Ralph is a master of the chi arts. In Run (6/16/2005), Ralph jogs round the pond with Rose in the early morning before heading to the kitchen to help prepare breakfast.
- Soft eyes, gentle smile (Run, 6/16/2005)
- Teaches a morning class; helps villagers “discover how energy flows in, around, between, and among humans, other animals, plants, and ‘inanimate’ objects; only villager who rises earlier than Rose, he meditates and practices Qi Gong in the early morning; sometimes hikes in the afternoons; (Eat, 6/20/2005)
- Rises at 4:00 each morning; frequently naps in the afternoon till dinner gong sounds (Rest, 6/30/2005)
- A favorite saying: “Nothing is permanent” (Amends, 1/21/2006)
First post appearance: Run, 6/16/2005