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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



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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

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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 ~

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