Episode 31 - Learning to be a Good Samurai

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The "Rant of the Day":

  • The sacredness of keeping one's word: the foundation of integrity
  • Why are white lies better than black lies?!?
  • Ritual suicide: the Samurai way to say "i'm sorry"
  • "I forgive you for what you did to me, but how can I forgive you for what you did to yourself?"
  • I watched Conan the Barbarian too many times to be a forgiving type
  • Learning to be a good Samurai

The "I Have A Dream" Corner:

  • Apologies to the Swiss!
  • The orgasm-counting gnome is suing me for working him over time and giving him carpal tunnel
  • Teaching class with no pants on
  • The joys of wine: American History was never this much fun

The "Storytelling Moment":

  • From Thoreau to Gandhi to Martin Luther King: ripples in a pond

The "Iz Moment":

  • Bob Marley may be my son in law
  • Painting the whole world pink
  • How you can get manly muscles: drunken workouts

The "Ask Bolelli" Corner:

  • The greatness of Alan Watts and Krishnamurti passing through Bruce Lee
  • The dilemma of chasing a vision vs. economic security
  • Making escape plans and freeing yourself from slavery
  • Having kids in a dangerous world
  • "In the beginning it was fear"

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