December 21, 2005

A la prochaine

I decided to close this blog since I think it served its purpose (whatever that was). I want to enjoy my own keiko for the duration and not worry about or try to define what it all means (thanks Bill).

My main practice now consists of trying to warm up (takes more time), some Taimyo and what we lovingly call Aoki's "zombie" keiko that he showed the former TC in Japan last year. I still think of Taimyo as a good keiko for the old and infirm, but in no way a substitute for the regular, more active Shintaido practice.

Most recent reading: "The End of Faith" by Sam Harris in which he forcefully makes a case that the established monotheistic religions have been the cause of more harm than good. He also makes a distinction between religious faith and spirituality. In a way, this book took me back to an early interest in French existentialism, particularly as elaborated by Albert Camus.

If you have any comments, please send them to my email address. If you are looking for another Shintaido-related blog, try David Franklin's: http://gumbysan.blogspot.com.

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December 06, 2005

Today's Quote

"Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities."

--Voltaire

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