Author: Chris Doelle

I Finally Understand Meditation

I have read about and tried meditating dozens of times in my life but never really “got it.” It turns out not only was I doing it wrong when I tried to meditate, but I have actually been meditating all my life without realizing what I was doing. My understanding of meditating was to “clear your thoughts” and focus on a mantra (like OOOOHHHMMMM) and suddenly some magical inspiration would pop into your head – kinda akin to your life’s purpose. Attending a little presentation on meditation last week, it all became clear. I wish I remembered the speaker’s...

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CrossFit Milestone

If you’ve been following my story, you know that I started CrossFit at CrossFit Hays a little while back. I have purposely been taking it easy to avoid injury so have either reduced the reps required or the weight prescribed. At this point, if I were to just do what is written up for the daily class, I would be unconscious before the warm-up completed. Yes, I have a long way to go. A typical class includes a warm-up, a strength segment and a Metcon (Metabolic Conditioning.) Wednesday’s class consisted of: Warm-Up (THREE ROUNDS OF THIS – not for...

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Spectrum/Time Warner Trying to Stay in the Game

I use Spectrum/Time Warner for Internet. I used to use them for television but now only use Netflix and Amazon Prime with no actual LIVE TV. As people are cutting the cable more and more, behemoths like Spectrum are scrambling to stay in the game. I recently started getting offers to add 10 channels of my choice (from a select list) for $21.99/month.  While this is a much better deal than before, it is still kinda pricey for channels that have no interest for me. They have built their business model on a supersized list of channels that doesn’t...

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Movie Catch Up Time: Ready Player Death Rabbit

It’s that time again. Time to catch up on recent movie viewing. Think of it as your mini-guide to what’s hot and what’s not among recent films. Annihilation This is a muddled mess of pretense. Annihilation comes across as “smarter than you“, “deeper than you” and something “you couldn’t understand.” Sure, there were some times when I was impressed with the cleverness and found myself feeling smarter for watching it. Those moments were fleeting however. In retrospect, it feels like three stoners got wasted and wrote a script using free association. RATING 5 out of 10 Death Wish Bruce...

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Book Review: 100 Deadly Skills: The SEAL Operative’s Guide to Eluding Pursuers, Evading Capture, and Surviving Any Dangerous Situation

The book 100 Deadly Skills: The SEAL Operative’s Guide to Eluding Pursuers, Evading Capture, and Surviving Any Dangerous Situation by Clint Emerson is the kind of book that I grab when I am between books. When there isn’t a book that comes across as a must read, I surf available audiobooks and find one like this… interesting, but maybe not the most applicable. While I don’t see myself becoming a “Violent Nomad” (as Emerson refers to you as the reader) anytime soon, it is a very interesting read. Sure, 80% of what this Navy SEAL explains is not going...

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