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Author : Dave Smeds

You can find a new blog entry by Dave Smeds about every other week at and His favorite subjects are the writing life, karate, genealogy, and designing book covers.

A Karate Scrapbook, Part 1

HANGING OUT BY THE DOJO, SAN FRANCISCO, 1981 The headquarters dojo of Goju-Kai Karate-Do USA was for many years located at Eighteenth and Collingwood in

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You Really Have No Idea

Any writer in the creative arts can share a version of this story. It is invariably something that has directly happened to them: They’re at

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