February 2018 Journal

Books Finished:  ‘Darkness There:  Selected Tales’ by Edgar Allan Poe;  ‘Fire and Fury:  Inside the Trump White House’ by Michael Wolff;  ‘Alice in Wonderland’ by Lewis Carroll.

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Trails Ridden:  Brice Creek, North Shore Trail, Catamount.

Jiu-Jitsu Studied:  Elbow Escape from Mount, Trap and Roll from Quarter Bottom North-South and Side-Ride, Kick-Over Escape from Side-Control Bottom, Rear Mount Escapes from Top Rear Mount, Underhook escapes from Cross-Sides bottom and using connection to escape.

Movies/TV:  ‘Gerald’s Game,’ ‘1922,’ ‘Black Panther,’ ‘The Ritual,’ ‘Stranger Things:  Season 2.’

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January 2018 Journal

Books finished:  ‘Fast Focus:  A Quick-Start Guide To Mastering Your Attention, Ignoring Distractions, And Getting More Done In Less Time!’ by Damon Zahariades; ‘Sit Down and Shut Up:  Punk Rock Commentaries on Buddha, God, Truth, Sex, Death, and Dogen’s Treasury of the Right Dharma Eye’ by Brad Warner; ‘Huck, Book 1:  All American’ by Mark Millar, Rafael Albuquerque;  ‘Strange Weather:  Four Short Novels’ by Joe Hill.

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Films Oogled:  ‘Coherence,’ ‘Green Room,’ ‘Sixteen Candles,’ ‘The Cooler,’ ‘These Final Hours.’

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Jiu-Jitsu:  Armlocks from Mount, Elbow Escape(s) from Mount, Trap and Roll escape from Turtle Bottom, Relaxing.

Conditioning:  Went on several runs, and started Joint Mobility exercises again.  Really need to keep that a part of my weekly routine.  No mountain biking this month due to daylight, time, and weather constraints.


December 2017 Journal

Movies:  ‘Mud,’ ‘Wind River,’ ‘The Town That Dreaded Sundown,’ ‘Grizzly,’ ‘Mother’s Day,’ ‘The Last Jedi,’ ‘A Decade Under the Influence,’ ‘It Comes At Night,’ ‘Creep.’

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Jiu-Jitsu:  South Underhook from Cross-sides bottom, Turtle Bottom Roll, Guard Passing.

Books finished:  ‘Gather ‘Round the Sound’ by Paulo Coelho; Yvonne Morrison, and Charles Dickens, ‘The Mindful Athlete’ by George Mumford; ‘Paperbacks From Hell’ by Grady Hendrix.

November 2017 Journal

Reading finished:  ‘The Devil’s Own Work’ by Alan Judd; ‘The Willpower Instinct’ by Kelly McGonigal; ‘Providence Act 3’ by Alan Moore, Jacen Burrows; ‘Hell Hound’ by Ken Greenhall.

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Mountain Bike Rides:  FP (Holman, 2, 3, 2, Bottom of 1), Silver Creek/Shellburg Falls (Lost Creek, Bullit, Jump Road, Pusher, Catamount), Exercise Bike (Mountain pass @ 16, 50 min.), Leif Erickson 10 miles, North Umqua Swiftwater Section approx. 10 miles.

Movies:  ‘Blade Runner 2049,’ ‘Thor: Ragnarok,’ ‘Justice League.’

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Jiu-Jitsu:  Cross-collar choke from Mount, Avalanche Guard Passing.

October 2017 Journal

Trails Ridden:  Post Canyon, Holman-Firelane 1, Molalla River Corridor North Trails North, Holman-Firelane1-Saltzman, Firelane 3 (climb not cleaned), Firelane 1 (climbed cleaned), Silver Falls (Lost Creek-Buck Mtn-Smith Creek-214), University Falls Loop, Stub Stewart (Hare’s Canyon-Unfinished Settlement-Shoofly-Lokie’s Lollipop), Silver Falls (214-Buck Mountain-Lost Creek-Catamount), Fire Lane 1 & 3 (Firelane 3 cleaned, 1 close).

New bike this month:  2018 Santa Cruz Hightower LT.



Movies:  ‘The Dead Zone,’ ‘Christine.’

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TV:  Tales from the Darkside, Season 1.

Reading finished:  ‘The Halloween Tree’ (Dramatized) by Ray Bradbury,  Jerry Robbins and the Colonial Radio Theater;  ‘Seed’ by Ania Ahlborn;  Short Stories: ‘The Box’ by Jack Ketchum.

