The Art and Unexpected Benefits of Boxing

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“I hated every minute of training, but I said, ‘Don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion’.” // Muhammad Ali In the winter of 2011, I decided it was time to get off my ass. I am 5-foot-7 and at the time I weighed around 180 pounds. That’s fat. […]

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The Slow Man’s Guide to Being as Angry as the Incredible Hulk

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Much like the rest of planet Earth, I saw “The Avengers” recently. I had a revelation in the midst of all the avenging, quipping, and smashing. SPOILER: it didn’t have to do with Scarlet Johannson’s badonk (we all knew about that already). I finally understood a deeper reason why the Slow Man, since his nerdy […]

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How to Grow a Beard … And Why You Might Not Want To [INFOGRAPHIC]

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How to grow a beard? Why grow a beard? Do women like beards? These aren’t questions mankind has had to deal with until recent times. Personally, The Slow Man is a bit partial to his facial hair — but that’s mainly because his woman prefers him that way. But if you study the history of […]

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The Slow Lane: Springtime, Alcohol as Muse, Fearless Speech-Making, and More

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Are you settling into spring yet? Around my household, my significant other actually dislikes spring. The time change, putting all the winter stuff away… she always gets struck by a mood when winter dies. That’s pretty contrary to the normal reaction to the great awakening called springtime. And I like that about her. It makes […]

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What’s So Great About Slowness?

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What’s so great about being Slow? It’s a fair question. Usually, the fast, cheap, and easy are applauded. So much so that everything that has to do with slowness has negative connotations. But, come one, sometimes things are just better when you take your time, right? I believe there’s a great benefit to taking this Slowness […]

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5 Things I’ve Learned About Self-Confidence

For reasons both personal and professional, I’ve been on a bit of research kick around the idea of confidence. The short version of the story is that I came to a realization recently that I will never achieve any of my goals and desires if I don’t figure out how to get more self-confidence. Publishing this […]

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Who Is the Slow Man?

What is the Slow Man? Or better question: Who is the Slow Man? I have to be honest. The Slow Man isn’t me — at least not yet. The Slow Man is something I aspire to be and in that spirit, it seems a good opportunity to list out all the elements of the Slow […]

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The Slow Lane: Drunk History Christmas and More

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Getting ready for Christmas, down time, and the opening of the New Year. Much is in motion and changing in my life, which is always a good thing. How about yours? Be sure to take time and reflect and make an action plan for your life – doesn’t have to be daily, but make sure […]

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Why It’s Better to Drink Cheap Whiskey … Usually

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If you know the Slow Man even a little bit, you know I love whisk(e)y. When it comes to the spirits world, nothing reflects better the soul of the Slow than the brown stuff. Why Whiskey Rocks No offense is intended to those who tipple vodka, gin, and other sorts of clear swill. But whiskey, […]

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The Slow Lane: How to Drink Alone and Other Survival Tips

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When your ceiling caves in because an idiot upstairs neighbor left the bathtub running for hours. When your computer seemingly dies in front of you. When you have to spend hours quelling panic in the office. When you think you’re going to break up with your significant others. When that damn morning train is so […]

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