Comment on In-Depth Post #4 by QMtK

It is challenging to balance all the activities we are interested in with all our other commitments and responsibilities, especially when we want to be available to others who could us our help. It is important that you are recognizing that now and find ways to look after yourself too so that you can be healthy and helpful to others. I used to have a poster behind my desk with a person floating in the clouds, saying, “No.” I took it down because I thought I had learned its message, but every so often I have to be reminded again.

Oh, the metronome! When learned to play the piano I had to use it to slow me down, rushing through pieces way too fast. The e minor chord is one of my favorites on the guitar and ukelele. Thanks for continuing to share your violin pieces. They remind me that I am lacking music in my life and need to play my instruments more often too.

A montage of a typical school day for you is very fitting!

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Comment on In-depth post #4 by QMtK

I am looking forward to your next blog. You explain everything very clearly. It is also great to read that you are following your own advice and that you are learning a lot more than just archery! Please tell us more about the JOP standards in your …

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Comment on In-Depth Post #4 by QMtK

Are you able to have someone video tape your kick boxing sessions so you can watch it after to see yourself learning it and getting useful visual feedback? What makes some of the skills you mention challenging to learn right now? Why?
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Comment on In-Depth Post #4 by QMtK

You are making great progress, James. Sounds like the fun part is about to begin. You explain some important parts of your project very clearly. It is also great to see that you can integrate past science 9 learning with this project.
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Comment on In-depth post #3: finding a new mentor, buying bars and a derailleur (in my pajamas) by QMtK

How did you find, Dave? Are you around during spring break? Maybe you help him with some of his projects / jobs and get some free advice along the way as well. How are you paying for all these parts? Past talons learners have been working part-time which became another component of their in-depth project. With all your talons April-May-June responsibilities as well as rugby and so on, there may not be much time left for much else, but volunteering some time in Dave’s shop in return for some mentoring.
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Comment on Indepth #4 by QMtK

Beautiful, expressive dance with lots of flexibility, changes in pace and use of floor space. If your mentor is too busy, you may consider having a secondary mentor, possibly another dancer who is taking classes at a higher level. Getting regular feed…

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