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Engineer the Future

Western Civilization is a society adrift. We are completely untethered from our past, and we are sailing aimlessly toward an uncertain future. It was not always this way.  *** On December 17, 1903, in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, Orville and Wilber Wright completed the first controlled, sustained, and powered flight of a heavier-than-air aircraft.  On […]

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The Way Of The Sage

“What more accurate standard or measure of good things do we have than the Sage?” - Aristotle We love what we do not possess. That is the conclusion proven by Socrates in Plato’s “Symposium.”  Poor men love money more than rich men. Rich men love the things money cannot necessarily buy.  Men love the feminine […]

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Find Your Way

“It is said the warrior's is the twofold Way of pen and sword, and he should have a taste for both Ways. Even if a man has no natural ability he can be a warrior by sticking assiduously to both divisions of the Way. Generally speaking, the Way of the warrior is resolute acceptance of […]

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All You Have Is Your Fire

Irish singer and songwriter Hozier, known for his soulful lyrics infused with a blues rhythm, has a number of singles more popular than “Arsonist’s Lullaby.”  But this one is my favorite of his, because it speaks to me in a way most other contemporary music does not. No, I’m not a pyromaniac. Alright, maybe I’m […]

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Embrace the Grind

What, exactly, is “the grind?” We have to look to antiquity for the origin of the term, because we technically don’t do much in the way of literal grinding today. Before the industrial age, the process of making flour from wheat required considerable physical labor.  Kernels of wheat were ground between large stones, typically called […]

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The Disciplined Savage: An Introduction

Savage: A person who is perceived as primitive, uncivilized, and brutal. A savage is an animalistic force of nature; fierce, violent, and uncontrolled. Disciplined: Controlled. Following a code of behavior. Trained to do something in a habitual way. Savages have changed the course of civilization. The Mongols ravaged most of Asia, Russia, and Europe. The […]

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What Defines You

What type of person are you? Most people would give an answer extolling some virtue they claim to have.  “I’m honest.  I’m hard-working.  I’m dedicated.” Are you? Because most people are not as habitually virtuous as they would like to believe. Especially when nobody’s watching. Do you slack off at work, and justify it in […]

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