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Brian Patrick Cork is living the Authentic Life

self indulgence for the betterment of mankind

March21

 

Amazon.com founder and CEO Jeff Bezos today announced that his underwater expedition had successfully recovered the mangled wreckage of two rocket engines from NASA’s Apollo program from the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean. After…”

Brian Patrick Cork: so… my immediate thoughts were:

  1. Bezos has too much time on his hands;
  2. this is an example of doing something for the sake of doing it, not because people need or want it (sort of like how developers go about creating pointless apps); and,
  3. our country was proving itself innovative beyond measure in the space-age era with so much technology being developed (smaller computers and components, food stuff, insulation, etc).

this is ultimately about self-indulgence, which is fine. however,  I do think I would have preferred to see the money to go higher academic scholarships or related programs in High School. we need that more than anything in this country to groom future leaders.

UPDATE 032213:

on the other hand… and, to be fair, I was reminded this very morning that,

“Bezo’s is fascinated w space exploration. He has been involved in projects with Branson, Elon Musk and others. Musk has the only private contract w NASA & ESA for space station transport. Recovering these engines will be the ultimate green & recycle gig. Elon Musk has been perfecting his Dragon launch systems. A post on LinkedInn tonite showed where Musk was not filing patents on his engine technology. Bezo = Why re-invent, they are just sitting there, go get them!”

peace be to my Brothers and Sisters.

brian patrick cork

dangers of the authentic Life

April14

Everyone needs to be prepared. And, I mean everyone.

I am preparing to explore the vital differences, and of course, the similarities, between the heterodox and the existentialist.

This is, at it’s very core, a formidable undertaking. A shift. Everything, what ever that may be, can or could (see: I’ve already begun to realize the existentialistic results) change.

Existentialism despite profound doctrinal differences, generally holds that the focus of philosophical thought should be to deal with the conditions of existence of the individual person and their emotions, actions, responsibilities, and thoughts. It is not some abstract set of theoretical truths. In simpler terms, it’s a no-nonsense philosophy that encourages you to take a hard look at your life and ask two essential questions: Who am I and how shall I live?

As determined readers of this Blog know, a Heterodox is that hearty and ferocious person that questions everything, and accepts little of it. We can respect the tradition, but we must challenge the foundation. The truth, of the day, is evolutionary.

So, I begin with a juxtapositional questions: Does existentialism and heterodox lead one to the other? Or, is there a vital point of integration for confluence?

Then: Is this, finally, the Kobayashi Maru? Could this be that holy grail? Is it the final application of God’s greatest of gifts to us – discernment? Is this where we find the most fertile ground for reflection and representation?

William Shakespeare, Friedrich Nitzsche, Jean-Paul Sartre, Fyodor Dostoevsky and Ayn Rand proceed me. Thank you.

Stand by. Everything, the very fabric of the universe’s truth, is possibly at stake. The promise or the punishment. Being vulnerable and ready to change. Risking or improving one’s self.

…wait…

Perhaps you are asking, first, why I might embark on such a potentially self-indulgent journey? Well… This is something I am, at first, simply prone to do. But, it also requires that I be ready and prepared to evolve. You see… I seek ever-greater authenticity.

Peace be to my Brothers and Sisters.

Brian Patrick Cork

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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rules a view?

January19


window-in-venice-by-brian-corkI did promise to offer up select examples of doors, windows and portals (mostly on Mondays  – unless I forget).

While running, cycling or driving, I often ponder what may be happening behind all those many doors and windows.

Brian Patrick Cork

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.

brian cork by John Campbell





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