Since my early twenties I have suffered from various levels of chronic back pain. It is a thing that I have never been able to shake, part of which is my own fault, and the other part of it being the modern sedentary lifestyle we all seem to live.
I am now 30, and I can’t remember a day since I was 21 where my back didn’t hurt. I never let this handicap me, I continue to pursue athletic goals, and I eschew pain medication in most instances despite being a good candidate for them. Continue reading “Wrestling Is Fake! But Back Pain is Not”
This is part of a series I hope to do about the things that I find help with developing creativity and inspiration. I am calling this series Spark!. Enjoy.
There is something very powerful about being bored. I don’t know why, but sometimes I have my best ideas when there is nothing going on. The only problem is I am almost always distracted by something, and I have at times had to engineer my life to create peak boredom in it.
You might be asking yourself why I would do this? It may sound insane, but I have a very well reasoned and thought out answer for this. The main reason is I do it for creativity and inspiration. Continue reading “The Power of Boredom”
I recognize that in life there is a need for authority figures, some people shouldn’t be left to their own devices, these are the people that fuck vacuum cleaners and live to tell the tale. People who aren’t ironically named Bubba, and put chrome parts on their tractor.
It’s pretty popular to be an anti-authoritarian, there is certainly a need for that as well. Things can always be improved, authority figures become corrupt, and assholes like me will write articles about it. Thanks Obama [said with sarcasm]!
This article walks a line, a line that I know will piss off all sorts of people. It deals with religion, and it deals with authority. If you are a silly person, and probably an anarchist, you’re either pissed or confused. To you I say keep up the good fight, fuck the man, and follow me on Facebook, Twitter, and be sure to drop me a line on your iPhone 10.
I’ve probably just insulted a handful of friends. I promise though this article has purpose, and will eventually make sense. The purpose of this article deals with something I have thought very deeply about, in fact some people might call me the deepest thinker [said with a perfect Donald Trump impersonation]. However, like our president I’ve hardly thought about this at all.
Really, it is just a thought that occurred to me during a conversation this past Easter. It has to do with religious authority and original sin. Continue reading “Advice about taking advice from religious leaders”
This article is a little late, I wrote it last week, and apparently never got around to publishing it. Still I think it is interesting to think about, and I’m still appalled by the Trump administration and what they did and are doing at the border.
I think the issue of borders and immigration is a tricky thing. I’m not entirely sure how I feel about it. Whether open borders are good or bad is tough for me to say. I don’t have hard numbers in front of me, and although I typically like to think that I am a rational enough thinker on many things, the last several days have been an emotional roller coaster. Continue reading “Wrong is wrong”
It seems like all the smart conservatives are fleeing from the party. Yesterday, I saw news of several prominent republican intellectuals denounce their party. I guess throwing Mexican children in a cage was finally going too far.
Thanks to Washington Post reporter Max Boot for giving me the heads up on this. Continue reading “Facts, Feelings, and Their Denial”
I’ve done a lot in conversation, and on this site to defend Trump supporters. I don’t defend him, I never have, I’ve pretty much thought he was a turd from the beginning. His supporters though, I tried my best to give the benefit of the doubt. They’re not bad people, there were real tangible reasons to possibly vote for the orange goofball.
We don’t all see the world from the same point of view, and despite me thinking Trump supporters are hopelessly naive. I wasn’t willing to end friendships over political differences, and attempted to see things from more than one point of view.
Whenever I try to argue for Trump supporters my brother always leaves me with this bit of wisdom.
“Not every person who voted for Trump is a racist, but all racists voted for Trump.” Continue reading “Indefensible: Children in Cages”
I’m working on a new blogging project that deals with the subject of health and self-improvement. This is a sample post of the type of content you may see on the new site I’m working on.
Some mornings, when I wake up, I feel like the laziest bastard in the world. If I thought spirit animals were a thing, then I’d say mine was a sloth, or if it is Monday then Garfield.
Personally, I don’t think being lazy is a bad thing, I try to plan for it in my workouts. I call it a deload week, and it is my week to sit on my ass and do nothing. This is a week for me to not only recover from the hard physical work outs that I do, but also the mental stress I’m under from my job or trying to kick ass in my general day to day life.
I typically come back from a deload week feeling re-energized and ready for whatever life can throw at me. Continue reading “Going Super Saiyan: 9 ways to feel more energized”