“Aikido is the principle of non-resistance. Because it is non-resistant, it is victorious from the beginning. Those with evil intentions or contentious thoughts are instantly vanquished. Aikido is invincible because it contends with nothing.” The above quote from Ueshiba, like a lot of what he said, sounds like […]
I will be the gladdest thing Under the sun! I will touch a hundred flowers And not pick one. I will look at cliffs and clouds With quiet eyes, Watch the wind bow down the grass, And the grass rise. And when lights begin to show Up from […]
(Sixth in a series) So, you’ve managed to find Old Mad John Redrum’s treasure map and you found the rock that looks like a witch’s nose, and you’ve used your trusty compass to figure out what direction to go. Did you ever wonder, how did Old Mad John […]
One of the most prolific fruits of the garden around these parts are peppers! In my yard, jalapenos and banana peppers and long green peppers grow like weeds (though I’ve never been able to grow decent bell peppers). And when I say prolific, I mean just a few […]
Surely you’ve heard, in response to the question, “Why do people climb mountains?” the famous quip, “Because it’s there.” Did you ever wonder where that expression came from?
(fifth in a series) So someone (maybe a pirate) or something (like a treasure map) tells you to walk half a mile at a heading of 222° and you whip out your trusty compass and set your DOT (direction of travel) to 222° and orient the compass and […]
(Fourth in a series) What if you find a treasure map!? I know, when has that ever happened to anyone? But still – stay with me for a minute. If you were to find a treasure map it’d likely to say things like, “walk 25 paces at a […]
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