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bookrev: Tengu by John Donohue 0

bookrev: Tengu by John Donohue

Tengu is the third novel in John Donohue’s series of Connor Burke: anthropologist, martial arts student and instructor. It is an excellently paced read, tough to put down, and describes the martial arts involved...

bookrev: Old Frame Chen Family Taijiquan by Mark Chen 1

bookrev: Old Frame Chen Family Taijiquan by Mark Chen

Since it is reputably the most practiced form of Taijiquan, finding English language books on Yang style Taijiquan is pretty straightforward; there are several, particularly by Dr. Yang, Jwing-ming that one can refer to....

An IKE cup of coffee 2

An IKE cup of coffee

I definitely enjoy a morning cup of joe, but still without power going into the 5th day after Hurricane Ike, I think I may have taken more steps than normal. – I filled the...

FCC deregulation ensures that we all really can’t get along 1

FCC deregulation ensures that we all really can’t get along

My son comes home from his high school government class (AP, his father adds with pride) talking about how the VP candidates were both picked and sent out as “bulldogs” or attack dogs, given...

If McCain or Obama wants me… 2

If McCain or Obama wants me…

Now that the preliminaries are over (and it went on much too long, longer than the line I waited in to vote against Hillary in the Democratic primary), we can now get down to...

a republican invades the Texas democratic primary 1

a republican invades the Texas democratic primary

In Texas your party affiliation resets every year. So even though I’ve voted republican in the last six presidential elections (except for a minor dalliance with an independent for which I have forgiven myself)...

bookrev: Programming the Universe: A Quantum Computer Scientist Takes on the Cosmos by Seth Lloyd 0

bookrev: Programming the Universe: A Quantum Computer Scientist Takes on the Cosmos by Seth Lloyd

I’ve been reading this book for a while. Non-fiction books (except history books) always take me longer, as I like to check the facts, absorb the ideas…yeah, I know, it reminds some of you...

bookrev: Embryonic Breathing (Qigong Meditation) by Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming 4

bookrev: Embryonic Breathing (Qigong Meditation) by Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming

Qi (or chi) is viewed with skepticism by some, as reality by others or as mysticism. This series of books (starting with Embryonic Breathing and continuing with Small Circulation) presents data and perspectives from...

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