Joy

Consistent and Powerful Practice

October 31, 2016 0 Comments
Consistent and Powerful Practice

It is a joy for me to a Tai Chi form that calls for large and complex movements.  Right now, I’m learning Double Rainbow Fan created by the late Madame Wang Ju Ron, and continued by her daughter, Master Helen Wu. Master Wu is my teacher’s sifu (sifu:  a skillful person or master). The version provided in the link above […]

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Right Now, I’m Loving

June 19, 2015 0 Comments
Right Now, I’m Loving

  I’ve had a wonderful couple of weeks.  There were two visits by family, a trip to a silly movie, Chef Stephan’s pot roast for dinner two weeks an a row, excellent health and a break from Iowa rain storms. Since I was rained in a lot this week, I also got to enjoy: My Chinese […]

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Sometimes the Classroom is the Lesson

May 22, 2015 0 Comments
Sometimes the Classroom is the Lesson

I live in Iowa. Right in the middle of the Great Plains. Thousands of years ago, glaciers delivered rich black earth, carved the mighty Mississippi and Missouri river beds on each side of the state, and created a magnificent piece of land between. Buffalo, elk, and wolf roamed the grasslands. Native American Indians followed the seasons […]

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My New Best (virtual) Friends

May 29, 2014 0 Comments
My New Best (virtual) Friends

There are many excellent, expert Tai Chi teachers.  We have many right here in Iowa, which is about as far away from China, where Tai Chi originated, as you can get.  There aren’t as many bloggers, or Tai Chi Centers or activities in our parks as in other parts of the country.  Our YMCAs do a great job […]

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Comparison, the Thief of Joy

May 12, 2014 1 Comment
Comparison, the Thief of Joy

Theodore Roosevelt is credited with the statement,  “Comparison is the thief of joy”. I’ll bet the concept has been around since the very first cave dweller looked at another’s shelter and thought, “not fair’.   Today, still, there is much conversation and energy associated with comparison and envy. Make no mistake, I’m not talking about […]

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