As you know, I ordinarily post to the forum only on Saturday. I'm posting this message today because I'll be away this Saturday (promoting a new book) and won't be able to join you. Two minor items:
1. Sometime today or tomorrow my email address will change to firstname.lastname@example.org
. If you write me during the next few days, it would be safest to put my old address in the carbon-copy slot in case the servers mess up the address change.
2. I want to recommend a book while I'm here. Not because I agree with every word in it, but because (a) it's excellent martial arts reading, (b) it's well-organized and well-written, and (c) much of what it says is directly relevant to verbal self-defense as a martial art. I regret to have to report that it's flawed by spelling-checker errors ("who's" where it should have "whose," "principal" for "principle" -- that kind of thing), because it's such a well-produced book in every other way; however, the errors are always obvious and don't interfere other than by being an annoyance. Here's the reference: _Living The Martial Way: A manual for the way a modern warrior should think_, by Forrest E. Morgan; Barricade Books 1992. The ISBN number is 0-942637-76-3.
I'll get back to the forum as quickly as possible.