Sapien Games is a personal blog with a bent toward Politics and Science in a big way.
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Everywhere else on the net, I try to follow the rules. But, this is my personal space, so … frankly, my dear, I don’t give a damn.
When I’m not here, I’m usually blogging at The Iron Samurai, which is a blog about Zen and the Art of Weightlifting – if you can believe that. I can’t get TOO off topic over there, so I reserve my total rambling and babling, and discussions about potentially offensive topics to the pages of Sapien Games.
Why the Name “Sapien Games”
It sounds cool.
That’s the most important reason.
But, I also just like the conjunction of something that sounds Evolution related (Sapien) along with a reference to Game Theory, which is the branch of mathematics that my Masters degree is in (I’m still finishing that bastard).
When combined, I like that the title implies Politics and the interaction of humans in ways governed by basic scientific laws.
Bottom line, I like to take the term Political Science … Literally.
What About the Author? Me!
My name is Nick Horton, I’m a professional weightlifting coach and gym owner. I have a BS in Mathematics, and am slowly finishing my masters in Math. I started my college career as a Music major and I still put out albums and create new stuff which you can check out at The Alterside.
I’ve been practicing Zen meditation for over 15 years now, and along with weightlifting I can honestly say that it has “saved” me.
Not in some obnoxioius froo froo hippy way, but in a very real and profound way.
It all comes down to not being a punk, taking responsibility for your own flaws, and going out of your way to shore them up. You can’t rely on others to “fix” you. You can’t simply whine and cry about the past and the wrongs done to you.
At some point you have to take control of your own life and destiny.
No one else will do it for you.
I’ve found the combination of Zen and Weightlifting to be remarkable at creating a sound mind in a sound body. Add to that studies in mathematics and music and a morbid love for the game of human interaction… and you’re getting a good picture of my design.