Influencers talk a lot about it and we see many books around this subject. The shortest example of Warrior Spirit I’ve found is that it’s internal mastery of yourself and often a positive attitude to resolve or avoid conflicts, internal and external. This is my story of how it found me and what it means to me.
Albuquerque, 1995, Summer, Saturday morning. I woke up on my cold linoleum bathroom floor. Dried vomit was caked on my cheek and my head was pounding.
Ms. Tequila dug deep and showed me where my inner wounded boy was hiding.
That Friday evening…
I’m a big Reddit reader. I probably waste a lot of time there, more so than Facebook, mostly because it’s not heavily censored and you can free the nipple there too!
The neat thing about Reddit is that if you have a particular interest in something (castiron, bento boxes, bonsai, etc) there’s probably a subreddit for it. You can geek out or even get learn a lot on the r/AMA subreddits (Ask Me Anything). It’s no surprise that in addition to r/castiron, r/bento, and r/bonsai, I’m also a reader of r/sex, r/sexover30, and r/sexover40 subreddits.
Recently on an r/sex post…
My parents are miserable. They’re miserable because they’re together with each other and there is no more love between them. They don’t hate each other, they’re more like roommates that fight and complain all the time, and they’re in failing health.
My sister and I grew up in a normal dysfunctional family.
Some people would say, “They’re like an old married couple! How cute!” Yes, they’re an old married couple. My mother is 83 and my father is 78, but it’s not cute and they should’ve divorced 30 years ago. They’re not happy with themselves and each other.
I drove past your old apartment yesterday. I didn’t mean to but I found myself there by accident. I remember the Brownstone you lived in, I glanced up to the second floor window. I remember sharing a cigarette with you in your room, both of us naked and blowing the smoke out the window.
old tree stump
I’ve stopped posting about my various investments that I use to generate passive income because no one cares. Sure, they want to find out some ideas but there’s plenty of ideas to glean from StockTwits or Reddit forums. Right now everyone is focused on the meme stocks like $BB or $GME, but those are flashes in the pan. Just the normal noise in the market every day.
I’m doing pretty great for 2021.
I, on the other hand, have been steadily adding to my dividend income-producing stocks to help me generate monthly and quarterly income. The goal, as I’ve posted…
A week ago I read something from Joe Duncan that managed to articulate what I’ve been thinking about for a long time.
It’s about the current state of masculine culture and sexuality. I’ve been thinking about toxic masculinity, red pills, and phrases such as “man card,” or “man up,” for many years.
I found his post refreshing because it’s a step in the right direction to deconstructing and questioning what it means to be a Man.
…you can act like a man! — Godfather I
I don’t have all the answers on what it means to be a man, much…
The water feels warm against the cool air. I take off my shirt and climb down the ladder into the murky lake. I feel the sensation of the air and water rise up my legs, my swim shorts, and my chest.
The water pushes away any last remnants of sleep from my body. I let go the ladder and slip under the water. My head comes up, water rolling over me as I wipe my eyes. I look across the lake and see a tree swallow, skimming the water, hunting for insects.
feathered blue bomber
dipping low and fast
is a good
your bottom —
yields to my touch
mother and father
the snow deepens -
we hold each other
naked under sheets
her hair aside —
“zip my dress?”
begs for my kiss
on top —
her hair falls
over my face
I practice Isshinryu Karate, better known as ‘whole heart style.’ It’s this ‘whole heart style’ business that I want to share with you today. Simply put, the whole heart nature of this style of Karate seeks unity with the Self and seeks our place in the cosmic fabric of Life and the Universe.
I will be sharing our 8 Codes of Karate with you, a simple philosophy that you can use to find unity with your Self.
Eastern philosophies always seek to understand how we are woven into the fabric of the universe. As individuals, we often feel alone in…