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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…

Five Bullet Friday

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…

Getting The Mental Edge in Bodybuilding – Part 1

s (fuck knows what happened to the formatting of this post, but I can’t seem to fix the occasional green font and underlining…goddammit!) There’s no denying the inextricable link between the mind and one’s own physical development. Whether we learn tactics to consciously withstand pain, psyche ourselves to increased levels of heightened performance, induce states of relaxation…

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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…

Post Contest Momentum

I normally dislike these “philosophical success” oriented posts, but needed the reflective capacity of a “brain dump” that journalling affords. When I look back on previous life “wins”, one of the biggest mistakes was taking too long to bask in the glory and accompanying afterglow of victory. Achieving any goal involved a process of creating mini habits that…

Temperance and the Post Contest Rebound

One of the most commonly followed, time honoured traditions is the post-contest assault on food commonly known as “The Binge”. The rubber band of huger and deprivation that has been stretched to its limit by many competitors for three months or more is released, snapping back in an obscene level of fury in the direction…

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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…