tear-jerker Youtube video. It dawned on me much more eloquently than that. Stay with me here, it’s a bit of a journey. But for those of you who don’t […]