I'm in Taos, fires on all four sides. The roads are open at the moment, but the forest locations are mostly closed. I guess I'll spend a few days here on the Rio Grande. I spent yesterday rafting and kayaking down the river. I seem to have come to a point where I have committed to not spending more than a few minutes thinking about where I might go next. Why spend the time if it is going to be on fire anyway? Perhaps there are other reasons. Anyhow, this article is stimulating:
I am fast changing my views about all martial arts. Well, fast isn't the correct word, but I'm beginning to see martial arts in an even more theatrical way than I have in the past. I'm beginning to see it as magic. Yes, the woo woo type. Why? because the best skills rely on mis-perception and mis-direction. In my mind it is still high art, high skill, beauty, athletic, real fighting mastery. Know your opponent better than he knows himself.