"This volcano is San Pedro, in the highlands of central Guatemala. What you see below is Lake Atitlán, a beautiful lake surrounded by small towns populated with Mayan peoples, speaking 3 different Mayan languages in different regions around…"
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, banya, hiking, camping, canoeing (including portaging), kayaking, cycling, bridge jumping into the canal, skinny dipping, lying on a beach with lots of sunblock, working out, conversation, languages (currently spanish), story telling, mindfulness meditation, premium beer, practical jokes, second breakfast, laughter, and becoming a better man.
King Me, Healing the Masculine Soul, Picturing Men, Wild at Heart, The Bible, The Chronicles of Narnia or anything else by C.S. Lewis, Searching for God Knows What, Velvet Elvis, The Bait of Satan, Treasure Island, The Hobbit, Journey to the Centre of the Earth, 1984, The Time Machine, Margin, In Praise of Slow (I'm reading it so slowly I'm only halfway through after 3 years), The Rest of God. I also enjoy reference materials and dramatized audiobooks.
The Book of Eli, Gladiator, Equilibrium, The Matrix, Inception, Planet Earth, Star Trek (especially Insurrection, but all of them),
Monty Python- Holy Grail, What About Bob, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Clue, The Gods Must Be Crazy, Over the Hedge, Ice Age 3, Evan Almighty, Lord of the Rings, Chronicles of Narnia, Transformers, and I'm a sucker for pretty much any nature-related documentary.
I'm very eclectic. Jazz, Rock, Inspirational, Soundtracks, Love that east coast fiddle music, oldies, latin american stuff, world music, and maybe a sprinkling of metal and hip-hop, but not too much. I can also tolerate country music in small doses.
"All men should strive to learn before they die what they are running from, and to, and why." - James Thurber
"Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away." - James Thurber
"You mustn't be afraid to dream a little bigger, darling." -Eames
How is the jiu jitsu going? I have been away from it now for over a year, and really want to get back to it, but hate the idea of having my ass kicked for weeks just to get back in the routine. Any inspirational thoughts on this one?
"No, it's not the name. It's that they haven't abandoned the name. Let's say we were the "Indian-killing States of America" and our flag was an Indians face with a sword going through it. Both the name and the standard…"
"It may not, but if not, what an indictment of the President!
But your examples don't seem relevant to that. Cuba is better for women and infidels than Saudi or ISIS-controlled Iraq, and if your prejudices are strong enough, better than…"
"It's hard to see what fear Obama overcame to lift the embargo. It's not as if lifting it will have, well, any consequences on him whatsoever.
And there is nothing wrong with being a pussy. Ask anyone with a heart and a…"
"So the name's what matters, not the actions. It's certainly simpler that way; you don't have to know anything about the situation. Whoever named North Korea the "People's Democratic Republic of Korea" must…"
"1. I don't trust China either, and I'm not naive enough to think they, Vietnam, Russia, or any other communist country has changed their spots.
2. Socialist =/= Communist. "Socialist Republic" is just a moniker Communist…"
"And? The Democratic Republic of the Congo still exists. Portugal's constitution labels it a socialist. India, Sri Lanka,Tanzania, Guyana, and Bangladesh have aims of a socialist nation in their constitutions. Laos is the People's…"