10/17/21 – 2021 Michigan APF Fall Open Powerlifting Results


2021 Michigan APF Fall Open  Powerlifting Results

Location: RPG Gym in Rochester, MI

I didn’t achieve my goals,

but did set a couple age/weight bench press records

All the members of Armageddon that were at this contest did well.

Here I am with my friend, coach and founder of Team Armageddon



This is a book about strategy and I believe it lends itself to any endeavor, if you study it throughly. It is not just for the martial artist.

Musashi’s Book of Five Rings

By Stephen F. Kaufman

Famed martial artist and bestselling author Stephen Kaufman has translated this classic [ ] driving straight into the heart of Musashi’s martial teachings and interpreting them for his fellow martial artists. The result is an enthralling combination of warrior wisdom and philosophical truths that Musashi offered to other warriors who wished to master the martial way of bushido. (Source: Amazon)


I had planned to write about a play I was going to see today; however, when I arrived Meadow Brook Theater in Rochester, Michigan, they had a mask requirements. I didn’t think it was going to be any fun sitting around in a theater wearing a mask. 

I don’t have a problem, if you want to wear a mask; but, I prefer not to breathe in stale air. I understand if you live in a restrictive state; however, Michigan is a free state with no state mask requirements, although local authorities can still force masks on to people. 

I’ve been a season ticket holder there for years, but this will be my last year. I prefer to go to a local movie theater where I am not forced to wear a mask.

As for you folks that think you have a right to force your weakness on to others, well:


While on the topic of breathing, I think this song fits.


by Jerry Lee Lewis

Sorry, I can’t play the music video this week due to technical problems


“I’ve Got Your Back” Tee Shirt


It is never too late to have an adventure.

Define what is an adventure to you, then “Do It

Capt. James T. Kirk (aka William Shatner)

STAR TREK ACTOR William Shatner has become the oldest person in space after blasting off from the Texas desert on Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin rocket.

The actor, 90, reached the final frontier, delighting the millions of sci-fi fans who know him as Captain James T Kirk of the USS Enterprise.

Shatner and three other passengers lifted off in the fully automated, 60ft tall New Shepard rocket from Van Horn, west Texas, slightly later than planned in order to give experts more time to monitor winds in the area.

According to a live stream of the historic event, Shatner and his fellow passengers reached an altitude of roughly 350,000ft and a velocity of about 2,000mph.

Shatner was the second passenger to step out of the capsule and was embraced by a delighted Bezos.

The actor, who became emotional while speaking to the billionaire, said: “Everyone in the world needs to do this.”

Shatner said he was shocked by the difference in the blue sky of Earth and the vast blackness of space, adding: “It was so moving to me. This experience has been unbelievable.”

He appeared stunned in his conversation with Bezos, admitting he was taken aback by how quickly he reached space. “In a way it’s indescribable,” he said.

Shatner added it was “the most profound experience I can imagine”.

He said: “I am so filled with emotion about what just happened, it’s extraordinary. Extraordinary. I hope I never recover from this. I hope I can maintain what I feel now. I don’t want to lose it. It’s so much larger than me.”

Further trying to explain the experience to Bezos, Shatner said: “It has to do with the enormity and the quickness and the suddenness of life and death.”

(Source: AS Newz)






This is as clever as it is true.



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However, I must warn you that this book will not change your life, 

only you can do that.

My Final Cover

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25 thoughts on “10/17/21 – 2021 Michigan APF Fall Open Powerlifting Results

    • Thank you Sue. I try to be respectful of others; but the contrast between the people I was around Saturday at the powerlifting contest and the people at the theater was so shocking–I just could not stay. I’m amazed that how quickly people gave up their rights. For instance, so many stopped going to church and yet the fight to open things up were lead by hair dressers and the gym folks. What an unlikely pair (smile). Again, thank you for commenting, it is easy to feel like you are alone out here wanting to just be able to breathe normally.

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  1. Congrats on your press record, sir! Very happy for you- such lovely pics of the celebrations! And wow, Captain Kirk is in space! Very very inspiring for a man of 90! 😱😃 Loved the art of the week 😂 Another enjoyable post! 😊

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  2. It is really good to read the post.. Sometimes it feels like i am literally standing in my schools assembly when i read your posts.. You have always a thing to tell about each topic…. Hahaaha by the way i liked the jokes and motivation parts too.. These all are really perfect for the week also congratulations for the medals.. That’s a great thing

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  3. Mr. Shatner really is an adventurer, isn’t he? Albeit a rich one, haha.
    But so are you, obviously, and congrats on those age/bench press records. Armageddeon rocks! A little time off, then start up training again for next year…?

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    • Thank you very much for the comments. Yes ARMageddeon is sort of an interesting team name. The bowling time I have been on for years is named The Alley Cats. I took this week off, but Monday I start back for a non-sanctioned December contest. It is a local contest and I like the gym owners, so I want to do it. Again, thank you for commenting.

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