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“People are usually more convinced by reasons they discovered themselves, than by those found by others.” – Blaise Pascal The first time I ever heard about merino wool, I was on an overnight hiking adventure during a typically cold February evening in minus 20-degree weather. My trail partner, Jonathan, who by 4am had already...
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Happy American Thanksgiving during this time of a modern-aged civil war. Trumps vs Anti-Trumps. Rationals vs Emotionals. Nationalists vs Globalists. Righties vs Lefties. Conservatives vs Liberals. Alt-media vs mainstream media. Conspiracy theorists vs Deep State secret-societies. Nazis vs Communists vs Capitalists vs Socialists. Christians vs Muslims vs Atheists vs Jews. Not Pedophiles vs Pedophiles....
James Ryan
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Looking for a unique and interesting way to tell your significant other that you love them? Do you enjoy grueling physical exercise that will push you beyond your mental and physical limits? Well then… you’re in luck! Starting on Friday December 1st at 8pm, Jonathan Toews, along with several other friends and associates, will...
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“I remember the first time I attended the national tournament… I was a yellow belt, and I will never forget seeing this competition. It was a big part of what hooked me into karate so strongly. I would look forward to seeing it each year, watching Sensei Roger St. Arneault, Sensei Neil Prime, and...
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The following interview dates back all the way to November 9, 2011. Initially, this interview was part of a brand new sports-variety talk-show called The Sportstender (hosted by myself), but not long afterwards, was permanently removed off of YouTube, and the show later became an Internet-only, play-on-demand podcast (also currently inactive). Shortly after the...
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Hey guys, how’s it going? Facebook sent me a notification that I haven’t posted in a while and that I’ve been neglecting my 159 faithful friends, so my apologies. Here’s an update on my life: First off, let me just say that this whole woodworking thing started off as something to do while I...
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On June 22nd, myself, along with 19 other members of the Shintani Wado Kai Karate Federation (including Senseis Ron Mattie, Brad Cosby and Neil Prime) all drove down together and participated in an event better known as Karate College, which has taken place down in Radford, Virginia for the past 30 years. This year’s...