Archive / April, 2009

What Is My Mother Thinking?

Today, my dad handed me a piece of paper, from my mom. It was a page torn from a magazine. (Click the image below for a larger view.) It took me a bit to figure out what, exactly she was trying to say. My mind raced. Does she know something I don’t? Is she trying […]

Biking and Bears

Today I took a bike ride with a friend on my lunch break. We stuck mainly to a class 2 and class 3 road, although we did a little off-roading on a newly-cut driveway (still very fresh). It was great to get out on my bike on my lunch break, something I haven’t done in […]

40th Anniversary of Osensei Morihei Ueshiba’s Passing

On April 26, 1969, Morihei Ueshiba, best known as the Founder of Aikido and referred to by aikidoka as  Ōsensei (“Great Teacher”) and , died at the age of 85. Ōsensei’s legacy lives on today, as Aikido is practiced around the world, with his students and their students continuing to hand down his teachings.

Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty Jackelope is Out, and I’m Running Xubuntu

Get it while it’s hot! I did a clean install of the Xubuntu Jaunty Jackelope release candidate last night, and it went very smoothly. The install  was quick and easy, and I like the themes and default apps that come with Xubuntu. On the small screen and limited hardware, I am liking XFCE more than GNOME, which […]

Push Ups Progress, or Lack Thereof

Okay, this push-ups thing is getting on my nerves. Last night, prior to Aikido, I tried, and failed, to do a single push up. Apparently I was still really sore from push ups on Saturday and weapons class that morning, so I decided to do them again today. I restarted week 4, and could barely […]