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A friend of mine just sent me the following email. He's in London and I had mentioned to him that if I come visit London, I want to check out a certain martial arts instructor. He replied:
"Forget about this kung fu stuff. You are not doing any good to your body which is a gift from God; it also needs rest and so does your brain. If I were you then I would come here and explore and see new places rather than taking part in kung fu. Sorry, but I feel that you are obsessed with…Continue
The most important things in my life are my daughter and my faith. My writing brings up the rear. And I don't know how to place martial arts in the picture, because it's not a necessity of life, and yet it occupies my waking and sleeping thoughts, and a good portion of my time.
50% of my thoughts are…Continue
I found myself recently in a small Valley town called Chowchilla, population 17,000. I was there to pick up my daughter, who was visiting her aunt. When I got there no one was home. I got a text message that they were out and would be back in about an hour and a half.
I drove around Chowchilla, then parked on the dilapidated, sun-baked main street and walked. A dollar store, a Mexican restaurant, a shuttered antique shop, a closed-down cafe', a bank... This is a town that has…Continue