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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New Years Parade in Chinatown

The sun finally came out today so we decided to go to the Chinese New Year Parade in Chinatown. The Yokohama Chinatown is the biggest one in Asia and my favorite of the few I've managed to visit, that being the Los Angeles and Chicago ones. I love all the lanterns, decorations, firecrackers, and everything …

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Barbarian Book Club: Weightlifting Progress 5FEB18

  I'm about two months into my focused quest to grow the body worthy of a Barbarian King, leading fierce warriors against the globalist Roman legions. My plan is outlined in this post, and now about two months later I figured I would look back on progress.   Going through my Journal the earliest weightlifting …

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Barbarian Book Club: Brutal by James Alderdice

Brutal by James Alderdice Japanese Jidaigeki meets Grimdark fantasy. James Alderdice, the pen name of David J. West channels Akira Kurosawa in this fantastic first installment of his latest grimdark sword and sorcery Brutal, which lives up to its namesake and inspiration. Echoing Kurosawa's Yojimbo in both its opening scene and thematic plot, we are …

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Barbarian Book Club: A Moon Full of Stars

I started my 2018 with a bang, reading Jon Mollison's A Moon Full of Stars. Jon is a novella writing, pulp revolution spreading, machine, whose writing seems to get better and better with each piece.  I've read some of Jon's shorter work which you can find in Storyhack Magazine and through his website JonMollison.com. But …

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The Ongoing War Against Beauty

  "Censorship is to art as lynching is to justice." In yet another battle in the ongoing war against beauty and Western Civilization puritanical feminists who run a Manchester, England Art Gallery decided to remove the exquisite  Hylas and the Nymphs by the Victorian Pre-Raphaelite JW Waterhouse.  In the typical culture warrior forked tongue double-speak …

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Experimenting with Steemit

Steemit seems to be all the rage with a certain subsection of the new pulprev crowd, so I've decided to experiment with some of my older stories. While I'm not particularly convinced about the implementation and the use of posting stories on Steemit the concept is intriguing. Sadly the interface is ugly, clunky, and somewhat …

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