There is no safety

There is no such thing as safety. It is an illusion. You may be safe at any given time, or you may not. But safety, as a concept, doesn't exist. A video everyone should watch to remind them there's no difference between you and the people who get stabbed in these videos. What actions are… Continue reading There is no safety

Can you save your own life? Fitness edition

Are you fit enough to save your own life? What about the lives of your family? Mark's Daily Apple has a nice definition of being competent (in terms of fitness): "the ability to save your own life in an immediate (however rare) crisis should be the absolute baseline for general competency"   While general definitions are… Continue reading Can you save your own life? Fitness edition

Can you save your own life? First aid edition

Protests are on the rise where I live. It seems to be getting worse (and no, I don't think it's just increased media coverage). Grazes, cut and scrapes don't worry me too much, but gunshot and stab wounds do.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=po2iLU4Ur9w   It doesn't matter how long the ambulance takes - if you get injured,… Continue reading Can you save your own life? First aid edition

Make sure you don’t have these security features in your home

These burglar bars are popular for 1 reason. They are stylish. Unfortunately that stylishness can drop you in trouble pretty darn fast because there’s one thing these burglar bars aren’t – safe.   Nobody particularly likes the look of steel burglar bars. They’re normally painted a rust-resistant black, and the look of them clashes with… Continue reading Make sure you don’t have these security features in your home

Ending the abuse of women at the hands of men is a “straightforward” affair. There are 2 steps.

Sometimes something is effective, but unpopular. Like giving kids cough medicine. Or giving up chocolate to help lose fat. This one will be unpopular with Social Justice Cupcakes because they will be offended by it. But if they were offended by gravity it still wouldn’t stop the gravity.   Basic principles: You can’t fight something… Continue reading Ending the abuse of women at the hands of men is a “straightforward” affair. There are 2 steps.

Stealing babies – Stoney Brook University and Sarah Lawrence College professors want to steal your child

2 professor (actual professors, with degrees, at a real university, with real life students to influence) have decided that the best way to make the world more compassionate, is to steal your baby from you at birth and randomly swap it with someone else’s. And don’t take this personally, they want to do it with… Continue reading Stealing babies – Stoney Brook University and Sarah Lawrence College professors want to steal your child

Why I am the ultimate decision maker in my family

I am a husband and a father. I make the final decisions in my family. Want to know why (it's not all that pretty)? I could go into the whole man/woman thing where a typical woman wants her husband to make most of the decisions*, but instead I'll get to the reason from my point… Continue reading Why I am the ultimate decision maker in my family

Home invasion – The 4 D’s of home defense

This freaks me out. This kind of stuff will keep me awake at night if I let it. If you train, then watch this just before you train - you'll lift heavier, you'll sprint faster, you'll train harder than you thought you could or safely should. I do not want that to be me and… Continue reading Home invasion – The 4 D’s of home defense