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言者谆谆听者藐藐时

We all have encountered a friend or loved one going down a path we wish we could correct. Our responsibility is to try to steer that person in the right direction with good advice. But what should you do if your friend will not listen to you? I experienced this during...

回顾来时路,难忘知遇恩

回顾来时路,难忘知遇恩

By Vera Koo, Women's Outdoor News, Published March 16, 2020 When I consider my life and how fortunate I have been, it is almost as if I am in a play with a perfectly written script. My story has had countless hurdles and challenging times, but just when it seems as if...

一窥顾方箴女士的人生、她正在着手的着作

一窥顾方箴女士的人生、她正在着手的着作

By Vera Koo, Women's Outdoor News, Published September 20, 2016 I met Vera Koo a few years ago and have been intrigued with her ever since. It’s no secret that I think she is an absolutely amazing person. As I read her recent column, my respect for her grew all the...

心平气和有容乃大

心平气和有容乃大

By Vera Koo, Women's Outdoor News, Published June 7, 2017 When I compete in sport shooting, I try to achieve complete peace in my mind. I work hard to remain focused and keep stray thoughts from creeping in. Some shooters like to socialize at the range, but that is...

随机行善之重要

随机行善之重要

By Vera Koo, Women's Outdoor News, Published October 19, 2016 One of my daughters once asked me what I thought the most important virtue was that she should try to instill in her children. I answered: kindness. Certainly, kindness is not the only virtue for which to...

二十五码:设定射击与人生的小目标

二十五码:设定射击与人生的小目标

By Vera Koo, Women's Outdoor News, Published March 20, 2017 Twenty-five yards isn’t far to travel – unless, of course, your leg is broken. That’s the situation I found myself in during an April day in 2013 at the gun range near Columbia, Mo. I was training for the...

攀登个人的圣母峰

攀登个人的圣母峰

By Vera Koo, Women's Outdoor News, Published May 17, 2018 People often wonder why I am still participating in the shooting sport. I will turn 70 later this year, and my performance in recent years has left something to be desired. However, I am not ready to walk away....

方蓁回忆录专栏系列六之一

方蓁回忆录专栏系列六之一

By Vera Koo, Women's Outdoor News, Published February 7, 2017 Some people only find enjoyment in hobbies they can share with others, but I have never found this to be the case with shooting. Since I began sport shooting in my 40s, I have found it to be a rewarding...

一射锺情:射击运动与启蒙

一射锺情:射击运动与启蒙

By Vera Koo, Women's Outdoor News, Published July 31, 2019 When NRA Women asked me to appear on an episode of the online television show “Love at First Shot,” I agreed to do it because I thought it was a chance to give back to the shooting sports. In particular, it...

如何做一名公开演说家与有影响力的人

如何做一名公开演说家与有影响力的人

By Vera Koo, Women's Outdoor News, Published June 17, 2019 More than 20 years ago, my husband, Carlos, and I attended a self-improvement seminar. Probably 100 people were there, and we were all asked to stand up and say what we were afraid of. In an interesting twist,...

大学教育为何重要

大学教育为何重要

By Vera Koo, Women's Outdoor News, February 11, 2019 When I enrolled at San Francisco State after graduating high school, I do not think I realized just how valuable the next 4 years of my life would be. I attended college because my friends were going to college. It...

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