A Halloween Stabbing!


What'd ya think I meant?!


You and I both know there are plenty of things in the world to be afraid of, but for tonight, I hope you enjoy the magic of the holiday with your loved ones. 

Yes, we train to protect against the things that go 'bump in the night... But don't lose sight of WHY we train in the first place! 

Don't let an ominous mindset and training focus turn you into the very thing you are training to protect yourself and others against! 

The idea of training is to defend against the dark arts! =)

Speaking of...

I recorded a special Halloween Podcast Episode for you. Here's the link to listen to it... If You Dare! =)

Spirits of the Dead
by Edgar Allen Poe 
(Published 1829)

Thy soul shall find itself alone

'Mid dark thoughts of the grey tomb-stone --

Not one, of all the crowd, to pry

Into thine hour of secrecy:

Be silent in that solitude
    Which is not loneliness -- for then

The spirits of the dead who stood
    In life before thee are again

In death around thee -- and their will
Shall then overshadow thee: be still.

For the night -- tho' clear -- shall frown --
And the stars shall look not down,
From their high thrones in the Heaven,
With light like Hope to mortals given --
But their red orbs, without beam,
To thy weariness shall seem
As a burning and a fever
Which would cling to thee for ever :

Now are thoughts thou shalt not banish --
Now are visions ne'er to vanish --
From thy spirit shall they pass
No more -- like dew-drop from the grass:

The breeze -- the breath of God -- is still --
And the mist upon the hill
Shadowy -- shadowy -- yet unbroken,
Is a symbol and a token --
How it hangs upon the trees,
A mystery of mysteries! 

by Edgar Allan Poe
(published 1829)

Happy Trick or Treating! 

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