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E.D. Gordon 01-31-2005 01:47 PM

Howdy from Bavaria
Strange to be introducing myself on a website I have participated in since its introduction. It's really got a life of its own now, Jun. I don't know how you have the time, amigo.

I live in Germany and have a massage practice on an Army post. I am originally a Texas citizen (born there, with 4 generations of family behind me , unlike certain "world leaders").

I began aikido in 1989, managed to continue despite a broke and turbulent life, and attained shodan in 1998. At this point I "branched off" and have since then only "orbited" aikido, continually intrigued by where it led me, and how.

Most people who break off from aikido, do so bitterly. I am not so bitter, only wary of all political structures and the belief systems they perpetrate. Aikido brought me to where I am now, and I will not forget it. I simply had an opportunity I had to take with Chuck Gordon and his Kokoro Ryu.

Life with the Army has made me triply wary, and deeply aware of the acute need for outspoken activism in defense of honesty, objectivity, self-awareness, and inner conviction, as opposed to manipulation by forces outside.

Life in Europe has taught me to be aware of a larger world.

That's enough for now.
I hope it helps folks to understand my point of view.
I don't live by my computer, and I don't have a lot of time to explain things, but I hope for patience and understanding as I try to explore things with ya'll out here.

mle "edge" Gordon

akiy 01-31-2005 02:28 PM

Re: Howdy from Bavaria
Hi Emily,

It's good to have you here again! Welcome back.

-- Jun

E.D. Gordon 01-31-2005 02:50 PM

Re: Howdy from Bavaria

Thank you for the opportunity to, er, um, INFLICT my bizarre viewpoint on our friendsandrelations.

It's snowing heavily in Bavaria, we're going to have to dig ourselves out in the morning.

I feel like that every time I post.

*rueful grin*

Still hoping to meet you in CO someday soon!

(off to the travel agency tomorrow.. )

Janet Rosen 01-31-2005 04:47 PM

Re: Howdy from Bavaria
Welcome back, Em!

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