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Top of the Fourth

Back in the saddle once again. This will be my fourth time writing/posting a blog. I originally started this blog/website back in 2005-2006. I built up a fairly reasonable readership of approx. 8-10,000 hits a month. Not a lot by some blog standards, but it was a good start for me.

My second attempt began when I moved from writing my own website html to going to TypePad as my platform, and my readership dropped.

My third attempt was moving from TypePad to WordPress and my readership dropped by another two thirds…  And I hated it. I hated the blog, what it had become. The loss of contact. The loss of affiliate sales. And especially the content.

Hated it.

Hated it and was completely bored by it…

If I was so, I’m sure you were too…

So, for the last few months I’ve been retooling it – simplifying it, getting rid of unwieldy themes, lack-luster affiliate sales programs, turning it back into something that I’ll enjoy. Because, if there’s one thing I’ve learned building my reputation as a trainer, it is, if you don’t like what you’re doing, if you don’t know what, how, or why you’re doing it, no one will pay attention. No one will want to work with you.

If you know me personally, you know that one of the things that differentiates me from a most others, is that I’m a polymath-in-training. I am “into” a lot of different things and wear a lot of different hats. Art, writing, training, martial art, anthropology, physics, psychology, nutrition, endocrinology, comparative religion, mythology, meditation, yoga, pop culture, commodities trading, comics, etc… And back when I actually had a readership, this blog reflected that…

So, in the future, we’re going to move back in that direction. You’re going to see more artwork, more written content, more links to things that interest me (and hopefully you as well). Just… More.

It’s time to get back to the things I love.

And share them.

Pitcher’s on the mound, winding up…

Next…

Testing… Testing… Is this thing still on?

I hope so… It is time, once more, to play, and talk, and share…

I hope someone still remains to see…

We’ll all see I suppose…

Back from Texas

Back from a few days off in Texas, hanging with family for nephew Zach’s graduation. I had an excellent time (except for the heat – I generate enough of my own, I don’t need help 😉 and getting in a fender bender coming out of Lady Bird Johnson’s Botanical Gardens)…

Now back at it… After a slow start to the day, I did some mobility work, arm balances, a little locomotion body flow and some yoga. Followed it up with a light Jiu-jitsu session – working on positional flow and some light rolling… Feeling groovy… Strength work sometime later today, either before or after chores…
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A couple of cool things:
This made laugh and shake my head: June 2, 2013 5:33pm

And this. A highlight reel of Ramon “the Diamond” Dekker – one of the best Dutch Muay Thai/Kickboxers – who just passed away earlier this year.

Lefty Trauma

After a few days of low grade pain, I finally went to a doctor today after my left hand swelled up… I got a series of X-rays, which didn’t show any bone damage… It looks like I tore a tendon in my wrist – under my thumb – working some BJJ against a 350lb training partner last Wed. night… Going to have to wear a brace for a while, and modify my training as I heal… I won’t know which tendon, or how bad for about a week, until the swelling goes down and I can get and MRI…

So, how is your day going? 😉

Tags 11/14/11

Since I seem to be spending the majority of my time on social media sites posting stuff, I thought I’d link those posts here on my personal site as well…
Good article on problem solving various types of “injuries.”
http://goldmedalbodies.com/whats-your-problem-strategies-training-injuries/

This is a followup to my last arti­cle (Training Related Injuries – Is it Serious, or Just a Tweak?) where we discussed if the diffi­cul­ties you are expe­ri­enc­ing in move­ment are seri­ous enough to warrant going to a physician.

Today, let’s go into further detail about:

  • How partic­u­lar injuries and condi­tions occur
  • What you can do to relieve them
Loved this from Jim Wendler: “Believe in yourself and be a motherf*cker – if you don’t no one else will. Have love in your heart and an axe in your hand. Hug and swing discriminately.” http://asp.elitefts.net/qa/default.asp?qid=157346&tid

Reading this, I find myself in good company: http://brainz.org/50-most-brilliant-atheists-all-time/

“Atheism is generating quite a lot of attention these days. Prominent atheists are getting the word out about their views in increasing numbers and generating lots of public debate on the proper place of religion in governments and societies in the modern world. And now more than ever, atheists have been able to network together and join forces because of the Internet.”