Greetings reader!

This WordPress site is the home of my very first blog many moons ago. From here I took SpaceAgeSage to a .com site where I had great success, mainly in meeting many of the great people of the blogging world. Last January I took some time off from blogging, but kept reading, learning, and even tweeting on Twitter. After some personal growth of my own, I started a blog that will knock your socks off! Here is what I put on my .com site about it:

The wonderful and gracious Barbara Swafford of Blogging Without a Blog, helped kick start my new self defense website Think Like a Black Belt this week. You absolutely must go read this short and awesome review! It is called Kicking It.

The response to the site launch and Barbara’s review has been heartwarming and motivating! Already readers, including women and parents, have found the information useful and are taking action in their own lives to keep themselves safer.

I’ve posted five blog articles or post so far at Think Like a Black Belt. One is an overview of the blog and the rest cover either physical, mental or emotional self dense. Why don’t you drop by or read Barbara’s review? Here are the links to most current posts:



NOTE: I wholeheartedly believe the information at Think Like a Black Belt is so important, I may use this site to direct readers there. I don’t plan any more posts here on personal development, but you may find what you are looking for in confidence, wisdom, and insight at Think Like a Black Belt. Thank you and hope to see you there!

Lori Hoeck




I started a self defense and personal safety blog “Black Belt Sage” almost a year ago with high hopes, but after a year of blogging as SpaceAgeSage.com, I’ve got this blogging thing down much better! To learn how to defend yourself and your family — check out my self defense site for everyone!

The new site is Think Like a Black Belt blog! Drop on by for a sneak peak before my official launch and full tweaking of the site to discover the how to defend yourself physically, mentally, and emotionally. I’ve just started with a few posts, but more will be added soon! Topics I’ll be writing at Think Like a Black Belt are:

  • Basic Self Defense Moves
  • Mental Toughness
  • Unplugging from Emotional Predators
  • Martial Arts Wisdom
  • Frontline Stories
  • Kids & Self Defense

Coming soon to the site will be my e-book Think Like a Black Belt — 15 Personal Safety Tips. I’m excited it’s almost here because the information is vital for keeping safe, but it’s also a tremendous help to parents. Over 100 discussion questions — at least seven on each of the 15 tips — will help parents and older children explore self defense topics. More information on that soon-to-be-unveiled gem of self defense knowledge is here.

I’m also blogging at LoriHoeck.com, where I “Write just for the Hoeck of it”  — poems and prose, old stuff and new stuff, a little bit of this and a little bit of that.

Thank you for stopping by and hope to see you in my new blogs soon:

Think Like a Black Belt


My latest posts at SpaceAgeSage.com include a photo of what I think is a short-lived tornado funnel from below, a post on leadership, and a call to inner action based on the “fire in the belly” Olympic athletes manifest. I invite you all over to my other site to read my most recent posts. Thanks!

Recent Posts

Hello! Thanks for stopping by!

Here are my latest posts at my new location: SpaceAgeSage.com:

Recent Posts:

Do we spend our lives trying to validate ourselves or to develop ourselves? The answer could very well explain why mediocrity might outweigh meaning in our lives, or why the super talented may not reach their full potential … (more)

In the past, I have performed chest compressions during a medical scene as an EMT, fought a house fire from atop a ladder, and taught people of all ages the martial arts, so it takes a lot to move me. This week I have been absolutely amazed 1) to have goosebump-producing words wake up my soul and 2) to undergo a major paradigm shift … (more)

I love this kind of Colorado sunset. Fortunately, it’s not a rare event where I live. (This photo is taken from my front yard.) The fire in the sky comes at dusk quite often. Lovely shades of red, orange, pink play across the heavens to bid the sun goodbye and the night hello … (more)

The photo on this post was taken in my backyard. Yes, the dollar bill really does go that far down into a crack formed by drought. I didn’t have a yardstick handy, but I think this shows the depth quite well … (more)

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Please visit me at my new site for more great posts –Thanks!



When you are through changing, you are through.
~ Bruce Barton ~