My name is Don M. Tow. I am a physicist by training (Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley). I worked for 35 years as a professional, the first nine years as a physicist in academia, and the next 26 years as an engineer in industry. I retired at the end of January 2006.
Since my high school and college days, I have been active in social and political activities, participating in various student and community activities. I have developed an interest in writing. In the “Political/Social Commentary” page and the “Other” topics page, I will offer my perspective on selected social, political, cultural, as well as other issues.
I have always been interested in martial arts, but did not have the opportunity or time to do any sort of extensive study or training until early 1998. I first started learning Taijiquan in 1998 when I was working in Beijing, and since that time I have continued to take lessons in Taijiquan (from more than a dozen teachers), as well as several other martial arts. I also practice Taijiquan on a regular basis, and I have been teaching Taijiquan since 2004. Recently I have renewed my interest in Qigong, and have been taking lessons in Qigong from a world-class Qigong/Neigong expert. In the “Taiji” page, I will offer my perspective on Taiji and Qigong.
To contact me, please send me an email to don (at) tow (dot) com.