End of November

Well, it’s month’s end again, and drill is this weekend. No specific progress has been made on any front (I’ve gotten the paperwork on my land; I’ve also requested a review of the FMV for it), but everything IS moving forward. Since I’ve reviewed my goals several times since their inception, here is my OFFICIAL list for 31 NOV 07:

Short-Term (31 DEC 07)
Educational–I will complete enrollment at Columbia College.
Financial—-I will pay the remainder of my ’01 house payments to Mom and Dad, and fund my account with thinkorswim.com.
Physical—–I will achieve 3 sets of 35 with push-ups and sit-ups, and 15 each of my daily seven. My 2-mile split time will be 2:10 per lap (17:20 total).
Social——-I will get the JCMA Group firmly established.
Spiritual—-I will attend services at the Episcopal Chuch.

Medium-Term (31 MAR 07)
Educational–I will begin taking courses at Columbia College.
Financial—-I will apply for a loan for my land.
Physical—–I will achieve 3 sets of 50 push-ups/sit-ups, and 25 each of my daily seven. My 2 mile split will be 1:55 per lap (15:20 total).
Social——-I will have tree services correct my overhanging branches.
Spiritual—-I will become a member of the Episcopal Church

Long-Term (31 DEC 08)
Educational–I will achieve Senior Status at Columbia College.
Financial—-I will make house payments for ’02 to Mom and Dad.
I will also pay off my Chase account.
Physical—–I will achieve 3 sets of 95 push-ups/sit-ups and 50 each of my daily seven. My 2 mile split will be 1:30 (12:00 total).
Social——-I will purchase a living room set for my house.
Spiritual—-I will be confirmed in the Episcopal Church.

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I spent the first years of my life in a trailer park outside of a tiny town in rural Missouri. I grew up to be a long-haired, gun-hating, military-hating, Presbyterian super-liberal. Well, perhaps the “growing up” happened later. While in high school, I was on the cross-country and wrestling teams, and actually won my weight-class in a State powerlifting competition. I went on to attend college on a Bright Flight scholarship, where I promptly became an atheist. I trained for a few years in Shotokan karate and Cheng-system taijiquan before training in my first real martial art, Hwarang-Do, under the late Franklin Fowlkes (later the Founder and Grandmaster of the Five Elements Martial Arts System). I married an older Taiwanese woman my junior year, got divorced in short order, and dropped out of college. After completing my AA in Psychology, I decided I needed a complete change of scenery and joined the U.S. Marine Corps (having early been assured that there was no way that a skinny liberal like me would ever survive Boot Camp). Contrary to what the Hipster Zombies will tell you, this did not “brainwash me into being a Conservative”. Instead, it made me a very unhappy, short-haired liberal, surrounded by guns and the military. However, I spent my whole contract (after schools) on the island of Okinawa, where I was exposed to points of view not dominated by the American liberal media. During this time, I taught ESL classes as a side-job, trained under some of the highest-ranking masters of karate on Okinawa, and discovered the practice of Buddhism. I also spent some time in Korea, where I got to train in hapkido. It was during this period that I came gradually to realize how stupid and evil American liberalism actually is. This was partly due to my Military Police command sending me to Small Arms Instructor school, which gave me more exposure to guns than I could ever have imagined—thus negating my idiotic liberal distaste for them. After the active-duty portion of my Marine Corps contract was over, I worked several jobs, from security contracts to operating a forklift in a warehouse. In 2002, however, when the invasion of Iraq was getting under way, I signed up with the Missouri Army National Guard, and have remained with them since, continuing as a Military Policeman. I am also full-time corrections officer, a member of the Anglican Church, and at one time was an Instructor Candidate in Dekiti-Tirsia Serradas Kali (until my instructor moved away). My hobbies (beyond blogging) include strength training, shooting sports, martial arts, creating digital art, and being a huge science and science-fiction geek.

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