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.
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. Continue reading