For My Youngest Daughter On Her Birthday

  I can still see the snow falling. Not a car on the road. No tire treads or footprints. Not even a snowplough to upset the beauty of the morning. The sun rising over the mountain. Apple orchards surrounding our home reflecting the calm of our rocking chair. You are bundled up, sleeping content in [...]

Martial Arts: Art Versus Reality – Part Two

Preparing to defend one's self may be as simple as recognizing your surroundings, holding yourself as confident and unapproachable. But, being prepared for "war" is also your personal duty in not becoming a victim. It is said that “the greatest swordsman in the world is the one whose sword never leaves his scabbard”. If so, [...]