Paul Read

Biography

Writer and teacher of Tai Chi and many things (not quite 10.000) based in the Granada area of Spain. Born in London, England but raised as a Wanderer and Ponderer of the Way. Now I am perpetually and linguistically lost, but recovering a little clarity through the use of good technology, soft philosophy and many glasses of gazpacho during the humid summer months.

As Teapotmonk (Tai Chi identity) I can be found at the blog listing below.
As Gazpachomonk (Spanish identity) at the website listed below.

Where to find Paul Read online


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Books

Forgotten Stories From Spain: 1984 and the Spanish Civil War
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 11,700. Language: British English. Published: December 20, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » European
In 1937, George Orwell spent six months in Spain witnessing the rise and fall of the popular revolution on the streets of Barcelona. Alone amongst his contemporaries, Orwell understood what the success or failure of that Spanish Revolution would mean for the rest of the world. If you are new to Orwell or the Spanish Civil War, this introductory book will explain all you need to know.
Forgotten Stories From Spain: The Ambulance Man And The Spanish Civil War
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,160. Language: English. Published: September 23, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » European
There are many stories from the Spanish Civil War that history has forgotten. One such story tells of a Canadian man that came to help a city in exodus. His struggles in the Spanish cities of Madrid, Malaga and Almeria are dramatic, conspiratorial and yet powerfully inspiring. This first book in the "Forgotten Stories" series tells of Norman Bethune, who gave his life for the freedom of others.
One Last Thing: The Untold History Of The Martial Arts Philosophy
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 33,360. Language: English. Published: January 13, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Taoist
What if, in a dialog between the past and the present, between the real and the fictitious, innovative writers and fighters such as Bruce Lee, Alan Watts, Marshall McLuhan, Kwai Chang Caine, Carl Young, and Lao Tzu were brought back to life and transported to the present so they might raise an index finger, lean forward and whisper knowingly, “Oh, before I forget, One Last Thing!"
Ways of Learning: A Handbook for Teachers and Students of Tai Chi and the Martial Arts
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Series: The Tai Chi Trilogy, Book 3. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 19,330. Language: English. Published: September 23, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Martial arts
Most books on Teaching or Learning focus on exercises, instructions and class activities, repeating old patterns and tired methods. Ways of Learning takes a different approach by NOT showing you what to think, rather HOW to think. Ways of Learning is the essential handbook for both students and teachers to ensure growth, flexibility and openness to new methods. Ways of Learning takes you back to
Inside the Tortilla: A Journey in Search of Authenticity
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 53,310. Language: English. Published: May 26, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » By region
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Life has a habit of throwing obstacles in your path for a good reason. When two nomads set out on an epic journey into the heart of the Deep South of Spain in search of a town that still cooked it's food rather than shopped for it, they discover something more than a simple recipe. Bill Bryson meets Laurie Lee in this captivating account of the search for authenticity in the home of the tortilla.
This is Tai Chi: 50 Essential Questions and Answers
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Series: The Tai Chi Trilogy, Book 1. Price: $2.95 USD. Words: 19,100. Language: English. Published: September 2, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Exercise
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What is Tai Chi and why is it taught as a Martial Art by some and as a Health Art or Way of Life by others? What are the origins of the art and why are there different styles? What is the "Form" and how long does it take to learn? These are a few of the 50 simple questions in this fascinating book full of anecdotes, facts and humour, that will help you choose the class of Tai Chi right for you.
The Manual of Bean Curd Boxing: Tai Chi and the Noble Art of Leaving Things Undone
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Series: The Tai Chi Trilogy, Book 2. Price: $5.95 USD. Words: 32,320. Language: English. Published: August 17, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Martial arts
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This is a Manual for 21st Century Living. Redefining the lessons of Taoism and the practical exercises of Tai Chi, this book describes how to use the most practical points from these ancient disciplines to enable us to reach out and grasp life with more energy, with more passion and with more wisdom. Instead of acquiring yet more tools, throw them away and learn the Art of Leaving Things Undone.

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