November 7, 2019

Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not absence of fear.

- Mark Twain

In his book On Combat, Lt Col Dave Grossman tells the story two soldiers manning a machine-gun during a firefight. One man is firing while the other spots in a different direction.


September 22, 2019

Anyone who has seriously trained their body knows that you won't accomplish anything without a system.

You can go to the gym and just kind of "hang out." Do a few benches. Try the squat rack. You'll see some improvement.

But nothing big or sustainable.

I've been the guy...

September 18, 2019

I played soccer for sixteen years. Select, Premiere, high school, and recreational. All positions, even goalkeeper when playing indoor. I still remember standing in front of the television, putting the final green and yellow colors of Brazil on my face only a few minut...

September 12, 2019

When it comes to physical fitness, most of us know the difference between being strong and being weak. In function, you can do more work. In appearance, you look better. In everything else, you feel more confident, more energetic, more positive, and more relaxed.

It is...

September 8, 2019

Those of us on the social and political fringes of today's Overton window know the risks all too well. Being in the open without care for the consequences is both foolish and shortsighted. This leads many to give up on their goals, choosing to simply keep their true op...

September 4, 2019

I believe all culture must have arisen from cult

- Alan Moore

I recently started an at-home workout regime recommended by a friend.

Having to look up a few terms (such as "EMOM"), I discovered that this program was actually a cross-fit program.

I didn't know very much abou...

May 21, 2019

There are many ways that men can live. They have been farmers, and they have been traders; they have been sailors, bankers, and bureaucrats. But across all of time, no lifestyle has created more admirable and honorable men than that of the soldier.

The Cascade Legion se...

April 30, 2019

Everyone has an opinion.

Most books are mostly opinions. Not all opinions are equal, and some opinions are truly profound. Great opinions are worth reading. But opinions do not make the most powerful books. To understand the nature of power and influence, one must read...

April 24, 2019

The Cascade Legion has changed.

We organized to confront terrorists in the street -- thugs who sought to intimidate and dominate with violence for political ends. In pursuit of political ends, we sought to resist these groups, and to protect others from them within the...

March 17, 2019

"If my self was my dwelling, then my body resembled an orchard that surrounded it. I could either cultivate that orchard to its capacity or leave it for the weeds to run riot in. I was free to choose, but the freedom was not as obvious as it might seem. Many people, in...

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