My body has traveled a long way and some of the roads weren't paved

Friday, April 16, 2010

Latest Trainers

The PT finally released me from Physical Therapy last week to a home program. A bit over the planned timeline but not out of the norm.
So I can lift what I'm comfortable with (not much right now) and do what I want within reason. Will still be another 6months before I'm back to better than new fighting-wise but that's fine.

So one thing I'm slowly getting back into is making trainers. If you'll notice, in the upper right hand corner is a link to my online album of trainers.

Here is some of the latest work:

Kuku Macan with Leopardwood

Mushtaq's Silat Knife design with Bacote wood

Mushtaq's Silat knife made with Osage Orange. Sustainably harvested from a local tree that had died. Beautiful wood, no?

KABAR TDI rig knife for a local LEO to use as a trainer for his rig carry, Burlwood handle

Bankung sword

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Spring is here in force

Spring is here in force.
The new bulbs from last fall are up.

Tulips are definitely a few weeks ahead of schedule.
Tuliptime festival this year could end up being a StemFest.

Friday, April 2, 2010

count day

So, filled out the census yesterday, it being count day and all.
But something that really struck me everytime I had to fill out "race". Good grief! We're still hung up and classifying by that. The only thing it's used for is affirmative action these days to keep deserving kids out of good colleges and give other kids scholarships based on their race that don't care to go there and didn't work for it. Don't get me wrong, everyone deserves help but those that need it shouldn't be segregated against because they "aren't" on a certain list of diversity.
Every time I saw the blank to fill in race I was tempted to write "HUMAN".
I mean, the term "race" has been up for debate since like forever

I also don't recall seeing Caucasoid, Congoid, Capoid, Mongoloid or Australoid listed as choices either.

OK, done ranting. Something I try not to do here.