Taekwondo: Kicking, punching, way of life

I’m not delusional enough to think that taekwondo lessons will make my son the victor in a schoolyard brawl. That’s not how “street fights” work. But, I do think that if he fought back, the other child would shed a tear or two, too. And, sometimes, that’s what it takes to make a bully leave you alone. I’m really proud of him for not resorting to violence. But, we have also told him that if he can’t run away from a fight, he should defend himself — and we will defend him.

The resolution I won’t be making

It’s near the end of the year when everyone will be making the same resolutions: Save more money, promote world peace and, um, lose weight. I’ll certainly give it my all with the first two, but I won’t be among the millions of Americans vowing to diet.