Today was Taiji class. The instruction is following an interesting direction. It’s our third class, but we have yet to do a taiji form. Instead, we’re learning pieces. We spent two days doing the upper-body parts of Cloud Hands one-handed. Today we did them two-handed for the first time. Separately, we’ve done several bits of footwork: shifting weight, empty step, etc. We’ve not yet done anything that combines upper-body and lower-body motions. However, I have a strong sense that we’re building a proper foundation. By the time we do our first actual piece of the form, I expect we’ll have most of the moves for doing the whole thing.
Got some writing-related work done today. I put two manuscripts in the post. I also revitalized my old submission-tracking database, which I hadn’t gotten properly set up when I got a new computer several years ago. I wasn’t actively submitting manuscripts, so it didn’t seem urgent. Then when I started sending them out again I didn’t want to wait to get my tracking system working, so I just did the tracking in a spreadsheet. Today I got the old tracking system working again, and moved over all the data from the spreadsheet. So, I once again have complete submission information for all my manuscripts, including a few old manuscripts that hadn’t yet been submitted to every market.