Kung Fu, Part I: Neo, Aang, and You

6 years ago with 12 comments
A reader writes:1 I’ve always had a love/hate perspective on martial arts. On the one hand, it’s so cooool! And I’m really into Avatar (the cartoon), which sort of shows some very different real-life fighting styles, and it’s all very interesting. And…I think it could only be a good thing to be capable of defending myself and others if need be. And anything that ...

Moving Out, Pt. III

7 years ago with 8 comments
[ This story started yesterday. It will conclude tomorrow. ] III: I KAN’T I’m at the wedding reception in DC, catching up with L. after, what, three years? She’s concerned because my back is acting up, and the painkillers aren’t helping. But I’m doing a good job keeping it together, even if I can’t dance and I’m not as voluble as I’d like. ...