Thursday, March 30, 2017

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The Real ‘Champ’

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And, the winner is …. We don’t know his name but he’s the real champ. “He” is the 17-year-old Rio Grande High School wrestling team member who was confronted by his much larger teammate, state champion Nick Chavez, in a highly publicized late February incident in the school cafeteria. A sheriff’s deputy assigned to the […]

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Draw Me A Cat

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A rich man, fond of felines, asked a famous Zen ink painter to draw him a cat. The master agreed and asked the man to come back in three months. When the man returned, he was put off, again and again, until a year had passed. Finally, at the man’s request, the master drew out […]

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The Other Side

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One day a young Buddhist on his journey home came to the banks of a wide river. Staring hopelessly at the great obstacle in front of him, he pondered for hours on just how to cross such a wide barrier. Just as he was about to give up his pursuit to continue his journey he […]

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Martials Arts: The Art of Self-Defense

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Some people may think that martial arts can be a waste of time. In reality, it may be useful in many different situations. If you’re being bullied, you could rely on taekwondo as a source of self-defense. Or, if you’re being attacked, you could use hapkido to flip your attacker on the ground. Martial arts will teach […]

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Maybe

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Once upon the time there was an old farmer who had worked his crops for many years. One day his horse ran away. Upon hearing the news, his neighbors came to visit. “Such bad luck,” they said sympathetically. “Maybe,” the farmer replied. The next morning the horse returned, bringing with it three other wild horses. […]

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The Elephant and the Blind Men

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Once upon a time there were three blind martial artists.  Each of them diligently studied their styles of fighting and each of them had an understanding of what martial arts were supposed to be. They each were certain and confident in their understanding. One day their teacher took them to a Zoo. The first blind student felt […]

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The Stone Carver

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There was once a great “Stone Carver” who longed to be even greater… One day – he wished he could be all powerful…the next morning when he awoke, he was the “Sun”…people worshiped him and he was indeed powerful – but then one day moving across tha face of the earth he noticed clouds – […]

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Bad Habits

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A wealthy man requested an old scholar to wean his son away from his bad habits. The scholar took the youth for a stroll through a garden. Stopping suddenly he asked the boy to pull out a tiny plant growing there. The youth held the plant between his thumb and forefinger and pulled it out. […]

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My Idea of Hell

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I don’t want to spend the life I have left just squeaking by, I’m going to “go for it”. When I say “squeaking by” I’m not talking about poverty and to “go for it” is not my idea of fame and fortune. I’m talking about the belief I have, that everyone has something to contribute […]

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Here Is Your Life

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Here Is Your Life God is giving my unborn daughter instructions before handing her the life within which she is to be born. Sweetheart, here is your life. You will be born soon, and when you are, you will cry like a baby. It’s probably the only time that your crying will bring so much […]

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