A Personal Tribute

While I’m hibernating these winter months, I’ve been afforded the time to catch up with  other projects that I need to attend to, such as beefing up my Northwestphotos Zazzle store and putting to use my editing skills on miscellaneous writing projects. The co-author of my illustrated book, Portraits of the Living Tao, and inspirational mentor, Stephen F. Kaufman, has often brought up the subject of collaborating on another book together. In keeping with the principles of our first book, we did come to agreement that any following books would also have a philosophical/inspirational theme. Perhaps a bit of haiku? Time will tell. Ah, but so much to do and so little time, it seems!

I wish to take this time to pay personal homage to this unique personality and prolific writer, Stephen F. Kaufman. I could say that he’s been my personal mentor for several years, but instead, I’m going to say that he has been a mentor for the world, considering  his accomplishments in both practice and in writing. He has over 50+ years in the martial arts and is a world renowned grandmaster. He has also written best selling interpretations of some of the world’s greatest historical works, such as Musashi’s Book of Five Rings and Sun Tzu’s Art of War. As well, he has penned a most important work, Self-Revealization Acceptance – Your Divine Right to Live in Joy and Freedom, a profound break-through in reality manifestation technique. I consider him to be one of the world’s elite, philosophical thinkers. I am grateful to have been able to collaborate with him in written word and with my photography. So, Steve … this one’s for you!

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For more information on Hanshi Stephen F. Kaufman, visit http://www.hanshi.com

About northwestphotos

A long time resident of Washington State, located in the beautiful Pacific Northwest USA. I am retired and enjoy regional travel, exploring all the wondrous, natural settings that the Pacific Northwest has to offer. If you get a chance, visit my Northwestphotos Zazzle store, http://www.zazzle.com/northwestphotos.
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2 Responses to A Personal Tribute

  1. Having had worked now with a partner in a collaborative project, I can say that you do have to be in sync with each other. Thanks for introducing us to Stephen!

    • Wise words, William! It’s takes a lot of focus, respect, patience, and the ability to work as a team member when collaborating with another on a mutual project. And when all is said and done, one probably will have shed a lot of blood, sweat, and tears. But, it was well worth it, right?

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