Electric Scooter Update

Happy Memorial Day, everyone.  Be sure to thank a veteran for their service.

In the tradition of Scotty on the Enterprise, today I took my scooter out for a spin and was “giving her all she’s got.” I still was gentle on the starts and accelerations, but did not hold back on the flats. The result was that a 20 mile trip (averaging 40-50mph) drained the battery down to about half charge. This is a definite improvement over last year’s performance.

Aikido Seminar with William Gleason Sensei

This weekend I attended an Aikido seminar with William Gleason Sensei at Shobu Aikido of the Berkshires. While it would be somewhat pointless to discuss much of the subject matter in this forum, it is sufficient to say that training with Gleason Sensei is, at the very least, awesome. His grasp of Aikido is unique among anyone with whom I’ve trained, and I highly recommend any aikidoka who have the opportunity to train with him do so.

Gleason Sensei will be teaching a seminar at my home dojo, Shobu Aikido Vermont, in August.