David Russ
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Greetings from Central Florida

Started this discussion. Last reply by Clay Jan 16, 2013. 1 Reply

Good day gentlemen!I am new here.  I am a software developer living and working in central Florida.  I enjoy reading the articles here on AOM.  Hopefully, I can start contributing in the near…Continue

 

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David Russ replied to Brennan Johnson's discussion Which do you prefer standard coffee or espresso. in the group The manly art of coffee
"I have one of those as well. "
Oct 2, 2013
David Russ replied to Jeff Sandstrom's discussion Favorite brew method in the group The manly art of coffee
"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. "
Sep 25, 2013
David Russ replied to Brennan Johnson's discussion Which do you prefer standard coffee or espresso. in the group The manly art of coffee
"I like both brewed coffee and espresso.  However, I prefer dark roast coffees. "
Sep 25, 2013
David Russ replied to Ryan Scott's discussion Do you drink your coffee black or with cream/milk? in the group The manly art of coffee
"I like it either way, it just depends on my mood. "
Sep 25, 2013
David Russ replied to Elder Greg Madden's discussion To re-heat, or not to re-heat? in the group The manly art of coffee
"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…"
Sep 25, 2013
David Russ replied to Norman Leach's discussion Are you a warrior or a sheep? in the group Warriors and the Art of Manliness
"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.…"
Sep 25, 2013
David Russ replied to Bryan C's discussion Defining the warrior in the group Warriors and the Art of Manliness
"I would highly recommend this book The Ethical Warrior by Jack Hoban.  I have trained with Jack many times and I highly respect him on such matters."
Sep 25, 2013
David Russ replied to Bryan C's discussion Defining the warrior in the group Warriors and the Art of Manliness
"No they are not the same.  It is the person's spirit that defines them.  Yes there are some Warriors who are soldiers, then there are just soldiers."
Sep 25, 2013
David Russ replied to Bryan C's discussion Defining the warrior in the group Warriors and the Art of Manliness
"To me, trying to define a warrior is difficult.  In my opinion a warrior embodies the following character attributes: * A strong moral compass * Courage * Fortitude * Compassion and empathy * Benevolence There are many people who are warriors…"
Sep 25, 2013
David Russ replied to Eric G.'s discussion why martial arts? in the group Martial Artists
"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…"
Sep 25, 2013
David Russ commented on Lightbringer's group Martial Artists
"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…"
Sep 25, 2013
David Russ left a comment for Herb Munson
"Hey thanks!  I enjoy the site."
Jan 27, 2013
Herb Munson left a comment for David Russ
"Hey there Dave, just wanted to say welcome to The Great Debate!"
Jan 25, 2013
David Russ replied to Ryan Scott's discussion Do you drink your coffee black or with cream/milk? in the group The manly art of coffee
"I too use a french press!  I add half-n-half and stevia for a sweetener, oh and a tablespoon of unsalted grass fed butter. "
Jan 17, 2013
David Russ replied to Ryan Scott's discussion Do you drink your coffee black or with cream/milk? in the group The manly art of coffee
"Depends.  Most of the time, I drink my coffee "Bulletproof" style with half-n-half. Other times drink it black.  "
Jan 17, 2013
David Russ replied to Justin Cook's discussion Please do a article on how the art of war can help everyday men.
"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…"
Jan 17, 2013

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Interests
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.
Books
The Book of Five Rings
The Art of War
Living Values
The Gift of Fear
Movies
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.
Music
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.
Quote
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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At 4:11pm on January 25, 2013, Herb Munson said…

Hey there Dave, just wanted to say welcome to The Great Debate!

 
 
 

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