Battles With Boredom

August 29, 2011

I’m Alive

Filed under: Uncategorized — Peter Nikolaidis @ 2:19 pm

So far, I’ve managed to survive the flood unscathed, besides downed power, Internet and servers. The rest of Bethel hasn’t been so lucky. Photos will follow as my Internet situation improves.

August 21, 2011

Nidan

Filed under: Aikido,Evolution,Personal — Peter Nikolaidis @ 10:49 pm

This weekend I attained a goal I set for myself sometime between 15 and 20 years ago, namely, second degree black belt (nidan) in aikido. I set this as a goal for myself during a conversation with my first aikido sensei, who said that most people, in his experience, who quit aikido did so after reaching shodan (first degree black belt). So I figured setting my sights beyond that would be a good target. (more…)

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