Natural and Devastating: Reflections on Krav Maga

By Adam J. Pearson While taking the Montreal night bus to a friend’s house one night, I heard a man in the back of the bus talking about Krav Maga, the street-oriented self-defense style that originated in Israel. I had always wanted to experience Krav Maga in practice, so I went up to him and…

The Believer’s Paradox

By Adam J. Pearson Did you ever notice how holding a belief about the world seems to surprisingly narrow your perception? It’s as if the belief gives you tunnel vision; everything that agrees with it comes through the tunnel and everything that challenges the belief doesn’t it make it into your field of view. Or if it…

A Thought I’ve Never Thought Before

By Adam J. Pearson I yearn and long to think a thought I’ve never thought before, A thought that cuts through stories and takes me right to the core. The thoughts here in my mind, they are so old, they recombine, These words I use weren’t coined by me, but in them I’m entwined. I…