Miyamoto Musashi (宮本 武蔵, c. 1584 – June 13, 1645), was born Shinmen Takezō, then also went on to become called Miyamoto Bennosuke, and also by his Buddhist name Niten Dōraku.In the year 1644, he penned what is the one and the only primer that a man: preparing for the hot war of open and honest violence, the cold-hearted subterfuge of corporate warfare, the battlefield of modern-day social dynamics, or simply focusing on how to become a better man will ever need.
Collectively, there are several books that can accomplish the same goal, but they are loose branches strewn on the ground. Musashi offers us the entire tree, chopped, bundled, bathed in oil, and ready to be set alight. Musashi, codifying sucess since 1644! ->
Dr. Neil Turner is a Renaissance Man who has turned his unique talents and skill-set into a master-key that has unlocked far more than most academics and free thinkers can imagine! We dug into his ever-expanding decade-long ethnographic fieldwork in Brazil and, among other things he helped me in my struggle to understand the Racism Vs. Classism debate and debacle that plagues my mind in Brazil. More importantly, he opens up about the other components that fill in his success as a bi-lingual:
Everyone who has been in my kitchen will tell you that a good way to get your fingers broken is by trying, or even suggesting that I throw away my bananas! I like my bananas deep brown, full of so much natural sugar that it’s almost fermenting. To the unenlightened, they are past the point of redemption. Those with refined tastes know that state of…maturity is perfect for banana/yogurt smoothies, and my Brown Banana Bundt! I shared this privately with friends and so many of them had great results I chose to go public with the greatness!Continue reading →
I’m being called on more and more often to coach new world travellers on how to get started on a global journey! I am always glad to pay it forward!
At best, this will be one of the least exciting technical aides I have ever penned. Though, however academic, you will find joy in that if you ever plan on travelling or living abroad, this will be the most comprehensive list of things you need to do to get started that you will ever read. ~> Wheels up, lets go!
My cousins, The Bull Of Gleaming Blades and CosomoNaughty, taught me how to become a Survivalist in the urban outback. How to live on the land, in the concrete jungle.
I’ve always been an advocate of men being Preppers, but an area that is often neglected is what it takes to be a true Survivalist. It’s easy to learn about and train in how to survive in the outdoors, the harsh Desert/Jungle/Woods where you live. On the other hand, if you live in a city, or typically urban area, that’s just not an option.
Most of us are miles away from the proverbial edge of town.