And ...it was awesome! I felt the presence of my master instructor across the dojo, as I practiced kicks on the heavy bag. I knew he was watching and so, I did a bit of showing off. A Retired South Korean military (ROK Armed Forces) and a sixth degree black belt, his experiential wisdom was … Continue reading The Day My Ego Got a Smack-Down
Back in the 1800’s, a photograph required hiring a professional with cumbersome equipment. But, George Eastman just wanted to take pictures. That’s him in the photo. So in 1888, he invented flexible roll film and a camera that came preloaded with that film. He named his company, Kodak. Why Kodak? Apparently George liked the letter … Continue reading Don’t Lose Your Way: A True and Tragic Story
When it comes to violins, the Stradivarius has no equal. Their value can go into the $10-million range and to have one in my hands would be against the laws of the universe. Unless I hit my head and wake up a virtuoso, I will never master that kind of skill. No violin will make … Continue reading A Yogi Without a Mat is Still a Yogi
“The cold is an absolute doorway to the soul.” - Wim Hof, The Ice Man I’ve run four Tough Mudders and five other obstacle course races. Why do people do this? Everyone has their reasons, but for me, when I’m in the freezing ice-water, crawling through claustrophobic pipes half filled with water, jumping off platforms … Continue reading An Absolute Doorway to the Soul
I was watching an episode of The Story of God with Morgan Freeman recently, and he was talking with a religion scholar about good and evil. The scholar went on to say that we need the belief of the devil or hell as a deterrent to evil behavior. As if we need a threat to … Continue reading Am I Worthy of My Soul?