In the early days of my book research, in the days of our naked windows
, I read an instructive book, Secrets of a Superthief
, by Jack MacLean, inmate/author/self-proclaimed ‘Superthief’.
When it comes to personal safety, there’s a very dangerous assumption that you may hold near and dear. Most people do. It’s this:
“The police will protect me.”
But that's not their job.
I’m writing a book called At Home In the Real World
. It recognizes that the world around us is increasingly unsettled, and that our homes are extensions of our lives that we need to strengthen.
Why am I writing this? Because the bubble I lived in had been breached with gunfire, statistics, and reality sandwiches. I'll get to that, but suffice it to say, it left me a little afraid, deeply unsettled....and in want of solutions.
When I see flyers for half-day retreats that introduce the practices of yoga, meditation, and breathing exercises, I can’t help but think that a martial art should be integrated into that program.