Failing Forward
Don’t ever mistake my silence for ignorance, my calmness for acceptance or my kindness for weakness
Anonymous
Failure isn’t the falling down, it’s the staying down.
James Patterson
Rapiers, a set on Flickr.Rapiers of Trovare Di Spada, St. Louis MO.  With special apperance by Ryan Mank of Red Sun Fencing’s blued rapier.
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Rapiers, a set on Flickr.

Rapiers of Trovare Di Spada, St. Louis MO. With special apperance by Ryan Mank of Red Sun Fencing’s blued rapier.
motivationintohabit:

I’ve never hit the reblog button so fast in my life.

motivationintohabit:

I’ve never hit the reblog button so fast in my life.

Out of the night that covers me,
Black as the pit from pole to pole,
I thank whatever gods may be
For my unconquerable soul.

In the fell clutch of circumstance
I have not winced nor cried aloud.
Under the bludgeonings of chance
My head is bloody, but unbowed.

Beyond this place of wrath and tears
Looms but the Horror of the shade,
And yet the menace of the years
Finds and shall find me unafraid.

It matters not how strait the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate:
I am the captain of my soul.

Invictus, William Ernest Henley - 1875
A must have for any interested in western martial arts or anyone wanting to have a conversation with Dennis Graves.

A must have for any interested in western martial arts or anyone wanting to have a conversation with Dennis Graves.

The Reptile Rescuer

and it just keeps going (at All Saints Church)

3D printer printing in all three dimensions! (at Trovare di Spada)

Let the geekery begin… (at Home)

Let the geekery begin… (at Home)

Afternoon of dog watching and sword cleaning. (at San Luis Trails)

Afternoon of dog watching and sword cleaning. (at San Luis Trails)

my buddy for the day

my buddy for the day

what the what ?!

what the what ?!