McElroy Laoshi Featured in Long Island Pulse

Water Tiger School of T'ai Chi Ch'uan Patchogue Long Island New York

Laoshi Laurince D. McElroy

Suffolk County, Long Island


September 2006

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Long Island Pulse launched in August 2005. The magazine addresses the distinctive life on this Isle of Length — including our diner and restaurant culture, the wide variety of entertainment available — without the LIRR into the City, being single in Suffolk and Nassau, being gay on North and South Shores, and the very wide variety of health and wellness choices available from the boroughs to the Forks.

McElroy Laoshi was recently contacted by the magazine for an article the staff was preparing, Everyone is Living the Arts. Unfortunately, the result is not available online.

The article was introduced with these words:

Because in art, there are no rules. Art is about equality — once you can understand your own art, you can at least tolerate what you don’t understand about someone else’s. It is about exploration, Once you step outside typical academic confines, you start to find it everywhere. And art is about experimentation — you can shape and reshape it to fit you. Art is alive and kicking on Long Island and you don’t have to go to a gallery to see it (LI Pulse, September 2006, 30).

It included six profiles. McElroy Laoshi’s brief profile in the article included the story of the “light bulb” moment when he first came to understand that T’ai Chi was much more than just a series of movements with martial applications. In his words, “It has an influence over every interaction every day” (ibid, 33).

Cover of "Long Island Pulse" - September 2006