Thoughts in Training Blogs

April 25, 2023

On a Roll?

We hit grooves in our lifecycle where we get good and efficient and are proud of whom we have become.  My wife gets it when preparing for a party we will host.  I sometimes get it when I am cutting firewood.  My youngest gets it when he is sharing with others. Yet, more often than not, we are not on a roll.  We are in a routine that mirrors whatever we have historical done.  We haven't gotten better in our own eyes.  We are mediocre. 
April 17, 2023

Do you care about COVID, or just your opinion of it?

Hopefully, you are mature enough not to believe these six myths and can do as your teachers instructed you over the years to look at the facts, by yourself, and draw conclusions that stand up to peer review.
April 8, 2023

Artificial Intelligence from a writer’s perspective

“Should we let machines flood our information channels….” Should we automate away all the jobs, including the fulfilling ones?” Should we develop nonhuman minds that might eventually outnumber, outsmart, obsolete, and replace us?”
March 30, 2023

The tragedy of private property

Audrey Hale was transgender. A part of the transgender identity is the belief that, for some, seeking true identity can include self-dismemberment. It also includes support for children's rights to be dismembered in the name of seeking their true identity. If we allow that to happen in our homes, how can we be upset to see someone dismember and kill others in a school or a mall? Of course, we should expect this!
March 29, 2023

Threshold 121 – The Power of Persevering

Jeff Gaura interviews five athletes about moments when they have had to persevere.
March 27, 2023

From Centurion to Christian, Chapter 1

The redness of the winter sunrise was now greeting the warmer air coming off the Mediterranean Sea to the West.  Caleb created an open-air semi-circle that served as a Roman court, and it sat on the edge of the sea, a short walk south of the port operations center.  Everyone arrested by Roman soldiers during the last week now stood in the cold and waited at one of two entrances to the semi-circle.  Each arrestee knew that there were only two outcomes of any Roman court in an outpost more than a few days from the heart of the empire; there was no second trial or second day of trial.  On this day, everyone would either be found innocent or guilty; and for many of the fifty, guilty would mean the death sentence.
February 20, 2023

Discipline is THE ingredient

Bucket lists should be written out, and your life should reflect your efforts to do what you said you wanted.  Your life's efforts should not result in an ongoing and secretive list of blames for not getting there.  Discipline is your tool to contract the blame list and scratch items off the bucket list.  I guarantee it
January 20, 2023

Threshold 118 – Addiction, Episode 1 Kacey Keever

Kacey Keever discussed his struggles with drug, alcohol and sexual addiction to get him to where he is today.
January 13, 2023

Comparing Yourself vs. Getting Better

...the competition and all the race results show a list that only includes others. It doesn’t include the timeline that I want them to use. I want them to see themselves last week vs. themselves today. That means something.