A lot has happened since my last post and I'm sticking with the excuse that most of that is what has kept me from writing.
I will say that I now have a smart phone, giving me the ability to post from nearly anywhere even if it does involve typing on a tiny keyboard with my thumbs.
I was also surprised to learn that I'm done with school (it's a long story, but I now have an AA in culinary arts, go me!), so I now have little taking away from myrecrational computer use.
I also just finished Rohatsu sesshin with my nikyu test for aikido right in the middle. That's two ranks below black belt. I've also been giving lectures on how my zen practice has benefited my aikido and leading short meditations for a handful of students who decide to stick around once a week.
I haven't run out of stuff to say but I have been trying to live as the best teaching possible.
I hope to write more in the coming days as my practice has opened up so much in the past six months.