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Old 08-24-2009, 11:54 AM   #51
Michael Zartman
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Re: Ellis Amdur's "Hidden in Plain Sight" Prepublication Sale

Got my copy in the mail today. Looking forward to spending time learning from it. Thanks, Ellis.
 
Old 08-24-2009, 03:54 PM   #52
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Hi Ellis,

I picked mine up from the post office today. Thanks! I'm looking forward, as always, to reading your thoughts.

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Old 08-24-2009, 07:32 PM   #53
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I just cracked open my #9 copy and I am looking forward to a great read. The cover artwork is very nice! Thanks Mr. Amdur.
 
Old 08-25-2009, 12:20 AM   #54
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Re: Ellis Amdur's "Hidden in Plain Sight" Prepublication Sale

Book arrived today and I managed to read preface/intro before dashing out the door to the dojo....I'd just finished my last book too (Sherman Alexie novel) so I am READY to sit down for a long and tasty read!

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Old 08-25-2009, 01:35 AM   #55
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Re: Ellis Amdur's "Hidden in Plain Sight" Prepublication Sale

Well, Heck.. How can you order a pre-pub copy if you find out about the thing after it's been pub....
Go to the pub?
hic.
Just placed the order. My paypal seems to have worked. Wonder what the visa balance is getting to these days.... OMG!!!
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Old 08-25-2009, 08:10 AM   #56
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Yay, lucky #21 just appeared in my mailbox last night!

Now I'll just finish up my re-read of _Old School_ and jump in before people start posting spoilers here.
 
Old 08-25-2009, 11:50 AM   #57
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Hi Ellis,
My book arrived in yesterday's mail.
I'm about 100 pages into it, thanks to a bit less sleep last night and a long bus commute this morning. Thank you so much for this fascinating read! It's like a long drink of cool water - satisfying.

Pat
 
Old 08-26-2009, 08:22 AM   #58
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I will be checking the mail.

 
Old 08-26-2009, 11:14 AM   #59
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Early standout material:
Ellis' humanization and explication of Takada's character is worth the cover price on it's own.

This August is a season of abundance in aiki publishing. I hope everyone is taking advantage.

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Old 08-26-2009, 11:49 AM   #60
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Early standout material:
Ellis' humanization and explication of Takada's character is worth the cover price on it's own.

This August is a season of abundance in aiki publishing. I hope everyone is taking advantage.
Yes. That was something I had not expected. And it made me wonder what Ellis would surmise if taking into account Rob Liberti's recent posts about how his working on aiki has changed his demeanor. Can't recall the exact post or words. Interesting, though, if that kind of thing also contributed to Takeda's personality in the long run.
 
Old 08-26-2009, 12:36 PM   #61
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Re: Ellis Amdur's "Hidden in Plain Sight" Prepublication Sale

Does anyone know how to speed up intercontinental mail?
 
Old 08-27-2009, 06:42 AM   #62
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I arrived home late last night after going to see the Yankees play to a package in the mail containing the book.. Though I planned on sleeping, I opened it up and spent an hour reading parts of the book and began it in earnest on my train ride to Manhattan this am. I really liked Ellis' attitude and thoughts in the How to be O'Sensei in 16 easy steps chapter. I know that reading a lot of the internal threads on this site, Ellis' writings has inspired me to look into Bagua with Tom Bisio and Xing Yi Nei Gong work in the future. As Ellis surmises and as O'Sensei said to Terry Dobson, figure it out yourself. Or as Ben Hogan said about the secret of golf, the answer is in the dirt. I know that is what Tiger Woods would say as well.
 
Old 08-27-2009, 06:50 AM   #63
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Does anyone know how to speed up intercontinental mail?
+1
 
Old 08-27-2009, 12:19 PM   #64
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Re: Ellis Amdur's "Hidden in Plain Sight" Prepublication Sale

OK, through my first quick read. I'm re-reading to pick up more of the detail/subtleties.

This is just such a great read. I'll have to pick up Ellis' other books to complete the set.

Pat
 
Old 08-27-2009, 02:15 PM   #65
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I am happy to answer questions that people have regarding the book. I will start a new thread to that end (will have to figure out what section to put it in

So let's close this thread - and move on over - - - somewhere . . . .I'll figure it out.

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