Battles With Boredom

December 31, 2011

An Eagle Died A Chicken

Filed under: Evolution — Peter Nikolaidis @ 6:34 pm

A man found an eagle’s egg and put it in a nest of a barnyard hen. The eaglet hatched with the brood of chicks and grew up with them.

All his life the eagle did what the barnyard chicks did, thinking he was a barnyard chicken. He scratched the earth for worms and insects. He clucked and cackled. And he would thrash his wings and fly a few feet into the air.

Years passed and the eagle grew very old. One day he saw a magnificent bird above him in the cloudless sky. It glided in graceful majesty among the powerful wind currents, with scarcely a beat of its strong golden wings.

The old eagle looked up in awe. “Who’s that?” he asked. “That’s the eagle, the king of the birds,” said his neighbor. “He belongs to the sky. We belong to the earth—we’re chickens.”
So the eagle lived and died a chicken, for that’s what he thought he was.

December 26, 2011

Book Review: “The Way of the Superior Man”

Filed under: Books,Evolution,Personal — Peter Nikolaidis @ 10:34 am

Last year, my bible was “The 4 Hour Workweek” by Timothy Ferriss. Now I see that it is the “new testament,” and David Deida’s “The Way of the Superior Man,” is the old.


Daily Exercise Goal Achieved (or “Hat Retrieved”)

Filed under: Evolution,Personal — Peter Nikolaidis @ 10:00 am

Last month I set a goal to do some sort of short form, intensive exercise every day for 30 days. Today is day 30. And now, as of this morning’s 50 kettlebell swings, I have retrieved my hat.

December 16, 2011

All I Want for Christmas

Filed under: Personal — Peter Nikolaidis @ 3:05 pm

December 12, 2011

How (Quickly) the Mighty Have Fallen

Filed under: Apple,Mobile Devices — Peter Nikolaidis @ 1:03 pm

I am rapidly losing faith in Apple products. I mean, seriously. Over the last few months, here’s a sample of the ridiculous issues I have been facing. (more…)

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