A Thousand Hammers

The journey to become a happier, healthier and better father, husband, and man through trial and error.

Taking the Polar Plunge

Ever since I can remember, I’ve been fascinated with the idea of things like the Polar Bear Club and Polar Plunges. I could just never wrap my head around the videos of large groups of people in bathing suits, their breath condensing in the cold of winter, jumping into frozen lakes for “fun.” These must just be a rare breed of folks who were in some way better equipped for […]

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Currently Reading

Extreme Ownership by Jocko Willink and Laif Babin: I’ve read this book once already, and I think I’ll read it a few more times in the future. It’s so thick with actionable information about leadership that can really be applied to any facet of your life. I’m particularly interested in working on what they call “leading up the chain,” so I can learn how to help my leadership to best […]

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Give Me Sugar

It’s pretty amazing what happens when you go from a relatively strict, pretty clean diet, to allowing yourself some sugary treats. Actually, it’s scary, and over the last few weeks I’ve seen what it can do to me. It all started very innocently when Halloween candy started to pop up here and there. I was doing well with my intermittent fasting diet as outlined in my daily routine and, for […]

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Daily Routine

13 November 2017 – 31 December 2017 Purpose: Build on the successes and lessons learned from the baselining cycle.  *Note – I intended for the previous cycle to end on 31 October, but I got buried under work and life and didn’t want to start a new routine without having written this up. I continued the previous routine (aside from all the damned Halloween candy) through today.* Stats: Starting weight (lbs): […]

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Why I Take Cold Showers

“Eat a live frog first thing in the morning and nothing worse will happen to you the rest of the day.” ~ Mark Twain For a lot of people I know, it’s pretty much the only thing that tips the scales and forces them out of bed in the morning: a nice, long, steaming hot shower. It’s wonderful. Basically a refreshing extension to those cozy sheets you just had to […]

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A Look Around

Everything on this site is starting off pretty simple and I’m hoping to keep it that way. Aside from normal posts, here’s a look at a couple of pages that will be updated much less frequently: First is the section covering what I’m currently reading. This will likely be a pretty varied selection of books, anything from self helpy, to novels, to biographies, etc. Pretty all over the map. I’m a horribly […]

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