The Dad Level Viking Sagas

One thing that I find interesting, and disheartening, is that there is so little information that we have about the lives of the Vikings, especially written down knowledge from the source. What we do have, is told in form of sagas, stories told to share information, history, and values, all in poetic form. So, IContinue reading “The Dad Level Viking Sagas”

It’s Been Awhile

And much like the band Staind, who wrote a song called “It’s Been Awhile”, I’m back. But seriously, I never left, just felt I could do better.  Have you ever felt that way? Anyway, with 2020 around the corner, and resolutions galore that will be falling by the wayside for billions of people over theContinue reading “It’s Been Awhile”

The Specifics: Physical

The physicality of men is somewhat discouraged in culture today, at least the traditional ideals of physicality (fighting, fucking, and forging our way).  And, if you really draw the comparison between what I propose (living life today along the lines of the codes of Norse culture) and what the Vikings actually did (including (but notContinue reading “The Specifics: Physical”

Sea Level

Day 1 of the challenge is here.  The day of reckoning has arrived.  Do you go through with it?  Put every bit of your strength and being into the pursuit of positive change in your life? For me, the answer is yes. Imagine that the ocean is the turbulence of your life lived recently, orContinue reading “Sea Level”

Calm Before The Life Changing Storm

The calm before the storm. The day before a change. Tomorrow begins a long slog upwards toward the summit of what I can achieve.  A journey of improvement.  A pinnacle of self-reliance. I don’t know why I am so sure that “this time is different”.  Why I have failed in other attempts to get onContinue reading “Calm Before The Life Changing Storm”

September Challenge – Habit Forming

“Extreme Ownership. Leaders must own everything in their world. There is no one else to blame.” – Jocko Willink, from the book “Extreme Ownership: How U.S. Navy SEALs Lead and Win”, by Jocko Willink and Leif Babin Do you consider yourself a leader in your own life? I do, sometimes. Other times, I feel aContinue reading “September Challenge – Habit Forming”

Week 1 Results – The Fruit of No Fruit

Week 1 for my weight loss challenge was a success. 8.6 lbs lost in week 1. I had a lot of good wins, a few good losses, and a refined idea of how I will improve in Week 2. What are you guys doing to get better this week? I cut wa back on carbs,Continue reading “Week 1 Results – The Fruit of No Fruit”