On Mastery: Learning Kyudo — One of Japan’s Oldest and Most Respected Martial Arts

Originally posted on Longreads:
Leigh Ann Henion was drawn to archery by her grandfather’s passion for it. She travels to Japan to improve her archery skills by learning Kyudo — a form of archery that is one of Japan’s oldest martial arts. In her short yet intense course, sensei Kazuhisa Miyasaka helps her realize that… Continue reading On Mastery: Learning Kyudo — One of Japan’s Oldest and Most Respected Martial Arts

Freewheeling through Rural Andalusia: The Via Verde of Seville (Photo Story)

Originally posted on Lives and Times:
Not far north of Seville, there is a track winding back through the northern slopes of Andalusia, through the Sierra Morena, a gorgeous corrugated mountain range covered in olive and oak trees under which graze pigs, sheep and goat. The track follows and old railway line built a century ago to… Continue reading Freewheeling through Rural Andalusia: The Via Verde of Seville (Photo Story)

the classic dirty martini | simple ingredients, minimal effort, complex results

Originally posted on holly & flora:
I really wish life worked out more like the title of this blog post: simple ingredients, minimal effort, with complex results. Rarely does it ever turn out just like that, right? Lately, it’s been more like this: empty cupboards, requiring multiple hours to source the necessary ingredients with beyond… Continue reading the classic dirty martini | simple ingredients, minimal effort, complex results

Pre-Columbian Art of Mexico, The Central Mexican Plateau-Teotihuacan

Originally posted on ArS Artistic Adventure of Mankind:
In order to simplify the account of the Mesoamerican pre-Hispanic art, it is appropriate to analyze the art that took place in each of the four main areas of ancient Mexico from the beginning of the Classic period (AD 200) to the Spanish conquest (1519), namely: 1)… Continue reading Pre-Columbian Art of Mexico, The Central Mexican Plateau-Teotihuacan