Sunday, March 29, 2009

Blog Updates

I've made some minor updates to the site. All the better to serve you!

You'll note that I've added a list of blogs I've found instructive, useful, or just plain entertaining. I'll add to it as I find more.

Apparently, I had a "Follower." This is someone who has subscribed to the blog and is notified when there are updates. I have no idea who this person is; but if any others of you would like to "follow" me please sign up. (Sorry, that's just the most hilarious notion. The notion that I'm some kind martial arts master and spiritual guru is absolutely ridiculous.)

I am considering some other upgrades, so stay tuned!

Sunday, March 22, 2009

It doesn't like that name...

I've seen a lot of television series conclude. The best so far was probably Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

Oh, I know, some of you who have been hanging around here lately are probably having a good laugh. Tough. It was a great show. Go back and watch a few episodes: it had substance. Behind all the make-up and martial arts and geeky mythology was a story about real human beings.

Its contemporary, The Sopranos, got a lot of press, and just about all the prestige. Don't get me wrong, that was a great show too.

But I really felt like I was saying good-bye to friends when Buffy ended. I was emotionally invested in each of them.

I've just watched the end of the re-imagined Battlestar Galactica. I can't let the moment pass without saying something. This was a very literate show. It was about all the big ideas: life, death, morality, God, good, evil, free will...

It's easy to flub the ending to a big story like that. So I was nervous when the show drew to a close.

They hit it perfectly.

Wednesday, March 04, 2009


So, I've been reading some of my fellow bloggers and found a few you might be interested in...

The first two are pretty straight forward martial arts blogs.

Bujutsu Blogger

Tales of a Budo Bum

Hey... I know I have a chapter of the Anshu Christa Jacobson Fan Club reading, so here's her blog.

And a buddy of mine pointed this one out. I don't know what's going on, but I'm amused.