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September 2017 Journal

Book finished:  ‘American Vampire Vol. 2’ by Scott Snyder, Rafael Alburquerque; ‘Power of Myth’ by Joseph Campbell with Bill Moyers; ‘Trump Revealed: The Definitive Biography of the 45th President’ by Michael Kranish, Marc Fisher; ‘The Dark Man: An Illustrated Poem’ by Stephen King, Glenn Chadbourne; ‘The Girl Next Door’ by Jack Ketchum; ‘Providence Act 2’ by Alan Moore, Jacen Burrows.

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Movies:  ‘Conan the Barbarian’ (1982); ‘It’ (2017).

Trails Ridden:  Sandy Ridge (Quid Pro Flow-Two Turn Tables & a Microwave-Hide and Seek), Storey Burn-Gales Creek.

Jiu-Jitsu:  Guard Passing & Top Game.

August 2017 Journal

Movies:  ‘War for the Planet of the Apes,’ ‘The Dark Tower,’ ‘Arrival.’

TV/Media:  Game of Thrones, Season 6.

Books finished: ‘Song of Kali’ by Dan Simmons; ‘Born to Run’ by Christopher McDougall; ‘Saga: Book Two’ by Brian K. Vaughan, Fiona Staples;  ‘It’ by Stephen King; ‘Animosity’ by James Newman.

Magic/Mentalism:  ‘Name & Sign’ by Jose Prager.

Trails Ridden/Ran:  Mountain of the Rogue, Forest Park: Wildside Loop, Tryon Creek, Forest Park: Holman/Firelane 1/Saltzman/Firelane 5.

Concerts: The Decemberists.

July 2017 Journal

Jiu-Jitsu: Bridging & Shrimping, Guard Recovery.

Trails Ridden: Larison Rock Trail, Goodman Creek Trail, Jacksonville Forest Park Loop, Caterpiller/Lizard/Jabberwocky Trail, Portland Forest Park (Holman/Firelane 1/Saltzman/Firelane 5), Alsea Falls Trail System, Molalla River Corridor (Deer Skull/Fern Creek/Loop Trail/Rim Trail), Catamount Trail.

Magic/Mentalism: ‘Cipher’ by Will, Geraint, & Lloyd; ‘My Lucky Card’ by Wayne Dobson; ‘Memoria 2’ by Fraser Parker; ‘The Miracle Model’ by Jason Messina; ‘Proteus’ by Phedon Bilek

Books Finished: ‘The Practicing Mind’ by Thomas Sterner; ‘Alien: Out of the Shadows: An Audible Original Drama’ by Tim Lebbon, Dirk Maggs.

Podcasts: Mogul – https://gimletmedia.com/mogul/

Dance: Footwork.

Movies: ‘Guardians of the Galaxy 2,’ ‘Alien: Covenant,’ ‘Jackie,’ ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming,’ ‘Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets,’ ‘Dunkirk.’

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Concerts: Four Tops & The Temptations.




June 2017 Journal

Movies:  Wonder Woman, The Wailing.

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Podcasts:  Serial, season 1.

Trails Ridden:  Peterson Ridge Trail, Funner-Tiddleywinks Loop, Mountain of the Rouge, Gales Creek.

Jiu-Jitsu:  Guard Passing, Bridging, Mount Escapes.

Magic/Mentalism:  My Lucky Card by Wayne Dobson, Mind Invasion by Morgan Strebler.

Reading:  ‘The Dudes Abide:  The Coen Brothers and the Making of The Big Lebowski’ by Alex Belth;  ‘The October Country’ by Ray Bradbury.

Concerts:  TajMo (Keb’ Mo’ & Taj Mahal)

May 2017 Journal

Mountain Bike Rides:  University Falls Loop, North Shore Trail,  Mountain of the Rogue, & Exercise Bike @ Crunch Fitness.’

Books:  ‘The Power of Awareness’ by Neville Goddard; ‘Gwendy’s Button Box’ by Stephen King, Richard Chizmar; ‘X’s For Eyes’ by Laird Barron; ‘The Cape: Deluxe Edition’ by Joe Hill, Jason Ciaramella, Zach Howard. Horrorscopes Adaptions:  ‘The Statement of Randolph Carter’ by H.P. Lovecraft, ‘The Door Below’ by Hugh B. Cave; ‘The Horror of Walker Point ‘by Anthony Marino.

Podcasts: S-Town.

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Jiu-Jitsu Studied:  Henry Akins’ Back Escapes, Cross-Sides Top.

Jiu-Jitsu Training: Back to regular sparring!

Mentalism/Magic:  ‘Positive/Negative’ Book by Watkins.

Movies:  Sully.