Scott just did a rather informitive interview with Tactical Magazine on the subject of Tacfit, it's well worth the read,
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
The thing I find most interesting about predictions of the end of the world is that so far they have been 100% wrong.
In any other field, that kind of failure would drive people away in droves. Can you imagine a stock broker staying in business if he were to be 100% wrong about his stock choices? How about a farmer who was 100% wrong about when to plant his crops?
Yet many people, when confronted by this failure, rather than avoiding the people who make these sorts of prognostications in the future, instead rationalize as to why the prediction was incorrect.
Now this is different from the usual "prophecy" pattern, where someone says something obscure which is then pointed to after some event as "proof" that the prophecy was correct (The prophet Brutha said "angels weep rivers of tears for man's loss of faith in Om" and that year the river Ankh flooded so the prophecy was true.) That's just an old stage mentalist trick.
This is of a much higher order of craziness. Various power hungry (or completely insane) "prophets" predict the end of the world, then make excuses for why said end failed to come and their followers buy it.
Of course "normal" people do this all the time. Every time a belief is proven to be untrue people don't abandon it, they rationalize as to why the belief is still valid even though the evidence shows it to be false.
Truly I say unto you, "Belief is the enemy of faith".
Posted by Mushtaq Ali at 11:05 AM
Saturday, February 19, 2011
The topic was on changing life patterns using hypnosis and NLP.
I always hanging out with me amigo Steve Barnes and talking about strange and esoteric things. For those interested (and who wouldn't be) here is the program.
Monday, February 14, 2011
Friday, February 11, 2011
“Many forms of spirituality try to get rid of thoughts, feelings, and memories-to make the mind blank, as if that were a desirable or spiritual state. But to have the mind blank is not necessarily wise. Instead, it is more helpful to see through thoughts and to recognize that a thought is just a thought, a memory. Then we can stop binding consciousness of spirit to our thoughts and mental states.”
Posted by Mushtaq Ali at 9:41 AM
Saturday, February 05, 2011
Groomed trails are nice, but sometimes ya just gotta get away from the crowd.
It was a very nice day today, though a bit overcast and in the single digits for a good part of it. Rather than heading out to the fancy park with the groomed trails, as nice as they are, we decided to go brush popping today.
There's nothing quite like being the first person to explore a world covered with three to four feet of fresh snow.
Here's an example of what the day looked like at one of the ponds along the trails.
And here's the snow gnome getting ready to make her getaway.
Off the beaten track.....
and up the hill in fresh snow.
Me, being the brains of the outfit, I stayed back and let her break trail :-)
There were points where we were half way to our knees in snow even on the skis.
After a good hour and a half of running around the woods we finally made it back down to the Grand River.
Which, as usual, just gorgeous with all the snow and ice.
Life doesn't get much better.
Every day I say a thank you to the first crazy guy who figured out how to tie a couple of sticks to his feet.
Posted by Mushtaq Ali at 10:50 PM
Friday, February 04, 2011
The most comprehensive interview on the subject to date.
Here is an interview of Scott Sonnon, conducted by John Sifferman on the subject of TacFit, the revolutionary training and workout paradigm that is changing the face of exercise.
Of all the training methodologies I have experienced in my life, so far Tacfit has been consistently the most useful. I am in the process of writing up a review of TacFit Warrior at the moment, but this will take a few days, in the meantime check out this interview, drop by the Tacfit website and check out the full entry on John Sifferman's Blog.
Wednesday, February 02, 2011
Such as it was.
We got some snow last night, enough to shut down most of the streets around the house.
The best way to get around the neighborhood was on snowshoes
Getting out of the driveway was a little difficult.
Taht was the accumulation since 11:00 PM last night (when I went out and shoveled, knowing I would regret it if I didn't)
We had to dig out in shifts.
Then I took a walk around to see how thing were.
The streets were buried and impassable for the most part.
The plows had opened up the main thoroughfares,
But haven't even begun to address the residential streets.
Which, to tell you the truth, is just fine by me. I am looking forward to a few days of skiing and snowshoeing.
Posted by Mushtaq Ali at 3:19 PM