The Final Final Exam

Before I begin, I just want to explain why I haven’t posted so frequently as of late. I’m in the final push for my book Food, Sweat, and Fears and it’s taking my free time as well as all of my writing! Writing can be exhausting and add in work, husband, family, karate, POUND training,…

People Look Like People

I came across an article on the internet listing 12 things that would surprise Americans about Europe. I was intrigued, of course, by what these things could possibly be. The first few were the standard issue things like how old buildings are and the differences in customer service styles but the #9 thing really threw…

Molding Versus Breaking

Karate is definitely a skill that is only honed over time. You may be a natural athlete but the elements of Karate can only come to those willing to dedicate the time and be open to the process. The time I can handle the process often gets the better of me. At my dogo the…

Welcome To The Rumble Strip

On nearly every highway and even on some town roads you’ll see the distinctive grooves near the white shoulder lines known as the rumble strip. It’s a safety precaution that was first used on New Jersey’s Garden State Parkway in 1952, to alert drivers when they crossed the white shoulder line. If you’ve ever hit…

More Than The Scale

I did something today that surprised me and made think of success. Jeff and I are taking a last minute trip to Virginia. We stopped in the rest area to grab a coffee and switch driving. He ran inside and it was my turn to drive. I hopped over from the passenger seat to the…