The Difference Between a Fighter and a Martial Artist

If you can kick butt, does that make you a martial artist? Not necessarily. The word “art” is etymologically related to the word “artisan”. To the renaissance man, something was an art because it is based on well-ordered principles. A sound art is able to efficiently and effectively achieve a desirable end through a seamless alignment with nature, as the Read More …

Daily Adventures

I came across an idea the other day when browsing a book called The Happiness of Pursuit by Chris Guillebeau (a very interesting guy to look into, he’s travelled to every country in the world before age 35). Chris is a big advocate for finding purpose and throwing yourself into the pursuit of it. He feels that the ability to Read More …

Don’t Be Realistic

“Be realistic”, “Don’t set yourself up for disappointment”, “Grow up and get a real job”. There will always be doubters when you set yourself on the road less travelled. If you succeed in stepping out of the ‘realistic’ route then you’ll cast a light on the limitations of others. This light can be painful. So the small try to keep Read More …

Writing As Art

Do I agree with everything I write? No. Some things I agreed with as I wrote them. For some my thoughts and feelings on the topic changed weeks later and some as soon as they were done. Many I still agree with now and some I never agreed with. Writing is art. It has the power to not only express Read More …

Starting to Start

There is no better time than now to begin. There is no reason to wait. The best time to start that challenging conversation is now. Even if all you do is say “This is what I need to talk about. Let’s make time for it tomorrow.” The best time to start on that new idea is immediately. Even if all Read More …