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The Occasional Rant

ATP E007: Get a Good Night’s Sleep

Getting a good night’s sleep is incredibly important. It impacts your body in so many ways it is almost incalculable. Rich and I did this episode because I really believe that we have undervalued sleep – a biological necessity – and do a huge disservice to ourselves by doing so. This is probably our most-referenced episode, as improving yourself in nearly any way can be improved if you get a good night’s sleep.

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ATP E006: How to Change a Tire

Changing a tire is a skill that everyone who drives should know and know well. If you’ve never changed a tire give it time – I’m sure it will come up. Though tires are stronger than ever they still fail from time to time. I hadn’t had to change a tire in years and the need presented itself twice in the past month. This post will discuss the basics of how to change a tire, as well as a couple little things I’ve picked up.

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Across The Peak Podcast Re-Release!

I have some very exciting news! Rich Brown and I have decided to re-release the old Across The Peak Podcast archive. Across The Peak was a podcast we hosted and produced in 2018/19, but were forced to abruptly discontinue. However, we still have most of the episodes and are going to keep them alive here.

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8 Defense Lessons from “Creep” (2014 Film)

The film Creep (also available on Netflix) is absolutely one of my favorite movies in the horror genre. My girlfriend introduced me to a couple years ago. I remain fascinated by its low-budget, quirky weirdness, and I think there are some solid survival and defense lessons from Creep. Let’s take a look at them!

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New Motto: Esse Quam Videri

Some of you have probably noticed the new logo on the site here. The past year saw a lot of effort go into this blog, including the adoption of a new motto: Esse quam videri – to be rather than to seem.

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