Over my years of Aikido training, I have grown to feel my jo — my old man stick — as an extension of my body.
Craig Naylor, a retired music teacher, lives near Kalispell with his wife and two dogs. He writes novels, orchards heirloom apples, and teaches Aikido.
It’s time for picking heirloom apples. The watering and weeding are over and, as mornings take on a chill, it’s time for harvest.
These youth are the future. They’ll carry the torch forward with their silent symphony. I do my best to make sure the light shines bright.