The Power of Play and Rekindling Youth Dec03

The Power of Play and Rekindling Youth

I grew up in North Eastham. The pride of North Eastham is most likely a windmill and/or a lighthouse. Or maybe it’s a beach. Long story short, there wasn’t a ton of action in North Eastham, so we had to create the action ourselves. We wedged firecrackers into the joints of our G.I. Joe action figures. Multiple firecrackers were typically required to blow the limbs off some of these figures. I’m just thinking more about this now and realizing how inappropriate symbolically this seems in today’s world. We hadn’t yet been exposed to thousands of soldiers coming home from the Middle East suffering similar...

Does Commitment Make All The Difference? Nov08

Does Commitment Make All The Difference?

We are re-naming this site to better align with our mission here. The name Drunken Sportsmen had a place and time I suppose, but that time has passed. So, we’re about to laser off this out-of-date tattoo. If you have any feelings on the name or the new name, please let us know in the comments or at drink@drunkensportsmen.com. You’re the best. Thanks for reading. I wrote this post as part of Lift.do’s 500 words every day challenge. The prompt was commitment. If you find it useful or terrible, I would love your commentary at the bottom. Thank you! Commitment doesn’t mean much until you experience it. I haven’t...

How Saying Thank You Leads to Greatness Jun10

How Saying Thank You Leads to Greatness

Photo by Nathan Rupert via Flickr. One of the things I love about drinking alcohol is that it puts blinders on my mind — in a good way. I don’t see all the reasons I shouldn’t say something, write something, or do something. It shuts off fear. Without fear clouding my mind, I feel a burst of creativity — the ideas and the words to describe the ideas flow freely. I would say I’m confident, but it’s not quite that.  I don’t even think about it. I just do. Perhaps this is ultimate confidence, when the idea or feeling of confidence isn’t even present and you just create.  You just take action...

What the Bar Exam Taught Me About Personality and Optimal Performance May30

What the Bar Exam Taught Me About Personality and ...

“I believe that one of the most critical factors in the transition to becoming a conscious high performer is the degree to which your relationship to your pursuit stays in harmony with your unique disposition. There will inevitably be times when we need to try new ideas, release our current knowledge to take in new information – but it is critical to integrate this new information in a manner that does not violate who we are. By taking away our natural voice, we leave ourselves without a center of gravity to balance us as we navigate the countless obstacles along our way.” –  Josh Waitzkin, The Art of Learning: An Inner Journey...

Unconditional Happiness — It’s a Thing and You Can Have It Jan29

Unconditional Happiness — It’s a Thing...

You walk into a party and there it is — you start to tighten up. You force the smiles, push out the pleasantries, and hope no one notices that you’re closed up. Perhaps three or four drinks in, you start to feel comfortable.  You may even have a genuine moment with someone in which you forget about yourself. You forget that you are an individual.  You are just in the moment. You are present. Alcohol is the great opener. Everyone gets tight.  Everyone closes. Alcohol loosens. This is the great draw of alcohol. When you are open, you can do anything. The Untethered Soul: The Journey Beyond Yourself  by Michael Singer gave me...

Why You Should Eat Less Meat Aug20

Why You Should Eat L...

Let me start by acknowledging that 1) I’m late to the party and 2) I’m a hypocrite. I eat meat almost everyday. Most days the menu includes buffalo chicken, of the boneless variety, slathered in blue cheese. If I eat pizza, it has to have some kind of meat – pepperoni,...

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