The Rear Naked Choke And Motivation

The Rear Naked Choke And Motivation

I was teaching Jiu Jitsu recently.   While teaching,I thought a lot about how my internal drives and motivation are sometimes used in the wrong way. We were going over the most iconic of moves in combative wrestling. The Rear Naked Choke.   For the uninitiated, it’s...

Flames that melted my heart

I’ve written about my son in the past.  Maybe it’s because he’s a conflagration of love, pride and hope for the future.  Maybe it’s because children are the bright and shiny embodiment of possibility in every parent’s eyes.  Or, maybe it’s because he is the...

Ten-speed vs. a quarter pipe

I tried to ride a ten speed off a skateboard ramp once.   We had just moved into the crappy rental house on the street. It was kind of exciting because living in a house was not something we always got to do. I was ten years old, and the kids who lived on the street...
Confidence

Confidence

My last post was about getting bullied and how it took years for me to realize how it hurt my own confidence. I’ve spent the past few weeks thinking about the source of confidence in more detail. I’m doing this project at work right now. Most people love...