Bike parking wars

One time I was talking to an mental health advocate friend who was caught up in a very nasty fight with the local mental health system. I told her, “You know the old saying about ‘sometimes you can win the battle but lose the war?’ Do you know which one you are fighting?” And how…

Floating and false idols

I just started reading the manual for Peter Block, the guy whose conference I’m attending Saturday. It says that we don’t need to look at things as problems at all, just for our own opportunities for commitment and accountability. He defines commitment as being willing to take actions without remuneration and accountability is being willing…

A Gift Not to Fear Conflict

This is one of the poems about my spiritual emergency that I’m starting now to generate: A Gift Not to Fear Conflict If I was a warrior healer poet entrepreneur and visionary, I’d forsee how we can build a way in the world where it’s safe to be Different. Ask questions, verify all the directions.…

How Judo Works

After I competed in the Olympics, I coached Judo for 6 years and introduced 300 kids to the sport. I took a break when my work situation wouldn’t allow me to time to market my Judo club. I start back tonight thanks to Dlt Judo Jujitsuand Combat Sports KC who worked out a way to make a free…