Tag: Personal

Getting my Tai Chi on! Once a year, I go to the doctors office for my yearly physical. Every year, he pretty much tells me the same thing in a kind way: You need to lose some weight, eat this, eat that, exercise, etc. Each year, well, honestly, I didn’t listen. So, today was my yearly physical. It went something like this when he came into the room. Doc: Hello, Paul. How have things been going? Me: Fine, thanks. I…

Don’t hit back! Don’t hit back! Don’t hit back! OK. I did get slapped! 🙂 It’s a tradition. What can I say? Last night was the most fun that I had had in a very long time. I got to share the evening with my Peaceful Dragon brothers and sisters, talk, dance, dance, dance, and dance a little more, laugh a lot, and even got to take the night off from photography, if you can believe that. Once again, my…

Me in my dress Tai Chi getup. 🙂 I think that, for now, I have a new Facebook profile picture. 🙂

A nice flying scissor kick! Delivered during a sparing match Well, the demonstration/festival is over. Today was a fantastic day. We had a large turn out. I got to do a bit of Tai Chi, a lot of photography, and hang out with good friends and meet new people. Tonight is the dinner. Between now and then, I’ll relax a little bit, look at some of the 1,472 photos that I took (egad!), take a shower, and get ready for…

This is a photo of my sash and associated patch and chevrons. When I look at this sash, the chevrons and the patch tell of a personal story. My own story. Two of my favorite authors, in the area of personal growth are James Hollis, a Jungian Psychologist and author, and Joseph Campbell who wrote a lot about myths, traditions, and symbols and how they are necessary in society. The chevrons and the patch, though just cloth, are symbolic of…

Click on Hobbs to view the book. I went out for a 20 minute walk through the field across the street from my apartment. During that time, when all was quiet and Hobbs and I had the field to ourselves, I reminisced about what it was like to be a kid again and playing in the snow. Hobbs, of course, showed me the way. I decided to to put together a little PDF. So click on Hobbs to view it…

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