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For the Win

Today’s kata was in python. The question was a classic computer science ask.  Identify an anagram.  As a reminder an anagram is simply rearranging the letters to form a new word.  The only rule, you can’t add or subtract a charcter. My solution beat out 99.3% of the previous solutions in execution time.  The bell […]

The Imposter in All of Us

What I focus on gets 100% of my attention and care.  That seems to be such a wonderful quality, until I try to add all the pieces together.  While there are many pages in my book, they are all of different stories, different interests, so diverse that you would think my book was of many […]


This first Kanji represents the number 1 and it represents one object or the first of something. It is pronounced ichi.   The next word is gatsu, which means month.  This is another kanji that is used quite a bit (every time a date is written). Together 一月 means January.  Now since I have a birthday […]

Bento Box Art

When you send your loved ones off to work and school what is the message their lunch is saying? The bento box is a lunch with a message of love.  It is an art form that has been around since the fifth century and has evolved over the generations, to now being a very common […]

Exercise in the Calm

This week I started a new exercise class and I learned some new techniques from Analii Cunningham of Movement Therapies, a part of Life Alliance, LLC. For my entire life I have exercised utilizing the momentum created in my body.  This momentum is usually created from a jerky and clunky movement and it is one […]

Artistic Genius With Paint

Riusuke Fukahori 深堀隆介  This the most incredible artistic expression!  What is truly incredible is how well Riusuke-san understands the anatomy of the fish he paints.  Translating a two dimensional medium into a three dimensional, realistic interpretation.   The flawless details bring incredible life-like movement and flow to the fish. This could very well look like […]