Father’s Day: Letting Things (and Rings) Go

My Father's Day weekend, while perhaps not as memorable as last year's, was a full one nonetheless. On a day where the emphasis seems to be so heavy on "buy stuff for Dad," I was instead given several opportunities to reflect on letting things go, one in particular a better gift than any "thing" I …

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A Farewell and an Invitation

Some sad news and some happy news out of my Rec & Ed Aikido club. First, the sad news. After over ten years teaching the Rec & Ed club, our instructor is leaving Ann Arbor to teach elementary school in Vermont. I was fortunate to spend seven of those years as his student, and I …

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