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  1. Threat to hand

    I did some more of the half-balance ball and a little footwork, then fenced Mike for a while, then Dick Johnson.

    Ahren had been thinking about something I asked him, about how to set up the touch against someone who is chasing you. He watched the video of my bout against Jude where I pulled it off a couple of times, and the first thing he said was that I had set it up with the previous actions, which of course is true.

    Tonight, he first had me fix my feet. I was ...
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  2. 10,000 Years of Jewish Guilt Crashing Down

    by , 01-18-2012 at 02:55 PM (Greybeard's Brain Blog)
    I just got back from my workout at the Challenge Center. That is the facility that only works with stroke survivors. I love the staff and the people who work out there. But there are a couple of “fresh” survivors and I am watching them learn to stand or walk or transfer better. They still have “stroke talk.” I used to refer to it as “thick tongue,” you know the feeling you get when you have a mouth full of Novocain and your tongue feels thick and you have trouble making words. You also get ...
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  3. skipping class

    For some strange reason (I believe it was the unusual level of aggravation with dayjob and personal crap), I didn't feel like taking a class last night. I just wanted to fence. So just fence I did.
    Warmed up and spent some time chatting with Peach, Jessi1 Gabby, Patrick and a junior foilist who's name escapes me (shocker, I know). There were vague discussions about introducing me to epee, but the decision was made to fence foil.
    The aforementioned junior and I bouted for a while. ...
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  4. MLK Day

    The adult class was there, and one junior foilist. I did a little footwork and then watched some international sabre - Marti and the Chinese, Lapkes and Tarantino, etc. - while standing on the balancing ball, the half-ball thing. So even though I didn't get much fencing, I watched some fencing and I did do a workout.

    The only sabre fencers to show, eventually were Frederick and Jessi1. Jess was fencing left-handed because she injured her hand fencing Frederick a couple of weeks ...
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  5. Stupid thing #82

    An apple slice with a hunk of very fresh wasabi on it.

    I could see through time.
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