Cursive

I don’t usually write with a cursive style with kanji. In my shodo society, they want you to know the basics first. Makes sense.  Sensei does an annual art show at the local bank. This year, I’m contributing the following. Since it’s not the regular submission, I can do whatever I want. And I wanted…

Reflections of an Early Spring Journey in ChangAn

Most of the kanji we practice in my shodo society comes from Chinese poetry. Sometimes it’s obscure and indecipherable, others it’s pretty straightforward. Most of the time, I just write it and try hard to make it pretty. Hey, that’s the idea, right? But this month, I looked into the origins. This month is from…

Tribe

Tribe: On Homecoming and Belonging by Sebastian Junger Tribe is about how disconnected people people feel. How disconnected we are from society. The book suggests that people are happier– and saner– if we live in close knit groups. The examples that stand out are PTSD sufferers. Junger suggests that if veterans (in this case) felt…

April Shodo

The pressure is on. Now that I’m 1kyu, I’m worried I can keep the same level of quality. The below ain’t bad but is it 1kyu ? Same here for 3kyu in kanji. 

Published

You can now buy the anthology, or pre-order it anyway. You know, the one with my story in it? First off, if you didn’t hear me the first time, thank you to those who supported me. A little over a year ago, I wrote a short story and shared it with good friends. I also…