Zanshin

The two kanji that make up zanshin are ? , which can mean to remain, remainder, leftover, or balance, and ?, which can mean heart, mind, or spirit. Some of the original meanings of the word included regret and lingering affection. There is a great overview of its various meanings on this page at the…

Casting News for IMPULSE

Universal Cable Productions and YouTube have cast Maddie Hasson, Sarah Desjardins, Missi Pyle, Enuka Okuma, and Craig Arnold as series regulars on the sci-fi thriller “Impulse.” The series, based on the third novel in the “Jumper” series by Steven Gould, features a rebellious 16-year-old girl, “Henry,” (Maddie Hasson) who has always felt like an outsider among her peers…

Aikido

Ukemi

The theme song of the martial art Aikido might as well be the chorus from Chumbawumba’s “Tubthumping.” I get knocked down, but I get up again You are never gonna keep me down I get knocked down, but I get up again You are never gonna keep me down In Japanese martial, arts, uke is…

Adventures in Astrophotograpy

Yesterday we loaded up the car and drove four hours to try and catch the eclipse against this landmark. This is Tsé Bit’a’í which means “Rock with wings” in Diné. It is also known as Shiprock and it is the most prominent landmark in northwestern New Mexico.  It the throat of an ancient volcano that originally…

Contest Update

I did draw two winners for the EXO Advance Reading Copy and notified them by email. One of them is Fred Bolden of Solon, Ohio and I’ll be shipping it off to him momentarily. The other winner has not responded to my email or its follow-up and if they don’t respond by midnight tonight, I will…