Reasons for Starting & Continuing (Martial Arts)

“I often recommend to people, even if they never have the opportunity, hopefully never have the opportunity to use kickboxing or Brazilian jiu jitsu or some martial art outside of a practice environment that they should train because the way they will carry themselves through the world — male, female, it doesn’t matter; age doesn’t…

Ignorance and Bliss in Isolation (Courage Needs Company)

“Sin is a failure to bother to love.” — James F. Keenan, S.J. On the same day that a family member of mine came out, telling the world that he is gay, I happened to re-listen to Tim Ferriss’s interview with Samin Nosrat, author of the book Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat. Nosrat is an intelligent,…

A Culinary Framework for Delicious Simplicity

“One of the secrets to success is not unbound freedom, but selecting the proper constraints.” — Tim Ferriss Being a husband, father, employee, and business owner, I have to make a lot of decisions every day. All decisions requires some degree of time, energy, and attention, each of which is in limited supply. Added decisions…

Flavor Themes: Spicy, Pungent, and Acidic

In his interview with Andrew Zimmern of Bizarre Foods fame, Tim Ferriss asked of Zimmern, “[I]f you had to choose (I was going to say for the rest of your life) for the next year, three herbs or spices to cook with, to experiment with (and you can modify the question), what would you choose?”…