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Mental Game, At Last
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While driving home from Berkeley on Sunday, the following lyric popped up, on one of the new albums I’d acquired for this round of Road Trip Listening: Did you ever lose, but feel like a winner Nothing could fuck with your pride And it was PERFECT. That, dear friends, was my weekend in a nutshell. I arrived in Berkeley on Friday night, feeling tired...

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Collegiates and Inspiration
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Going into last weekend, I felt more than my share of apprehension. One of the kids I’d coached during my tenure with the University of Oregon Wushu Team had essentially called in a favor: UO Wushu was hosting the Collegiate Wushu Tournament, and they needed judges. I always want to support the sport that changed so much of my life, and I’m also terrible...

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Vegas!
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I wasn’t entirely expecting a lot of travel in 2010, but it’s looking like there’ll be a lot on tap in the none-too-distant future. The first of it? I’ll be headed to Vegas in early March, for three days and two whirlwind nights! It’ll be a trip with several lady friends of mine, two of whom are clothing designers! There’s apparently a big textiles...

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Trains and A Bad Knee
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I’ve been thinking a lot about taking a train trip, recently. I’ve always been really into the idea of going on a long journey by train, and I’m feeling the itch to wander a bit. My options are a bit limited, since not a lot of trains run through Portland, and I don’t really want to sit on a grody bus for hours on...

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Southern flavor
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SO! I’m looking at submitting a photo or three from my trip to this year’s State Fair. I’ve never had my work entered into a competition setting, so it’s going to be new territory for me. If you’ve seen a photo on here that you think is worthy, do let me know! I’d be interested to hear opinions from other folks. 🙂 As of...

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