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2015 in review

Man, time has been flying!  I haven’t had time to update my blog, unless you mean “applying WordPress plugin updates,” which I have been doing. But what else has been going on? (more…)

Nidan

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.

Shadows of the Samurai

Today I visited the Fleming Museum to see the exhibit “Shadows of the Samurai.” The pieces on display include full suits of samurai (侍) armor, katana (long swords), yari (spear), and yumi (bows), as well as other pieces including a tea set and theater masks. (more…)