I would like to give my Thanks on this day for the many things I have in my life. I give Thanks for my siblings and their families, although my parents have passed as well as two brothers there is still the love that many siblings share. We have not always seen things in the same light but we respect each others opinions and always find joy when we are together.

I give Thanks for my daughters who have taught me a great many things about life and about raising girls in this sometimes chaotic world. You both mean the world to me and I know I have made mistakes in the past but that is what helps us to learn. I Love you both from the bottom of my heart.

I am Thankful for my extended family of aunts, uncles and cousins. Though we many not see each other for many years there is a bond that is reignited every time we do. I am glad that I have the opportunity to have been part of such a large family, I believe well over sixty cousins.

I am Thankful for my stepson and his wife. They have the knack for finding great eateries and for demonstrating the ideal laid back personalities. Always a pleasure to be in their company.

I am Thankful for the many co-workers I have and have had. Some of whom I miss very much and some not so much. In either case I have learned a great many things from them.

I am Thankful for the many teachers I have and have had. I have learned a great deal from them. I wonder where would I be if not for them. Elementary school, high school, college, the martial arts and many other areas. I have learned that there is much more to learn and that it is a never ending process.

I am very Thankful for my wife who has given me so much. Not a day goes by where we are not laughing and enjoying each other’s company. Life is too short to not have fun. I have learned a great many things from her and have experienced things I may never have had I not met her.

I am Thankful for my many students who have helped me to become a better teacher. They inspire me to continue to teach.

I am Thankful for my readers who have purchased my books and have written wonderful comments about them. I am glad that they are able to enjoy them and learn from them.

I am Thankful that we live in a world where there is Hope that all mankind can come together and find peace. Where we help one another rather than tear each other down. Where governments do what is right for all the people and not just the special interest groups. Where we can look at each other and smile and honestly say Thank You!


Book 4

I am working on the fourth and final book in the “Old Man From the Hill” series. The young boy journeys to Taiwan with his teacher to visit with his teacher’s family and to learn Qigong with some monks from a Daoist temple.

He gets to ride in a pedicab and a train and sees some of the sights of Taiwan. He learns new Qigong exercises that he can use to teach his friends when he returns to his home in Ohio. Perhaps there may even be a young girl interest that occupies some of his time.

The books have been fun for me to write and share some of the knowledge of Tai Chi and Qigong that I have acquired over the years. It is my hope that the books inspire young people to seek out teachers that they can learn from and gather all the benefits of Qigong and Tai Chi that I have. I hope to continue teaching and sharing what I learn with all the wonderful people I have met and I give a sincere bow to all of my teachers that have shared their knowledge with me.

I have also included an early copy of the cover and any comments or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.