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Gully Burns
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'Success is ass-crazy, off-the-wall BRILLIANCE that makes the world wiser"
'Success is ass-crazy, off-the-wall BRILLIANCE that makes the world wiser"

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American Evil
At around the 6m 50s mark in a podcast from FiveThirtyEight leading up to the 2016 Presidential Election, one of the speakers said the following: “I’m not sure what words to use but there’s something profoundly evil about the Trump campaign at this point… a...

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The Greatest Trick The Devil Ever Pulled
A fictional character in a movie once said: “ the greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the world he didn’t exist ”. Perhaps this is true, but I think certainly that, at the very least, the state of our national debate about guns runs a close ...

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On Fighting
“Americans love to fight,” declared George Patton in his speech to the third army in 1944; it’s clear to me now that although this assertion might well be true in general, most Americans have no real idea how to fight. Many people mistake raw aggression for...

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The intimate embrace of failure
There's a commercial for Nike, featuring Michael Jordan, called ' Failure ' in which he talks about how many shots he's missed, how many games he lost, how many times he's been trusted to make the game winning shot and missed. It's contradictory and thought...

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This piece of life
Who am I, this piece of life? This scrap of broken dreams and joy. This struggling, juggling, swearing, bewaring; Having-loved-so-hard-it-now-scares-me-to-try. Who am I, this piece of life? This shard of a glimmering shattered crown, This fighting, delighti...

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The Rise
Beginning in ashes, Amid smoke and flame, We crouch, weighed down And pinned to the ground By our hurt, broken hopes and our shame It is then, when we find Amid ashes and dust, Small good things still smoldering Deserving of shouldering By effort and work a...

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To run in darkness is to touch the night
To run in darkness is to touch the night. Quiet bodies moving lithely, Cushioned and smoothed: Reebok on asphalt, In an unlit LA driveway, As a down-to-the-street-and-back Piece of this evening's workout.   And here, in this safe little patch of dark,  I th...

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INCF 2013 - Using experimental design to design neuroinformatics data structures
Video Link: Gully Burns - Using experimental design to design neuroinformatics data structures (2013) The interdisciplinary nature of neuroscience research leads t...

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A blog post about Crossfit and it's impact on my life
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