September 26th, 2013


Sensei Clai wins the day

Sensei Clai, one of the highest ranking people in my little corner of the karate world -- he recently opened his own dojo in Westchester -- was at a tournament in Rochester, New York this past weekend, along with a bunch of other folks from our discipline. He took first place in the middleweight division, and his final victory has been enshrined on the Tube of You:

(Hilariously, I was also in Rochester this weekend for RocCon, but I was unable to get away to see any of the tournament. Sadness...)
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Singularity & Co. wants to Save the Adventure!

The wonderful used bookstore Singularity & Co. in Brooklyn has started up a project on Kickstarter: Save the Adventure, an endeavor to make some classic pulp novels available once again.

From the Kickstarter page:
Each month we’ll choose one great classic, obscure or otherwise fascinating adventure book no longer in print and not available online, track down the author (if they’re still around) and/or copyright holder, clear the copyright, and publish the title as an e-book. Every book will come with newly imagined cover art and editor's notes sharing what we learned about the book, the author and their history along the way.

This is a nifty little project from a great store, and I urge you to at least click on the link and see what they're doing. (Personally, I pledged $25, 'cause it sounds groovy.....)
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