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Born in '54, married in '79, 2 grown and gone kids, worked as a high school librarian, currently retired. Guitar player/teacher 4th Dan Shotokan Karate-do Life is pretty damned good. "Any day on the right side of the dirt is a good day."

Real Name: Michael Larkin

DOB: 10-11-'54

Gender: A guy

Location: Philadelphia, Pa, USA! USA! USA!, 19127

Occupation: Retired

Groups: Shamrock American Kossacks

Hobbies: Traditional Martial Arts

Diaries published: 6 (619 days since last diary on Mon Sep 16, 2013 at 06:08 AM PDT)

Comments posted: 233 (23 days since last comment on Tue May 05, 2015 at 01:27 PM PDT)

Diary frequency: seldom

Comment frequency: often

Total Recommends: 79

Total Comment Ratings: 30

Most Recommended Diary: Mittens and Makiwaras, 11 comments, 30 recommends

People Following Heianshoka: 1

Heianshoka's Most Recent Diaries:

Last month my wife Peggy, her sister Barbara and myself had the good fortune to spend eleven days traveling around the west coast of Ireland. It was a great trip and the best advice that we got ...
by Heianshoka
Comment Count 19 comments on Mon Sep 16, 2013 at 06:08 AM PDT with 15 Recommends
Q: Do you like Kipling? A: I don't know. I've never been kippled. Cracks me up every time. Mr. Kipling kind of came to grips with the Empire's racism in his poem "Gunga Din". Kind of. Below is ...
by Heianshoka
Comment Count 3 comments on Thu Jul 04, 2013 at 01:23 PM PDT with 1 Recommend
About 25 miles from my home in Philadelphia lies the little suburban town of Oaks, Pa. It's a nice quiet "Pleasant Valley Sunday" kind of place. And, every year they hold a big gun show at their ...
by Heianshoka
Comment Count 14 comments on Sun Dec 16, 2012 at 06:39 PM PST with 13 Recommends
You didn’t see it coming, did you? All of the noise that you all were making drowned out the sound of the locomotive barreling straight at you. Don’t say that you weren’t warned. Alas, the ...
by Heianshoka
Comment Count 3 comments on Sun Sep 02, 2012 at 05:24 AM PDT with 4 Recommends
August always throws the nostalgia at me and, it always hits its target. I was sitting on my little deck this morning and it hit me in the way the shadows had changed. I notice a bit of red and ...
by Heianshoka
Comment Count 12 comments on Mon Aug 20, 2012 at 11:40 AM PDT with 16 Recommends
This is my first attempt at a diary. Please forgive transgressions. I began Shotokan karate training in 1984. Years of benign neglect left me crawling off of the dojo floor about twenty minutes ...
by Heianshoka
Comment Count 11 comments on Fri Aug 17, 2012 at 10:08 AM PDT with 30 Recommends

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