As a boy, I tried a Chinese delicacy called bird nest soup. It was made from the dried saliva of swallows. My mother and other Chinese parents praised this soup to the sky, saying it had excellent health benefits. I dug up a recipe from a century-old cookbook.
What is ki-ken-tai-ichi?
Recently, I passed my Kendo shodan examination in Detroit. As part of the exam, I had to write an essay on the meaning of ki-ken-tai-ichi (気剣体一). Here is my essay.
New year, new goals. My daily goals for 2018 include learning and practicing new skills each day. By “new” I mean something I’d like to master. Whether I’ve been doing it for five weeks or five years.