As some of you may know, I’ve been studying a fencing master by the name of Giacomo di Grassi. The manual in question that I’m studying is his True Arte of Defence. I’ve read other manuals — The Art of War by Sun Tzu, The Book of Five Rings by Musashi, and Gran Simulacro dell’Arte e dell’Uso della… Continue reading


I’ve moved into the new place and the cats appear to be settling in alright. Not too much fighting and they’ve stopped hissing at me. I don’t blame them They’ve never moved much and they’ve moved twice in about six months. They have more room, and I think that’s helping. I haven’t done much except… Continue reading