The other day I was reminded of probably the most unusual lesson I had ever been taught in my entire life. By this point I was in my mid-20s and had been studying the martial arts for about 10 years. In that time, I had never learned how to deliver a proper sidekick. It always came out ugly and threw me off balance. I hated this because I loved kicking! I would throw roundhouse, front and back kicks all day long. My crescent kick was decent, but I hated that evil sidekick. But all of that changed with a horse ride through the woods. Continue reading Irregular’s Intel – The Benefit of an Open Mind
I am an animal lover. I have 3 dogs and they are all important to me. Now, I’ve had many dogs over the years and they all seem to have fairly laid back personalities. But I am wondering if their personalities are as unique as humans? I mean we have differing types of jocks and princesses, nerds and Goths, so do they have that too? Continue reading Irregular’s Intel – Animal Culture
Recently I turned 47 and I’m proud of that milestone. True, outside of avoiding life ending behaviors it has only meant that I have managed to successfully breath for that long and I embrace that. But it also means that I have gained a certain perspective on certain issues that I would not have otherwise developed. Continue reading Irregular’s Intel – Earned Perspective
They say there’s no going home and it’s true. Not in a physical sense, of course, presuming the place in question is still standing. But life brings change and people are never the same as when they left. So home, as you remember it, no longer exists. But sometimes there’s nothing quite like visiting old haunts. Continue reading She Geek Critique – No Place Like Home
I am fresh from seeing Marvel’s Spider-Man: Homecoming and, wow, what a movie! Honestly, I think that it is the best Spider-Man movie that I have seen! But, that’s not what I’m writing about. There’s a point in the movie where Peter is going on about how he wants to handle the “big stuff” and he wants to be an Avenger. Stark asks him why can’t he just be a “friendly, neighborhood Spider-Man”? It is kinda treated as a “stay in your lane, kid” kind of moment. But, as I was talking things out with Miss Dawn, she brought up an interesting point: Is that really such a bad thing?