A Liminal Experience

I was archiving old blog posts when I ran across this one from February 2015, when I was eight months into my training. In the introduction of that post I wrote: “I am not always comfortable with sharing my inmost thoughts… I don’t like opening myself up. But I’ve met enough of you to know … Continue reading “A Liminal Experience”

The Up Side of Defeat

“All beginners – over here!”  our jovial host called out.  Some twenty of us from six year old kids on up through middle-aged adults reported to the table at the side of the gym.  This tournament was a friendly little competition and not a qualifier for anything.  It’s a great tournament to go to for … Continue reading “The Up Side of Defeat”