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Brian Patrick Cork is living the Authentic Life

oh gods monsters And humanity

September24

…oh humanity.

victor frankenstein was taught by the monster (or, maybe we come to this conclusion only ourselves once we study mary shelley’s inspirations for her novel) that it’s our flaws that make us beautiful. achilles understood that the gods were jealous of us because of our mortality.

and, then comes our furious resolve! our weaknesses make us gather strength, and beauty.

God, gives us discernment to make sense of it all.

just the incredible likeness (as opposed to lightness) of being.

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thine own Achilles

August4

Brian Cork injures achilles tendon, extreme sporting world draws collective breath

ALPHARETTA, GA (AP) – Nike Sports confirmed today that extreme athlete Brian Cork has injured his left achilles tendon and will undergo tests that include an MRI at Emory Medical Center. Cork is a well known race car driver and tanning enthusiast – as well as extreme athlete, entrepreneur, adventurer, and devil-may-care expert on self indulgence.

Nike said on Tuesday that Cork, 48, will remain on the Nike extreme team rosters through 2012 while he trains and prepares for the Olympics and writes his highly anticipated book entitled: “I Can Kick Your Ass”.

Cork is expected to compete for Nike HTC in the Vancouver Raid later this month, and also appear in HBO’s upcoming premiere of the reality series Extreme Me in February 2010.

Cork has been field testing Nikes new extreme road technology response footwear for the past five months. Up until this recent injury Cork appeared to be on the road to accomplishing his stated objective of being the “biggest smarty-pants this side of anywhere” as one of Nike’s best examples and flag-ship, albeit self-absorbed, athletes.

The 48-year-old has been voted the most thought-provoking athlete-intellectualista of his generation by Time Magazine the last three years.


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brian's new Buddy!

January26

Many of you read my post: Sammy: The best argument I ever knew for Dogs in Heaven.

That story has now been viewed over one million (1,000,000) times. And, it has apparently circled the globe repeatedly having been passed from one dog-friend enthusiast to another via email.

Thanks for that.

Meanwhile…

We went and visited CeCe and her people (Dave and Kelly) yesterday.  CeCe is a four year old Rhodesian Ridgeback that is expected to give birth to six little mighty champions February 14th (perfect).

rhodesian ridgeback puppies 4monthsI get a new “buddy”!

This picture is of a Ridgeback puppy at four months.

At about two yeas, he can start running with me.

You need to know there is significant debate around the naming of this particular Ridgeback.

Thoughts and suggestions include, but are not linited to: Achilles, Artemis (my favorite /1), Dude, Mondo, “Mr. Tinkles” (a delicious absurdity. Haley Anne has mused: “how could you EVER get mad at a large dog named Mr. Tinkles?”), Ranger, Telemachus (from Homer’s Odyssey /2) and, ZimBob.

So, lets fire up a poll…

Brian’s Ridgeback should be named:

Feel free to comment with additional suggestions.  The winner gets a cases of Modelo Especial.

By the way…  I probably need a truck now (and, it will come in handy for soccer any way).  So, more about that later.

Peace be to my Brothers and Sisters.

Brian Patrick Cork

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NOTES:

1/ Artemis was King Leonidas’ loyal captain and friend in the movie The 300. Not historically accurate.  But, cool nonetheless.

2/ Telemachus (also transliterated as Telemachos or Telémakhos; literally, “far-away fighter”) is a figure in Greek mythology, the son of Odysseus and Penelope, and a central character in Homer‘s Odyssey. The first four books in particular focus on Telemachus’s journeys in search of news about his father; they are, therefore, traditionally accorded the collective title the Telemachy.

What’s All This About?

"What am I looking at?", you might wonder.

Lots of stuff.

Meanwhile, here, I discuss events, people and things in our world - and, my (hardly simplistic, albeit inarticulate) views around them.

You'll also learn things about, well, things, like people you need to know about, and information about companies you can't find anywhere else.

So, while I harangue the public in my not so gentle way, you will discover that I am fascinated by all things arcane, curious about those whom appear religious, love music, dabble in politics, loathe the media, value education, still think I am an athlete, and might offer a recipe.

All the while, striving mightily, and daily, to remain a prudent and optimistic gentleman - and, authentic.

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