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Personal Responsibility


Shotguns & Home Defense

By on July 28, 2017

I like shotguns. In most cases, they’re the ideal firearm to use in the home for self defense. They’re easy to shoot, accurate enough (if you are), and can…


“When the Student is Ready, The Teacher Will Appear.” Intro to My Mentors.

By on July 21, 2017
As I put the final edits on my book, I reflect on the mentors who helped me get here.

Self Defense Tools in a Woman’s Purse

By on May 19, 2017

It’s not a great photo. (Backlit from the only bright window in a dark Irish pub). Still, it conveys a story of one woman’s 6 self-defense tools.

In pursuit of shade and…


Went to Allegheny County Sheriff for My Conceal Carry Permit

By on March 24, 2017
The City of Pittsburgh sits within Allegheny County, a county with one of the highest rates of conceal carry applicants (and permits granted) in the country.

Sun Damage, Skin Cancer and Small Calamities of Time

By on March 13, 2017
It's not an upbeat selfie. It's not a dueling scar incurred in the Cordillera de Talamanca highlands, as one friend suggested. It's the removal of precancerous skin cells via Mohs outpatient surgery.