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by Bram
Sat Feb 17, 2024 1:53 pm
Forum: Free Speech Forum
Topic: What do you think is your best habit?
Replies: 13
Views: 237

What do you think is your best habit?

Lenny, The camping pads might increase your risk of injury. Yoga mats are sticky and won't move. But camping mats (at least the ones I'm familiar with) are quite slippery. No one controls their parents, their birth city, culture, language, or religion they are born into. My mom died when I was a kid...
by Bram
Thu Feb 15, 2024 7:57 pm
Forum: Free Speech Forum
Topic: What do you think is your best habit?
Replies: 13
Views: 237

What do you think is your best habit?

In that situation, I would do the jumps on a yoga mat (to soften the landing), land making as little noise as possible (to soften the landing) and ditch the weights. When I was 27, I was paralyzed with indecision. Do I keep living in San Diego? Do I keep working as a personal trainer? Do I keep surf...
by Bram
Thu Feb 15, 2024 3:10 pm
Forum: Free Speech Forum
Topic: What do you think is your best habit?
Replies: 13
Views: 237

What do you think is your best habit?

Lenny, Another option is simply to jump up a few stairs. For example, there's a flight of five stairs by my apartment. You can start with one stair and step down, progress to two and so on. Focusing on very clean reps, landing with legs almost straight. The boxes are prohibitively expensive, but I l...
by Bram
Wed Feb 14, 2024 8:15 pm
Forum: Free Speech Forum
Topic: What do you think is your best habit?
Replies: 13
Views: 237

What do you think is your best habit?

Lenny, I think that a hip hinge--that works for that person's body--is good for any sport or general well-being. But what weight? I believe, to a degree, that the weights we use are over-emphasized. Yes, your chest will be be bigger and more muscular if you are benching 80lb dumbbells instead of 40'...
by Bram
Sun Feb 11, 2024 8:05 pm
Forum: Free Speech Forum
Topic: What do you think is your best habit?
Replies: 13
Views: 237

What do you think is your best habit?

I think good questions are very powerful. But a good question for person A is not a good one for person B. I shared this particular question because I first asked it of a relative stranger, apropos of nothing, and got a thoughtful response. My own answer didn’t reveal anything to myself, but I enjoy...
by Bram
Sun Feb 11, 2024 3:58 pm
Forum: Free Speech Forum
Topic: What do you think is your best habit?
Replies: 13
Views: 237

What do you think is your best habit?

"The unexamined life is worth living." -- Odin
by Bram
Thu Feb 08, 2024 9:58 pm
Forum: Product, Book, Movie & Music Reviews
Topic: The Listening ...
Replies: 312
Views: 13310

The Listening ...

Ronald, nice share on the Civil War letter. Teared up listening to that guy facing his death and saying goodbye to the woman he loves.

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Cool track:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ScNgrQ1EXr0
by Bram
Thu Feb 08, 2024 4:25 pm
Forum: Free Speech Forum
Topic: Are We Living The Life We Want To Live?
Replies: 1
Views: 46

Are We Living The Life We Want To Live?

I took about thirty minutes after finishing this video to think the question over. While reflecting on “Things Done Well” wasn’t helpful (beyond encouraging myself to keep it up), I found it illuminating to ask “Where Could I Grow?” The biggest gap was in doing fun stuff with people I care about. So...
by Bram
Thu Feb 08, 2024 4:11 pm
Forum: Free Speech Forum
Topic: Are We Living The Life We Want To Live?
Replies: 1
Views: 46

Are We Living The Life We Want To Live?

A few days ago, I was watching a great 20-minute documentary on Alex Honnold’s last project before famously free-soloing El Capitan: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=V4OGs1DehzA&pp=ygUgbmF0aW9uYWwgZ2VvZ3JhcGhpYyBhbGV4IGhvbm5vbGQ%3D At the end of the documentary, the narrator and filmer Jimmy Chin s...
by Bram
Fri Feb 02, 2024 6:55 pm
Forum: Free Speech Forum
Topic: RIP To the Foxy Ab God
Replies: 8
Views: 253

RIP To the Foxy Ab God

Surprised to hear a healthy guy like Bill passed too young.

Rest In Peace, Foxy One 💪🏼
by Bram
Wed Jan 31, 2024 8:20 pm
Forum: Free Speech Forum
Topic: Right now I'm reading
Replies: 763
Views: 222427

Right now I'm reading

Y: The Last Man . 10 issues into this 60-issue comic book series. We follow Yorick, a young escape artist, who, along with his pet monkey, Ampersand, find themselves the last males on the planet after a mysterious plague. Many women go crazy in the aftermath and the world is looking to be dead with...
by Bram
Mon Jan 22, 2024 1:12 am
Forum: Free Speech Forum
Topic: What do you think is your best habit?
Replies: 13
Views: 237

What do you think is your best habit?

