Day trip to Hakone

Yesterday the wife and I took a day trip to Hakone, a small town on the shore of Lake Ashi. Our schedule is completely packed for the foreseeable future, filled with baby events, work obligations, celebrations, and of course culminating with the arrival of the baby. So, it was nice to get to go on …

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The Great Courses – The Early Middle Ages and Audible Lectures.

I've been exceptionally busy these past few weeks. Work is filled with new responsibilities, this is the third year of duty in Japan and I'm finding myself with ever increasing responsibilities. Most importantly the majority of my attention is focused on preparation for the upcoming birth of my daughter. Intellectually I feel ready, but I …

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Barbarian Book Club on Bloglovin’

I decided to download the Bloglovin' app and add Barbarian Book Club to the aggregator. I've always been frustrated by the fact that half of my favorite blogs are on blogger and the other half on wordpress, making it really difficult to follow all of them using the same app. Bloglovin fixes that and is …

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Getting in some French Toast

Cooking has always been a point of contention for me. My mom did not cook and growing up my brothers and I ate BBQ my dad grilled up or take-out. As an adult, I've always been intimidated by the kitchen, cooking, and food preparation in general. On top of that my wife is a fantastic …

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Storyhack Issue 2

Pretty excited to announce that I will have another story with Storyhack Action & Adventure. Bryce Beattie has fantastic taste when it comes to short stories so I feel honored to share space with some cool authors like David J West who wrote my favorite story in issue 0 and the awesome grimdark novel Brutal …

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Giving Audiobooks a try.

Yesterday I decided to finally get over my reservations and try out fiction in audible format. With the imminent arrival of the baby just around the corner my ability to sit and read is going to be somewhat limited. So, one of the workarounds is to supplement my reading with audiobooks. I am already a …

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Strength Endurance Building

The Linear Progression Strength program has been going great. I've greatly improved my strength in the past three months. I'm warming up with weights that I used to consider heavy a year ago. Of course the downside of focusing on strength alone was bound to catch up to me. I gained a bit of weight, …

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Writing and Casablanca.

My wife and I watched the 1942 classic Casablancaa few nights ago. It had been over a dozen years since I had seen it, and it was the first time for my wife. All I have to say is that the movie is classic for a reason, and that it gets better with each viewing. […] …

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March Update

I've neglected posting any new updates this week due to being busy and suffering from a bit of internet fatigue. I’m honestly trying to avoid social media, blogs, and online news sources or at least limit how much time I spend reading junk that does nothing but aggravate me. The weightlifting program is going great. …

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First Weight Failure

It finally happened, I reached my first weight failure. Yesterdays gym session started poorly, I was in a bad mood most of the morning and it was made worse when I got to the gym and realized that I forgot my headphones. On top of that the gym was filled with douchebags. I hit the …

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