Posts Tagged ‘improvement’

26 Sep
2019

Running up stairs, push-ups and punching cows

Winning isn’t something I think about when considering whether to participate in a competitive activity. It is either worth doing [&hellip

18 Jun
2019

Cheat Codes

Up, up, down, down, left, right, left, right, B, A, Start. It’s one of the most widely known cheat codes, [&hellip

28 Aug
2018

How Getting Peered Works Mechanically

There seems to be a number of questions and confusion about about how getting peered works. What roles do the [&hellip

16 Aug
2018

Nothing is so simple…

Recently social media sites have been filling up with memes, rumors, outrage and popcorn worthy levels of about some King [&hellip

12 Jun
2018

Paying the Prize

At a North Oaken War maneuvers very early early in my SCA career, my third event, there was a torch [&hellip

22 Jan
2017

The Gates of Hell

One of the things I’ve always enjoyed about the SCA is all the little adventures you can find for yourself. [&hellip

24 Dec
2016

Getting Back on the Horse

I haven’t published anything in awhile, and recently, a number of people have approached me about the blog. When will [&hellip

14 Aug
2016

The Morning After

The sky was still dark when I awoke, to many thoughts stirring around in my sleep. Getting out of bed [&hellip

2 Jun
2016

Always Vigilant

I would like to start by thanking everyone. I’m very humbled by the all the expressions of joy and celebration [&hellip

3 Feb
2016

Head Space For Rent

I was recently asked if: “Is there anything you did to get more comfortable with tournaments, like dealing with anxiety.” [&hellip


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