The brave new… what? What does the brave new refer to?

The new is the unexperienced, the unexpected, and the unknown. Approached with courage, unflinching intrepidity, and a near audacious disrespect for social norms, the new becomes the brave new. Simple, right?

How often do you tackle these challenges?

Constantly. You can complete these challenges with a few minutes a day, but I’m really doing my best to live out the ideology of embracing the brave new.

Why aren’t you blogging every day of a challenge?

No one wants to read a post a day. Expect a blog Sunday, Tuesday, and Thursday. Other days I’m busy reading XKCD.

Are these challenges dangerous?

Not really. Like anything, you can probably misinterpret the text to go from “meet a stranger” to “accept candy from, jump in the car with, and live out your life in the basement of a stanger”. With the exception of such gross misunderstandings of my intent, you’ll be shocked how going outside your comfort bubble does not result in bodily harm of any sort.

Aren’t you that guy from the movies? Christian Bale?

No. No I am not. That’s a common mistake though.

Are you sure?

Fairly certain. I do black out for long periods of time in which I might be acting in a major motion picture, but it’s more likely I’m cobbling locals’ shoes in those unremembered periods. If Christian Bale is caught night-cobbling, however, we may have to rethink this paradigm.

Brave Newbie Writers

Phil WarrenPhil Warren (81)
Founder and editor of The Brave New, Phil Warren is now an accordion player, a minister, a sonic weapons expert, a director, a photographer, a public speaker, and a bunch of other things. Mostly he's an adventurer though. An adventurer who smells nice. Except when he doesn't.
NickNick (6)
One part Burner and one part Engineer; I’ve lived through twenty-five-and-a-half winters, and aim to keep it that way. My world is a strange one, and it’s my goal to make it stranger.

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