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Hundred Schools of Thought: The Dojo of the East (With Kung Fu Grip!)

I keep telling Hunter that all of these Mixed Mental Arts ideas are stuck in books, just waiting to be let out! Well, that’s always been the case, all over the world. The...

Why Train in Mixed Mental Arts? Because in an Ever-Changing World, We Need Minds Like Water.

After studying numerous fighting styles, Bruce Lee observed a problem with all of them. Fighting styles have a style. There’s an orthodoxy. There’s a way of doing...

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Jordan Peterson Doesn’t Understand the Relevant Philosophy

Let me start by saying that I think Jordan Peterson is an important intellectual. His narrative work, his psychological and biblical work are really fascinating to me. But...

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A White Belt’s Wet Dream: Making a Case for CrossFit

“You need not be great to start, but you must start to be great.” This quote has been recycled so many times that I have no idea who said it originally, but there are very few...

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Learn from Everyone

I like to talk to homeless people. They always have good stories. Full of sorrow, full of regret, or full of joy, these people are closer to something we all have in us than those...

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We Do Need Education. We Don’t Need No Thought Control.

One of the astonishing things about cultural evolution is the ways in which the meanings of words mutate. Sometimes, like Blinky the three-eyed fish, words shift subtly. And...

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Harmony In Truth and Action: Guy Ritchie, Jordan Peterson, and What We Should Do When We Have It All.

A few weeks ago I was listening to the Joe Rogan Experience. He was interviewing director and writer, Guy Ritchie, who spoke on the Hero’s Journey and what it entails. Ritchie,...

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Cave Paintings and Sunshine

I have a little friend named Lee. He’s five years old. He doesn’t go to school right now, but he’s a smart kid. He sees the world as a puzzle to be explored,...

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Pervert Kings and Childbirth

Blame the King Babies: It seems they just appear at your local coffee house accompanied by tired looking adults. But each and every baby is born from a mother’s body and how...

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Working Class Philosopher

I live in Texas. This constitutes a number of different conceptions of what, in general, the culture here is like. I’ve spoken to Canadians that were certain we still ride...