I’m feeling philosophical today, my barbrethren. I spent yesterday sorting and reorganizing the garage while Mrs. Dave helped some friends conquer a neighboring village move house temporarily. Consequently, I got a peek at the past. Which, as Mum says, is a different country, and besides, the wench is dead. I’m not really clear on that last part, but contextually, it seems to fit. Continue reading “Dave Goes Barbarian: Where Lies End and Truth Begins”
Today is Thanksgiving. As the name implies, it’s a time in which we all give thanks for the blessings in our lives.
For me, I’m thankful for Thanksgiving, because I had ancestors who were at the first one, so a case could be made that if not for that time, I wouldn’t be here.
Regardless, though, there are a lot of things I’m thankful for this year, and I want to spend a few moments talking about what I’m thankful for.Continue reading “What I’m Thankful For”
Yesterday, over at Bearing Arms where most supposedly self-defense focus training falls down, I laid out my thoughts on. Admittedly, I have to go on anecdotal information about training since it’s not humanly possible for me to train with everyone.
Now, I might well be judging those trainers too hard. Most are providing a service and all that and they’re providing exactly what their customers want. The problem is with we, the consumers of said training.
What I laid out in that post, however, covers a whole lot of ground. There’s a lot of things to learn and train in. After all, between firearms training, hand-to-hand training, and physical training, you’re looking at hours upon hours per day potentially, all geared toward making you an uber-badass.
The thing is, you have a life. You may have a family. You probably should have either a job, school, or both. You have a whole lot going on. Continue reading “Training To Be A Badass Can’t Be Your Whole Life”