I’m not relentless about it, but I try to look for, and take, opportunities to be giving. This week, I know some relatives like granola from a local cafe, so I bought some bags and mailed them out as surprise gifts. Just got a thank you email from my 87-year old aunt that was so sweet and kind. It m...
by Bram
Mon Jan 22, 2024 1:06 am
Forum: Free Speech Forum
Topic: What do you think is your best habit?
Replies: 13
Views: 237

What do you think is your best habit?

Anything you do regularly that makes life better?
by Bram
Sat Jan 20, 2024 2:14 am
Forum: Free Speech Forum
Topic: I might make it to Florida
Replies: 11
Views: 217

I might make it to Florida

Thanks Lenny,

Have a good weekend too! Hope you catch some fun waves in Florida. Safe travels!
by Bram
Fri Jan 19, 2024 7:00 pm
Forum: Free Speech Forum
Topic: I might make it to Florida
Replies: 11
Views: 217

I might make it to Florida

Lenny, You can see the Pacific between some Encinitas streets from Highway 1/Main Street. I think Wave Ki sounds super cool! A friend did it and swore it helped him. My issue with it is that in good surfing you are pushing the board away from you (surfing on the rail), whereas in Wave Ki you are pus...
by Bram
Thu Jan 18, 2024 3:38 pm
Forum: Free Speech Forum
Topic: Right now I'm reading
Replies: 763
Views: 222427

Right now I'm reading

The Sisters Brothers, by Patrick deWitt.

A murderous farce set in the 1850’s Old West. Two brothers, hired killers, encounter all sorts of oddballs and ne’er-do-wells in their quest to hunt down an eccentric prospector.

Funny and engaging!
by Bram
Tue Jan 16, 2024 3:22 pm
Forum: Free Speech Forum
Topic: I might make it to Florida
Replies: 11
Views: 217

I might make it to Florida

Lenny,

Glad you’re getting out of Israel! Terror attacks on the street is not something a person should have to endure. Best of luck in Florida!

Dunno the story of the Lopez brothers. Got into following pro surfing around 2010 and missed their era.
by Bram
Sat Jan 13, 2024 3:01 am
Forum: Free Speech Forum
Topic: It's been a good minute since a sketch hit me like this ...
Replies: 2
Views: 124

It's been a good minute since a sketch hit me like this ...

My offering in the rap parody genre (rapping starts around 3 minutes, but the whole sketch is good):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VLSeuaDz4tE
by Bram
Sat Jan 13, 2024 2:56 am
Forum: Free Speech Forum
Topic: It's been a good minute since a sketch hit me like this ...
Replies: 2
Views: 124

It's been a good minute since a sketch hit me like this ...

Always appreciate a good rap parody!
by Bram
Wed Jan 10, 2024 3:08 am
Forum: Free Speech Forum
Topic: Right now I'm reading
Replies: 763
Views: 222427

Right now I'm reading

The Man Who Quit Money , by Mark Sundeen. A non-fiction account of the life of Daniel Suelo, a deeply spiritual man who abandons money to embrace Jesus's teachings. I thought it was going to be a how-to book -- tips and tricks on how to live off the land and out of trash cans -- but the main focus ...
by Bram
Fri Jan 05, 2024 10:56 pm
Forum: Free Speech Forum
Topic: mental big rocks
Replies: 20
Views: 615

mental big rocks

That's something I've been wrestling with in letting go of difficult people, or at least setting boundaries with them. I've been friends with someone who's been inconsiderate for over 20 years. I finally confronted him this week because he was coming along on a snowboarding trip, which had originall...
by Bram
Fri Jan 05, 2024 5:29 pm
Forum: Free Speech Forum
Topic: mental big rocks
Replies: 20
Views: 615

mental big rocks

Boris, that’s a really good point and something I struggle with. An area where I actually have done that well is in exercise. I lift weights and I surf. If I can’t surf, I’ll mountain bike, do yoga, run, etc. But I used to try and force cardio and it always made me feel worn out and like I was falli...
by Bram
Mon Jan 01, 2024 4:24 pm
Forum: Free Speech Forum
Topic: Right now I'm reading
Replies: 763
Views: 222427

Right now I'm reading

Ablutions , by Patrick deWitt. A piece-of-shit, alcoholic bartender works in a seedy drinking hole in Hollywood. He encounters a crackhead, a poor transexual, a child actor drinking himself to death, grifters, drugs, violence, gross sexual encounters. It’s a short read, darkly comic, and I blew thr...
by Bram
Wed Dec 27, 2023 9:27 pm
Forum: Free Speech Forum
Topic: What’s In Your Bag?
Replies: 2
Views: 149

What’s In Your Bag?

Nothing, I’m just as likely to put it beforehand. As for including it at all…I think both bags are pretty cheap for their bang-for-the-buck.
by Bram
Wed Dec 27, 2023 4:49 pm
Forum: Free Speech Forum
Topic: Merry Christmas You Filthy Animals!
Replies: 5
Views: 209

Merry Christmas You Filthy Animals!

Merry Christmas to you and yours!