Wednesday, August 24, 2005

The name and logo

The name of this site was determined by a couple of things, one, I just like the word fast, two, twitch just seems to fit with it and three, the mind is a terrible thing to waste. This name also implies what I personally had a lot of in my more younger days. Dr. David Costill said it better after years of research, I had a lot of fast twitch fibers that made me a sprinter in track rather than a person with slow twitch fibers that would have made me a distance runner. So, I wanted to incorporate this DNA factor in the name of this site and felt it helped describe my personality. While my fast twitch fibers have slowed to an almost crawl, they are still there. The mind portion of the name has to do with the many years I have been trying to figure this portion of life out and have some simple explanations for it. My book Mind Management, while not a best seller, has some very interesting theories in it. It should be pointed out the theories do work and will be discussed more fully on this site. The Diamond G portion of the heading is in recognition of my manufacturing company and product that we produced for the cotton industry for over 10 years. The Diamond G, a registered trademark of the company Greer Industrial Co., is seen through out the USA cotton industry on a daily basis. I am very proud of that and wanted to continue using it in recognition of the quality products we produced. On the far right of the heading is also a symbol of the fast twitch fiber movement. Someone told me that I reminded them of a combination of Daffy Duck and the Roadrunner, all packed in to one. I assumed that was a compliment so came up with this figure. Now you have the name, the logo's and where they came from.

Purpose of the fasttwitchmind site

The purpose of this site is to offer opinion and insight on various subjects, pertaining our lives from past, present and future. This is not about my passionate feeling for the sport of triathlon, but for my passionate feeling for life in general. Yes, there will be a sports section and yes there will be information about triathlon, However, there will be no training recommendations, bike fitting recommendations, not how do I stay married and be a tri-geek, etc. It will be my goal not to mimic any other group or forum on the net and attempt to offer timely opinions and philosophies concerning all that we do in life. Subjects that will be covered, but not limited to are as follows: sports, history, philosophy, psychology, mind management, to do list, moving out of the comfort zone for success, editorial, current news, military, education, and on and on! A good example of what you can expect concerns two articles that were in the sports section of the Lubbock avalanche Journal this morning. The subject is not about the accomplishments of two athletes but the dichotomy example these two stories gave. The first concerned a football player on the front page of the sports section, a starter on the defensive squad, from Texas Tech. He was arrested in Rockwall, Texas and charged with forgery of a financial instrument, according to a Rockwall County Jail spokesman. In addition to that the accused was there to attend a hearing on a motion to revoke his probation from another charge. The other story buried deep on the lower right hand corner of page 6, in the same sports section, related to the arrest of a Lady Baylor Bear team member of the 2004 National Championship Lady Bears basketball team. This team member was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana following a traffic stop. Now for the rest of the story. In the case of the football player, Head Coach Mike Leach offers the following statement, "Vincent made some bad decisions on his part and was also a victim of some bad circumstances created by other people." Leach declined to elaborate, but did say that he expected Vincent to return to the team shortly. THERE WAS NO INDICATION THAT HE FACES TEAM DISCIPLINARY ACTION. In the case of the lady basketball player, Coach Kim Mulkey-Robertson said Jones was dismissed from the team for violating team rules. She further states, "Never in all my coaching have I had to deal with something like this." "I HAVE A STRONG POLICY WITH OUR BASKETBALL TEAM REGARDING COMPROMISING THE INEGRITY OF OUR PROGRAM AND THE UNIVERSITY." WOW!! what a difference of philosophy within the two schools and coaches. Rock on Coach Mulkey-Robertson, shame on you Coach Leach.