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What do I want to be when I grow up? I want to be ready...
What do I want to be when I grow up? I want to be ready...

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Chinks in the Armour
In karate, we speak of Shin-Gi-Tai - the interplay between the mind, the skill and the body.  But watching the NBA Finals last night I saw a remarkable example of this indivisible trinity at work and it reminded me of something that I've known for a long ti...
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12. On the Road Again...
As always the challenge is to simplify. Chop wood and carry water.  Jog and strengthen your core.  Lots of soreness in my vastus lateralis and my glutes.  Got to spend less time sitting. Trying to stay in the moment, focusing on breathing and midfoot striki...
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11. Human being or becoming myself?
I am unfinished.  I am unfinished.  I am an unfinished sentence.  An unfinished story, an unfinished work of art. The illusion is the idea of stasis: the idea of status quo.  The universe is defined by vectors and to understand this is to see our lives dram...
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10. Surprise…Counting to 52 will take longer than I thought
It wasn’t an unexpected turn.  Things just get away from us.  I’m disappointed that I let it get to my
head.  I surrendered.  I told myself that I’d catch up after the
fact but I surrendered.  And now I’m on
the road again. Ideally, I won’t worry so much ab...
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9. Rational extremist
Think of how useful it would be - I’m just thinking aloud
here – how useful it would be to choose exactly what memories to remember and
what to forget.  What to reinforce and
what to undo from existing in your mind. 
Every bad memory banished, every blessin...
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8. Leaning
Karate is about centeredness.  It’s about keeping your weight directly above
your base.  This isn’t glamourous but it
is necessary.  We – I especially – always
want to get ahead of ourselves.  We want
to get there sooner so we lean forward. 
We want to avoi...
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7. Places to visit
I was eating a cookie. 
I could feel the refined sugar assaulting my system, the baked carbohydrates.  I could feel my brain revelling in it,
craving more. And then I closed the container. The cookie, delicious and full of delight as it was, was
just a vaca...
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6. 20.5 or the Power of Numbers
One must imagine that if you were a person that felt intimidated by
any type of math beyond arithmetic, that if you had anxiety looking at a page
of calculation that had more letters than numbers on it, that the world would
be much more freeing than it actu...
6. 20.5 or the Power of Numbers
6. 20.5 or the Power of Numbers
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Sturdy, strong, powerful
I always want, more don’t I?  Always thinking of the horizon.  That’s never gotten me anywhere.  I’d go to gym and work out at the rep max that they say builds ‘optimal muscle’.  And I’d get so sore and hurt myself so easily.  It was like a bad joke. How di...
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4. Soft Calloused Hands
Is the mark of a potent life gentle, but calloused hands?  Karate – the empty hand – an empty hand can be an open hand or a closed fist.  But many people close their fist and shouldn't punch something or someone.  Their fist is just a superficial feature of...
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