I live in the Northeastern part of the United States. We have Winter Nor’easters, ‘muggy’ Summers, but awesome Spring and Autumn weather. The weather changes a lot but I love the change of seasons. I like Spring and Autumn the best. Winter is ok, I get sad because of the low amount of daylight, and I swelter in Summer.
Swelter, melt, cook. It’s not because I’m always feeling hot but because we have no working air conditioning in the house.
I was away on Holiday for a week down to the NJ Shore with my family. We rode bicycles, ate some good seafood, and spent quality time enjoying the Sandy Hook seashore. We saw a pod of dolphins, many different bird species, and different types of plants and trees. The weather was variable but it was great to get away and listen to the roaring surf and enjoy Nature.
Covid19 shut down a lot of the amenities at the beach.
It’s been said that Karate can be a ‘way of life’ or a philosophy for living. My teacher agrees with this but I must ponder it myself. The basic moral code of Karate is that it’s for defense only. This is a good thing. It also teaches us to remain in good physical condition and practice daily. This is another good thing.
I think where I start to trip up is when I try to compare Karate to something like Stoicism.
Reposting from my Flickr Account which will soon be deactivated and all content migrated:
“This year I travelled ‘a hella lot.’ It’s been a good but tough year. I love traveling and my current gig lets me do almost as much as I want. The downside is that it takes a lot out of you, it’s not a pleasure cruise. Traveling for fun is different because you’re on a different time table and you can go at your own pace.
This is a rant piece that aims to be somewhat informative, ideally. Right now there are so many “film” shooters selling courses or workshops on how to shoot film. The opine on how much better film is than digital, how it’s purer experience, etc. It just pisses me off and I figured it was high time that I share my 15+ years shooting print and slide film. As a disclaimer, I’m a 90% digital shooter now and I will explain why later in the rant piece.
Looks like old George has seen better days, at least in my kid’s pocket.
I had an interesting conversation with my kids the other day. They’re getting older and starting to view the world through their own critical eyes.
E just sold a bunch of dog treats she made at the local middle school entrepreneur fare. She joined the school business club and they had to come up with an idea to sell something at this fare.