JQuery Ninja and ZIP Codes

Jumping in with both feet tends to be my favorite way of learning more about the skills I need for my career. Today I was fortunate enough to be handed a task at work that allows me to do just that. The task is that of setting up our standardized order form(s) to automatically populate […]


Seeking Structure

It has been a rather long time for me now since I left the Metro Jackson area of Mississippi and my first kwoon, and since then I have practiced sporadically, saying that when this  happens or that happens I will practice more. As often happens, good intentions have persisted; both in being good, and in […]


Starting A New Life

It seems a little strange that I am posting this now, several months after having moved to Florida, even a month after moving to Clearwater. It seems additionally strange that I am posting it under technical stuff, perhaps, but I suppose that is how it all makes sense, too. My family has nicely settled into […]


Returning to Practice

Tonight was an exciting night. It was the first night in months that I have practiced Lung Shou Pai kung fu along with someone. Truthfully, I haven’t practiced much at all on my own in this time, even. My return to practice was much needed and very much enjoyed. When I first considered the prospect […]


Sticking To It

My first week of this fairly restrictive diet has gone reasonably well. I have only had a few, very minor, instances where I ate something that wasn’t on it, despite the lengthy (and possibly growing) list of foods I’m not eating for this 30 days. Where I have slipped, most would forgive readily. A banana […]


A New Beginning Part II

Previously I mentioned my fresh start, giving an overview of the many ways in which I am beginning anew, and wrote a little about exercise. To date, I am sad to say, I have done very poorly in this first initiative. I need to work a good bit more on getting to sleep early, so […]


A New Beginning Part I

While I have certainly made steady progress in my kung fu practice, as well as in improving my overall health, today I took steps (literally!) toward ramping up my fitness and, if all goes as planned, I will also be pushing myself harder in my martial art practice as well. This week marks a new […]