"I almost always use a French press, except when we have guests who drink coffee then I will break out the drip coffee maker because it will make more coffee than my French press. When it is just me, it is always the French press.
"I definitely fall in the "Don't reheat" club. I will add, you can get away with maybe 20 seconds or so in the microwave if the coffee is at room temperature without changing the taste, a little longer if you have added…"
"We live in a relatively safe environment and people have grown used to and learned to not trust their intuition and body signals that would have otherwise protected us from danger. It is still there, just people need to reconnect with it.…"
"To me, trying to define a warrior is difficult. In my opinion a warrior embodies the following character attributes:
* A strong moral compass
* Compassion and empathy
There are many people who are warriors…"
"I had always had an interest in Martial Arts since I was a kid. I had read books on Karate, Judo, and Ninjutsu as a teen but never had any formal training. I was bullied for a short while when I was in middle school and I guess felt a…"
"I have been training in Bujinkan Budo Taijutsu for over 10 years. Although, things in life have changed and I am no longer reasonably close to well qualified instructors. So, I drive to seminars when they happen in my state as schedule…"
"Yes, they do fight their own battles! However, I like to think of every choice is a battle and the consequences are the results of those choices. There are always choices.
I mentioned in my initial post on here that the book is…"
My life passion is Bujinkan Budo Taijutsu. Martial arts can teach one many things about life. I also enjoy writing both novels and screenplays, camping, hunting, archery and firearms, fishing, hiking, and paintball. Many years ago, I obtained my private pilots license and enjoyed flying until it became too restrictive and expensive.
The Book of Five Rings
The Art of War
The Gift of Fear
I enjoy good actions movies, sci-fi, horror, and comedy. I also enjoy those sappy romantic movies as well when accompanied by my wonderful wife.
My taste in music varies. I do enjoy listening to big band jazz while smoking a cigar and sipping scotch. Depending on my mood, the environment, and situation, I enjoy most everything from Dub-step to classical.
A true warrior is never at peace, because the greatest struggle is within! -- Doug Wilson
"A warrior may choose pacifism; others are condemned to it." -- Unknown
"The society that separates its scholars from its warriors will have its thinking done by cowards and its fighting by fools" - Thucydides
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