One of my short stories is up on The Norwegian-American Weekly’s site. It’s billed as “North America’s Only Norwegian-American Newspaper.” It’s a pretty cool site, and you don’t have to read Norwege to read it. Even the cartoons are translated into English. Check it out.
This thing is now available as an audio book! Listen to short stories while you drive, eat lunch, etc. The possibilities are endless. Well, maybe not endless, but there are several places where listening to Kiddieland and other misfortunes would be a pleasurable experience, AND in a blatant ploy to get new users, Amazon is giving Kiddieland away FREE (hah!) when you sign up for Audible, their earhole massage service. Here’s a link.
Chang’s Academy in Elmhurst is now Elmhurst Martial Arts. We even have an attractive new logo signifying the concept of wu wei (not doing) which can be thought of as effortless or harmonious action.
Tai chi classes are still Monday and Wednesday mornings at 9 am
681 N. York in Elmhurst (across from Mariano’s & Starbucks)
For directions and pricing contact ElmhurstMartialArts.com
Try a martial art and help a worthy cause! We will be giving trial lessons all day on December 10th. A five-dollar contribution enables you to try a class in any of the styles we offer: Taekwondo for adults and children, Modern Arnis, or Tai Chi Chuan.
All money collected goes directly to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.
Tai Chi Chuan at 10:00
Modern Arnis at 11:00
Kids’ Taekwondo at 12:00 (Lil’ Dragons and Juniors)
Adult Taekwondo at 1:00
Promotion Exam at 2:00 (visitors are welcome to stay)
The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation works every day to change the reality of this disease for millions of people by funding research, advocating for government support of research, ensuring new therapies come to market and engaging the community. JDRF has more than 100 U.S. locations and six international affiliates. They’ve funded nearly $2 billion in research to date.
Chang’s Martial Arts Academy
681 N. York Rd. Elmhurst, IL 60126
“I’ve had Type 1 Diabetes since I was eleven years old. Living with Diabetes is not easy or pleasant, but it is a manageable. With diet, exercise, and medication, diabetics can live full, productive lives. I’m proof! Someday we will be able to prevent or even cure diabetes, perhaps within my lifetime! Diabetes is the primary reason my parents got me involved with martial arts as a kid. The martial arts have helped me in countless ways throughout my life. Now my school allows me to share what I’ve enjoyed and benefitted from with others.”
– Chuck Westcott, Owner/Instructor Elmhurst Martial Arts
We had our first tai chi class at One Key Yoga on Damen last night. It was a lot of fun. Thanks to everyone who attended. See you next Tuesday!
Interested in joining us? Check out One Key’s website for directions and schedule—
My annual Halloween video for 2016 is up!
Yep. This is a thing. Join me Saturday at the Village Crossing Barnes & Noble. It’s located on Touhy, just west of the Edens Expwy.
Yeah, I was nervous.
At the request of some tai chi students I’m putting together some reference videos and posting them to YouTube. The first video is the Flowing Dragon Fan form. Both front and back views are up on the ChicagoTimChapman YouTube channel. More videos to come!