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17.6.2017 Extreme Behavior

Giving Up Is Your Choice.

“No.” That was the answer a young Norwegian named Lauritz Sand received from his father when he said he wanted to go to art school. His father wanted him to become an architect. Lauritz resisted & launched his first art exhibition when he was 19. It failed. Miserably. But he never regretted trying. So relenting Read More 

10.6.2017 Extreme Behavior | Pain

Switching Hands In Order To Win.

In 1936, Berlin, Germany held the world’s attention. But not for the government led by the National Socialist German Worker’s Party. Their leader stood ready to prove the superiority of the Aryan race. Athletes from around the world traveled to the center of German power to display their athletic prowess in the XI Olympiad. It Read More 

3.6.2017 Fear | Pain

Life Isn’t Fair. So What.

Growing up black in early 1900s Alabama meant growing up with distinct disadvantages. Inferior access to basic public services. A constant fear of attack–or worse, lynching. Percy Julian couldn’t go to highschool with other white people. He couldn’t even go to high school. Desperate to continue his education, however, Percy signed up for Lincoln Normal Read More 

27.5.2017 Extreme Behavior

When You Tri More.

Swimming was everything Karen knew. While other girls her age were playing with dolls, she was in the pool–on her town’s swim team competing against older, stronger, and faster kids. At Princeton, she led her swim team to win their conference division championships three of the four years she swam. But when Karen graduated in Read More 

6.5.2017 Extreme Behavior

How To Make A Way When There Isn’t One.

“Inveniam viam aut faciam.” That was supposedly Hannibal’s response to his generals’ advice that crossing the Alps by elephants is impossible. It means: “I shall find a way or I shall make one.” For Robert Peary, it was his life motto. The words inscribed on his tombstone. In 1881, he joined the US Navy Civil Engineers Read More 

29.4.2017 Attitude | Extreme Behavior

When You’re Just Not Willing To Give Up

Walking down Shotwell St in San Francisco, you’d be forgiven for not noticing the thin, nondescript brown building with its two businesses splitting the narrow front. Pedestrians walking past on October 3, 2015 might’ve smelled the scent of freshly cooked pasta and sauce wafting from the building. Inside, an artist was cooking up an experience: Read More