Pre-Blast: 2nd Annual KRAKEN CSAUP

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What is the Kraken? First, check out the inaugural Kraken CSAUP: In the cold of the night, peering into the dark of the sea, ancient mariners whispered to themselves and one another, “in mari multa latent” – in the ocean many things are hidden.   In Nordic legend, the most fearful of what lurked unseen was […]

Remembering Pearl Harbor

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Special day today, the 79th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, in which more than 2,400 people were killed. Of the dead, 1,177 were from the USS Arizona. Six ships were sank or destroyed, and more than 300 aircraft were demolished. As President Roosevelt noted then, it was and remains a day that lives […]

Thank You, McDreamy

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Leadership, Harry S. (“Slash”) Truman once observed, “is the ability to get men to do what they don’t want to do and like it.” YHC would humbly add the following to our 33rd President’s words: Virtuous leadership is the ability to get men to do what they don’t want to do, so that they may […]

Expect the Unexpected, Redux

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It was going to be soooo perfect… YHC spent the weekend meticulously planning a glorious 31-station beatdown – 28 seconds of coupon-laden work, seven seconds to rest / move to the next station, all adding up to 36 minutes of exquisite physical agony. The array of exercises were precision-balanced among legs, chest, shoulders, arms, core […]

Every Day is Election Day

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America heads to the polls today to decide a bitterly contested presidential election. If you haven’t voted, vote! Of course, every day is something of an election day, as according to researchers at Cornell University, we make ~ 35,000 choices daily. YHC has trouble digesting that, as that works out to about 35 decisions per […]

Work Your Tail Off

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Our tribute to Eddie Van Halen continued with YHC kicking off the Tuesday morning workout with this EVH quote from a 2015 interview: Q: What does it mean to be American? (YHC note: Recall that EVH was born in The Netherlands before moving to the US with his family.) A: I’m very proud to be […]

In God We Trust

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YHC enjoys looking up the various events that transpired in history on the days he serves as Q, and today was an interesting one. On this date in 1956, President Dwight Eisenhower signed a measure making “In God We Trust” the national motto, replacing “E Pluribus Unum” (meaning, “out of many, one,” which of course […]

The Best Kind of Face Time

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YHC always likes to look at what events have transpired throughout history on the days he serves as Q, and, among other things, June 29th bestows upon us an interesting anniversary – 13 years ago, the iPhone debuted, heralding the age of the smartphone. The benefits of smartphones are as numerous as they are significant. […]