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do unto others

do unto others

When Maynard James Keenan spoke of this song in an interview he said: “This song is about recognizing, identifying, the cycle of abuse within yourself. That’s the first step of the process: realization; identifying. The next step is to work through it. But, this song...

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back on track maybe

back on track maybe

Well I fell off hard here! On New Years I set a goal to write a blog post every week, and I've only written 3 so far. That's only 15 short right? No big deal.  I still don't think a blog every week is unreasonable, but I tend to get a bit lengthy with it. My...

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on gratitude and abundance

on gratitude and abundance

Tony Robbins says you can’t experience gratitude and fear/anger at the same time. Part of me suspects this is true, and another part is too stubborn to acknowledge that I might have some measure of control over my emotions and experience. Regardless, practicing...

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tone mapping method 1

tone mapping method 1

I am privileged to be one of Jessica Haeckel's first students for her Tone Mapping Method singing program! I write this after two online private sessions with Jessica, and about 2 weeks of practice. We start the third session in a few days, and I just wanted to share...

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new years, hatsu geiko, goals and trajectory

new years, hatsu geiko, goals and trajectory

Many traditional Japanese martial art practitioners observe Hatsu Geiko (first training), spending the first day of the year training, sparring, practicing, and socializing with teammates and friends. Over 10 years ago, we adopted this tradition at my Brazilian...

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“stay with the pain, don’t shut this out”

“stay with the pain, don’t shut this out”

Halfway through the movie Fight Club there's a scene were Tyler Durden intentionally burns the Narrator's hand, while making a point about sacrifice and mortality. https://youtu.be/afdyNHbtdQY This part of the movie might seem shocking or unnecessarily absurd. But to...

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why i (mostly) quit social media

why i (mostly) quit social media

I've had several people approach me in the past week, and ask why I decided to leave social media.  To me, that's like asking "Bro, why are you quitting heroin?"  I've just been responding, "shouldn't everyone?" We all know that our relationship with Social...

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move on release

move on release

Okay you guys, here it is. Finally. This four-song EP is a such long time coming, and arduous in every step of the making. I wish I could crank out music a little quicker, but the songs tell ME when they are finished. And what stubborn, fickle, and needy bastards they...

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golden hour

golden hour

In case you're unaware, "golden hour" (sometimes called "magic hour") is a photography term that refers to the time in the morning and evening where the sun seems to give everything a beautiful golden sheen. During most of the day, sunlight enters the atmosphere from...

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c’est la vie

c’est la vie

The working title for this song in the early stages was "Maybe". It seemed to reflect my tendency to fall back on self-sabotage when trying to deliberate my future. As if I'm trying to reach for my highest possible vision, and suddenly realizing with an uncomfortable...

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