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May
22
2018

Sunday, After the Tournament

Packing up over a hundred books and DVDs, we departed the Convention Center Sunday, about noon. The two-day spread of the TC Media Kung Fu tournament had allowed us to schmooze with a lot of teachers, students and fans. We felt like we’d been talking continually for two days, but then again, conversations spin off […]

May
31
2017

Mina at the Kung Fu Tournament

The noise in the Kung Fu tournament hall never lets up. The waves of brass and drumming rolled along the ceiling fabric only to crash against an opposing wave of raucous sound from the opposite direction. To me, it vibrated like someone in leather and beard revving a Harley directly between my ears, but I […]

Jul
21
2011

37 Ways of Looking At a Bandit Knife

I’m sure you’ve had this experience, where something just gets away from you. You started to clean out that forbidden closet and ended up with your house under a fumigation tent. You decided to categorize all the photos on your computer and are still doing it four operating systems later. I decided to write a […]

Sep
6
2004

Shopping For Books

The store owner approaches with three books in English, recently published, new, shiny. “You like Kung Fu?” she asks, fanning out the books.