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What I’m Reading Bending Adversity – Japan and the art of Survival – David Pilling The Japanese propensity to embrace adversity as a stepping stone for revolutionary change is embedded in its history, language and national character. Since the burst of its economic bubble in the 80’s, the Japan of the last 30 years has…

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We’re not supposed to see our superheroes grow old, weak and die Things I’ve Read A Fighter’s Heart: One Man’s Journey Through the World of Fighting – Sam Sheridan This companion book to the amazing”Fighter’s Mind” chronicles Sheridan’s eye opening journey through the world of fighting. He travels to different locales in a travelogue of…

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What I’m Reading Faster, Higher, Stronger: How Sports Science Is Creating a New Generation of Superathletes—and What We Can Learn from Them – Mark McClusky In the 70’s series, “The Six Billion Dollar Man”, the intro narration announced that science had the power to not only save the near dead Steve Austin, but “rebuild him; ‘We…

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Bringing you my favourite reads, films and listens for the week. If you have any good books, movies, shows, recipes or podcasts to share, I’m always looking for good new stuff. Let me know of your finds in the comments! What I’m Reading The Disaster Diaries: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Apocalypse –…

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Apologies for the lack of updates recently. Two weeks ago, my neck started to lock up whenever I tried to use a computer, watch TV or read a book for a more than a few minutes resulting in hours of excrutiating pain accompanied by blinding headaches and waves of nausea. Natures way of saying I…

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What I’m Reading Sapiens – A Brief History of Humankind – On a planet that’s 4.5 billion years old, how did an otherwise insignificant species that’s existed as a mere “blip” on the evolutionary timeline, rise above all others to become the dominant life form on the planet? Harari’s “Sapiens” is an anthropological primer that…

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What I’m Reading Industries of the Future – Alec Ross Forecasting the future is a tricky business. Most predictions about technological, political and sociological trends amount to little more than an extension of current trajectories blended with a copious amount of wishful science fiction thinking and a whole lot of spitballing in the dark. As…

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As you can probably tell, these weekly-rap pieces come out on any day BUT Friday. What I’m Reading Fuck Feelings There’s a certain irony to life that the better off we have it, the more bitchy and whiny we tend to be. One of the most common traits of first world problems is the righteous feeling…

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What I’m Reading All Joy No Fun – The Paradox of Modern Parenthood- Jennifer Senior Teaching other people’s children is supposed to be the best form of contraceptive. But as I make my way through my 40’s, the question of whether or not I want my own progeny becomes a timely and pertinent question. The…

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What I’m Reading The Big Payback: The History of the Business of Hip-Hop – Dan Charnas I remember falling in love with rap as a kid even as far back as the late 70s….I was obsessed with in the early 80s with breakdancing and it’s early style hip-hop beats; SugarHill Gang’s “Rappers-Delight” was one of the…