Archive for the "My Life" Category

Nap well, sweet prince

As you lay there, with your head on my tummy, I tell you “one moe time” the story of the three little pigs. Your blue eyes burn into mine and I cherish this moment. I wonder how long it will be until you are too old to use daddy’s tummy as a pillow and no […]

Show me yours and I'll show you mine… scars that is!

After having had a few comments (here and on twitter) concerning the bloody eye at the dojang, I thought it might be fun to travel down the path of the weird accidents that have ended in sutures (or perhaps should have) over the course of my childhood. One of the funnier stories (though not if […]

One day at the dojang…

As previously mentioned, I’ve been involved in the martial arts for over half of my life now. Along the way there have been more than a few causes for levity. This will be the first time that one of my blog entries comes with a warning, but here it is: If you are easily irritated […]

on being a social hermit

While talking with my wife last night, I realized – once again – that the way I see myself and the way other people see me (due to my interaction with them) are in many ways completely dichotomous. It seems like my entire life, I have been in a role where I was expected to […]

If I didn't have something to obsess about, I'd go crazy!

The subject line was uttered by my very own goddess. Yes, that would be my wife I’m talking about, and as far as I’m concerned, she is pretty close to perfect. My wife is one of the most caring, wonderful mothers you’d ever hope to meet. She is also a fantastic wife, and if I […]

Who said you can't have it all?

Have you ever found yourself in a reality that you never dreamed of? In 1998, I went through a nasty divorce. Enough said, other than I wouldn’t wish that on my worst enemy. Afterwards, I wasn’t much fun to be around. At that time I had a day job, but I also owned and operated […]

life should be in black and white

Do you like classic movies? No, wait a minute. I don’t mean movies made in the 80’s that are somehow now appearing on AMC. I definitely liked AMC better when it didn’t accept advertising. (However, they do provide entertaining horror reviews on the website thanks to Mr. Sigler.) No, I mean real classics. Movies made […]

A way with words… (part 2)

As I mentioned in part 1, my father is also an amazing orator. He has a way with words that make people want to listen to him. It isn’t that he has a volumnous vocabulary or public speaking credentials. Like my grandfather before him, he has led a straightforward hardworking life. I think perhaps the […]

A way with words… (part 1)

I was reading an article yesterday about New Zealand’s ANZAC Day, and it struck me that I have my own fair share of special remembrances. I come from a long line of verbal people. If you’ve been reading this blog, that really shouldn’t surprise you. Some of my earliest memories are of my father and grandfather […]

Once in a while, life can be a pain in the…. throat?

If you have read the about me section, you might know that at least part of my life has been devoted to the martial arts. I have studied the two particular styles for close to twenty years now. I have owned my own dojang and have taught the Korean arts of Tang Soo Do and […]

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