The first week of July I played 6 events in the US Nationals Table Tennis Tournament in Las Vegas.  I had been practicing for a long time, had taken some lessons, and was excited to go try out my new...
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It’s been a year.  In early April 2016, I picked up the ping pong paddle and went to the local club.  Two weeks later, I played in a tournament in West Valley at the Table Tennis Training and Events Center...
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Somewhere between the late beginner and early intermediate phases of working toward mastery, a transition has to occur.  Up until then, the world is pretty black and white.  My skill against yours, win or lose.  That’s it.  Eventually, after playing...
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Probably the single most significant pursuit of my adult life has been photography.  Surprisingly, many people who know me still don’t know this about me.  It has been not just a hobby, but the basis of my career since I...
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When I was a wee lad, I used to lay on our basement couch (the one we got second-hand so that if wee lads broke it, my parents wouldn’t be too sad) and watch TV.  As it got late into the...
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Last Saturday, I played in the Chinese New Year table tennis tournament in Evanston, Wyoming.  This is a tournament I played twice before in about 2007 and 2008 before I quit playing ping pong.  Here’s the only surviving video from...
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If you’re one of my kind, there’s something you want to do.  Always.  Maybe you think about it in the car on the way to work, or in the shower, or while you lay in bed waiting to be unconscious....
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  If you’ve read my book, you know my approach to improvement involves a lot of looking within, noticing and understanding what you feel.  It’s nigh impossible to put yourself out there and do something hard without experiencing strong feelings.  When...
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It seems like sending kids out to play football is just a way to keep them from bumming with the drug dealers and spray-painting anarchy signs on burning limousines.  Send your kid to chess club and they’ll be out of your...
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I had a bit of a shock my first day at the gym after the new year.  I go in pretty early in the morning not only because it works well for my schedule, but because I enjoy some privacy...
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