The Wizard of Occam

If you’ve read through some of my earlier posts, then you know that I’m a big fan of traditional storytelling.  As a matter of fact, that’s one of the reasons that I love lifting weights, ALL OF THE GREAT STORIES!  This story is one of my favorites.  Told to me by one of my first coaches, it continues to guide me as I form an identity with a team of my own.  The story itself is very simple.  And it was told to me well over 5 years ago, so you will have to forgive me for giving you the annotated “Ben Claridad” version.

I now present to you, “Yamdancers.”

Your first question might be, “what exactly is a Yamdancer?”  Well, you won’t find them anywhere; not one trace indicates their existence aside from the lesson provided by their example.  The Yamdancers were an ancient tribe, one of the first…

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