The Old Kashubian Elixir

When I was very young I spoke with my mother about witchcraft. I was only curious to know if her experience had anything to add to what I had been able to piece together from reading and, of course, popular media. I wasn’t surprised at all when she told me a few things she knewContinue reading “The Old Kashubian Elixir”

The Fitness Journey

117. This was the number that finally made a difference. It was the number that shook me out of the latest downward spiral I had been in for how long – I can’t say. The fitness I wanted for myself had, at that point, been pushed aside into irrelevance by the forces of depression andContinue reading “The Fitness Journey”

The Oldest Ritual

Not long ago I decided to modify my shaving routine by switching to a straight razor. There isn’t a logical reason for this, unless it might be using slightly less electricity in a day. Saving money was not my motivation for this change, though, so I wondered for a while why I should do this.Continue reading “The Oldest Ritual”

Are you a warrior?

Be yourself; Everyone else is already taken. — Oscar Wilde. A warrior in a garden- this is my chosen title for this new writing endeavor. According to the internet, a conversation once took place between a student and his teacher, the great Bruce Lee. The conversation was something similar to this. “Sensei, why do weContinue reading “Are you a warrior?”