Knowing my work was ending there I received a call from a former college friend with a job offer in Colorado. I subsequently
left work there, flew out to Colorado, and worked for OFA during the presidential election season.
I continue to work in the educational field, currently working with autistic children at a K-8 school and teaching in the after school program.
I believe in the ideas of Bushido, particularly zen and rectitude (if you don't know what they are, look it up), and stay up contemplating passages from the Art of War. I think a lot of it applies to daily life.
A couple of my favorites are:
All warfare is based on deception.
Hence, when able to attack, we must seem unable.
If he is secure at all points, be prepared for him. If he is in superior strength, evade him.
If your opponent is of choleric temper, seek to irritate him. Pretend to be weak, that he may grow arrogant.
Attack him where he is unprepared, appear where you are not expected.