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Old 06-14-2004, 09:52 AM   #8
Dojo: Seattle Ki Society
Location: Seattle
Join Date: Dec 2003
Posts: 522
Re: What can you say about this?

Once a year I give a three-hour lecture on mathematical genetics. Every year I look at my note and slides from the previous year, and without fail I think I taught it wrong last year and there's some way to improve the presentation. When I haven't had time to revise the presentation and have just tried to give last year's, invariably it hasn't gone very well.

I don't think the facts of the matter have changed at all, but somehow the apparently right way to teach them in 1999 (when I first did it) now doesn't seem right.

I wouldn't be at all surprised if aikido were like this too, so if one was going to write a book one would have to accept a certain amount of ongoing frustration with it.

Mary Kaye
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