I graded tonight! I have now 2 kyu! | #aikido

After many years, I have now graded to 2 kyu in Aikido (Takemusu Aiki, Iwama Ryu). Last time I graded was in May 2010, so it was about time! So many other things has happened in my life, coming in between me and my aikido development. But, tonighg was the night! “You can be happy and proud!”, the grading committée chairman Leif Kinnersjö, chief instructor emeritus, 6 dan, said. And so I am! Behind me in the photo, I feel Morihei Ueshiba, a k a O’Sensei and Aikido founder, smiling. Thank you for giving me this way of life and…

6. F as in Futures! | #Wishlist2017

Fifty years ago, exactly today, The Beatles released their 7″ single, “All you need is Love” in the UK. I wish their universal message gets to be understood and lived by, in the end the whole Family of Humanity. But, to reach there, begin with yourself. The song was tonight’s lullaby. Now, my turn to get to bed. Good Night!

Mika training with his new shoes! And Spring Première at Halvars Ice Cream!| #MikaTheHero #PhotoStory

Mika has some new shoes, Converse style. We were at the playground at Vasaparken today, and he took the opportunity to train walking with his new shoes. And it went great! Above a slideshow! Afterwards, we rewarded us with the true Norrköping Spring Première – Halvars Glass! Halvars Ice Cream! Delightful, as always. A nice day out! Spring is here! Hooray!

Synchronicities – Life as a Maze, and Disturbing Cats as Guides

Yesterday, I started playing around with an InspoQuote generator, claimed to be driven by artificial intelligence*.  It was spot on after some iterations, when it generated “society as a maze”, which I have percieved in life. As something you cope with. Or get used to!  Shared on my Tumblr yesterday. When I got struck by Reverse Insomnia this morning, waking up at 5am, I played around with it, again. To my surprise, the first one I got, happened exactly when Deshi joined me! Life. In a nutshell. And no, sleep was sought, but not found. But I was pumped full…