Budo/Martial Arts

Checking In: Planning the Revolution

Chaos! How could I be surprised? Out from the deepest hole of a lonely winter night, I awake to rumbling street-cars for alarms, and the streets hurried by people running for late trains. And it’s sunny. Somewhere I forgot that winter lasts beyond the first snow, and that Forever may not respect the calming realizations of before. What was quiet,… Continue reading Checking In: Planning the Revolution

Budo/Martial Arts

Meeting Fear on a Winter’s Morn: The first practice of the New Year

(Why can’t I post any friggen pictures?!) It’s been a long three and a half week hiatus from kyudo, and I really didn’t want to go this morning when I heard the alarm. However, every day that struggle grows larger, and the fear monger inside scratches deeper on the inside of my skin. Sitting up in… Continue reading Meeting Fear on a Winter’s Morn: The first practice of the New Year