Self-Protection and Machiavelli

A requirement I maintain for my Black Belts is to read certain books from a list that I have found…

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Sticks, Stones, and Weak Bones

“A man who stands for nothing will fall for anything.” -Malcolm X Those who know me well, personally and professionally,…

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#metoo, Brute?

I have heard it said that in an insane world, the only sane people are those that are insane. I’m…

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If You See Something, Say Something

If you see something, say something. This mantra became part of the American lexicon in the aftermath of 9/11. Suffice…

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Timing

I am not lost on the irony that I am two days late in regard to when I usually spend…

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Pushing When Pulled

When they push, you pull. When they pull, you push.  This simple statement was one of the core principles taught…

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Revenge, Vengeance, & Justice

“Revenge is an act of passion; vengeance, of justice: injuries are revenged; crimes are avenged.” -Samuel Johnson “A hundred-year-old revenge…

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The Social Media PhD

There was a time in society, especially American society, that respect was a virtue. Younger generations were taught to respect…

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The Power of Words

Words mean things. That reality has been lost in the modern world. Words are tossed around flippantly, as if they…

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Choices

If you have ever trained in the martial arts, undoubtedly you recognize that there are far more benefits to training…

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