Category Archives: Martial Arts/Fitness & Exercise

State of the LQ, Summer 2017 Edition

I’m still alive! 🙂 Okay — what’s happened since my previous blog post of 9 May 2017:   1) I taught two, sequential online classes of ENGL 1302, the last one ending just this past Friday. In the first one, … Continue reading

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The C-Word in the Family

No point being coy — my dad has liver cancer. One day the entire family is celebrating his 70th birthday, and less than a month later, the entire family is grieving over his cancer diagnosis. Grieving and — truth be … Continue reading

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Food as Fuel

In talking with my sister about my eating habits, I’m reminded of the Remo Williams movie that I enjoyed seeing as a kid: Horrible Asian stereotypes aside, what I mostly remembered was the minimalist diet that the Chuin character forced … Continue reading

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State of the LQ Address: Summer I 2010 Edition

I’ve been meaning to write more frequently on this blog, but addressing neglected home improvement tasks before the Summer I class session and THEN being back on campus to teach two Comp I classes — well, there goes my good … Continue reading

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Having formally quit savate and shing-yi training over a year ago because of the insane busy life of being a working mom, I pretty much left martial arts behind me.  So martial arts training wasn’t even in the backburner of my … Continue reading

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