"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…"
"There's a book called "The Millennials" by Rainer, that discusses the millennial generation, having done extensive research and interviews with millennials. He has some very positive things to say about this generation, as well…"
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?
"Adultery is not illegal. Though it may be grounds for a divorce.
Incest certainly is in most cases - though you can make a compelling argument that consent is compromised due to family roles, as well as a compelling state interest in preventing…"
"We decide as a society which things are acceptable behavior. A consenting relationship between adults, is no business of mine or yours. And no reason to discriminate.
We draw lines legally surrounding issues of consent (and sometimes harm). A…"
"You are comparing laws and customs that yoked the lives of fellow human beings in involuntary solitude and chattel slavery, broke families, and put millions of people through hardships that you could never fucking fathom,
to the laws that say, hey,…"
"I'm torn on the issue. On the one hand, I consider sexuality in the same category as I do age, race, and sex - that is, things you are born with. Discriminating against someone because they are black, or a woman, or over 50, is pretty shitty.…"
"Opening up the door for legally obligated cake baking despite the baker's objections and convictions is similar to fundamentalist christian's efforts to "get god back in schools" or "teach the controversy", in that it…"
""So the problem with the self seems to be that it's whatever anyone says whenever anyone says, & it can changed endlessly."
I think God changes at near the same rate as the self, which, I suspect, is less swift and less endless…"