ARTICLES about the author
Navy career: About my naval career.
Education: About my education.
Martial arts background: About my martial arts experience.
Hobbies: Some of my hobbies.
TKDTutorisms: Some of my words, wit, and wisdom.
Edmund Scientific: As a child, it helped quench my thirst for knowledge.
Pikes Peak Paget: A college professor who showed me that being different was okay.
Chief Oglesby: A Navy chief who inadvertently changed the direction of my life for the better.
Martial arts mentors
Mr. Merichek: My first martial arts instructor and first judo instructor.
Master Byung Dae Suh: A newly immigrated Korean judo master.
Master Phyllis Harper: The godmother of judo in the United States.
Grand Master Phil Porter: The godfather of judo in the United States.
Tales of Navy life
Patch on a tail rotor: A prank played on the Air Boss.
Catholic mass: My mishearing the 1MC.
Body on the recliner: I wish I had known this earlier.
Saga of James: Sometimes recruiters were desperate to meet their quotas.
Saga of Fred: One is born every minute.
Vehicles: My past and present vehicles.
Motorcycles: My past motorcycles.
Bicycles: My past and present bicycles.
Dogs: My past and present dogs.
Artwork: My past artwork.
Vintage photos: Photos of my early years in the martial arts.