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THOUGHTS ON MEMORIAL DAY

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THOUGHTS ON MEMORIAL DAY

Old picture of Grandmaster Sid Hallburn and I. Sid was a World War 2, Korean War and Vietnam Conflict Veteran. Sid started out in the U.S. Army, then the Army Air Corps and, finally, the United States Air Force. He was a tenth degree black belt (the highest level that only a handful in history have attained) in Judo, a Black Belt Hall of Famer (sat on the board at Black Belt Magazine for 17 years) and friend of the likes of Bruce Lee and Chuck Norris.He would throw me around well into his nineties.I miss you old friend.  

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CAN A 20 DOLLAR FOUNTAIN PEN COMPETE WITH MY 200 DOLLAR WATERMAN?!!

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CAN A 20 DOLLAR FOUNTAIN PEN COMPETE WITH MY 200 DOLLAR WATERMAN?!!

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Kodoan is launching a Patreon page

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Kodoan is launching a Patreon page

I've recently launched a Patreon page if anyone is interested in helping Kodoan grow. You can find it here: https://www.patreon.com/kodoan

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IDIOTS GUIDE TO GAMESTONKS

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IDIOTS GUIDE TO GAMESTONKS

IDIOTS GUIDE TO GAMESTONKS   Hi! This is Kodo with Kodoan. You can find out more about me at kodoan.com.   If you keep hearing about the “GAME STONKS” and were kinda hoping for an “idiots guide” version – heads up! this might be just what you’re looking for!   The word Gamestonks is a clever combining of two words (GameStop and Stonks) by an even clever-er-er guy named Elon Musk.   Musk’s short tweet: “Gamestonks!!” shortly after the closing bell on Tuesday, January 26, 2021, added to the price of GameStop’s already soaring share prices which rose nearly 93...

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Jiari shakuhachi

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Jiari shakuhachi

Here is a 2 piece, root end, jiari shakuhachi I made Jiari refers to the plaster-of-paris like paste that is applied inside the bore of the flute. "Ji" means paste and "ari" refers to something existing or being present (arimass). Rather than relying on the natural walls of the bamboo, the inside of the flute is (usually) fabricated from a combination of tonoko powder and urushi lacquer.  After it dries, it is given a final shape, then coated in lacquer.  It's a long process but it produces a uniform sound for ensemble musicians.  I don't make too many as I...

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