Monthly Archives: July 2012

Precipice in front, wolves behind

Originally posted on A View From The Crossroads:
  I padded into the kitchen, grabbed some strawberries from the fridge and turned on the radio.  Norah Jones was singing Those Sweet Words.  “Perfect,” I thought, “a great tune to get me…

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Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library

Originally posted on A View From The Crossroads:
Kurt Vonnegut’s relationship with his hometown of Indianapolis was often strained during his writing career.  The progressive themes of his books didn’t always find a welcome audience in conservative Indiana. Just three…

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Kurt Vonnegut lecture on 4-27

Originally posted on A View From The Crossroads:
Here’s a reposting of an entry I made Shortly after the death of Kurt Vonnegut. Thought I would quickly recap the lecture last night here at Clowes Hall on the Butler University…

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Kendo – First Impressions (Previously published on the Aging Budoka)

Thursday was my 1st Kendo practice. I had really been looking forward to starting Kendo, but for 3 days at work we had been battling a really persistent computer virus so most of my focus had been on that. My … Continue reading

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Blow the Soot Out (Previously published on the Aging Budoka)

“Sometimes you’ve got to blow the soot out of the mother…” My dad said as he smashed the accelerator of our old Chevy Nova to the floor and rammed the gear-shift home. I wasn’t about to look back to see … Continue reading

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A Martial Arts Journey (Previously published on the Aging Budoka)

BJJ class circa 2005 When we think of Superheroes we usually think of comic book characters like Superman or Spiderman, but growing up in the 1970s there were flesh and blood people who seemed like Superheroes to legions of young … Continue reading

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Hi There!

I am migrating material from two previous blogs to this one.  So, stay tuned!  Nothing here now, but there will be! – Jeff

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