I'm Darren Brooks, and this is my online sandbox - a place to share projects and ideas,
and to share my life's work in the fields of
web development, martial arts training and the healing arts. It is an online portfolio
yet, right from the start, I want it to be more. I have a quite a lot of material
to organize and this site is brand spanking new, so
I hope you'll have patience and check back again to see how the site is growing.
Computer programming, martial arts and healing arts - what could they have in common? At first glance, one
appears to be about computers, another about fighting and yet another about, well, healing. Yet what
if we don't stop there? What if we take one more step beyond the notions we carry about
these three pursuits,
and look deeper?
About the Name, Po Shen
Some awesome good friends (who are a major influence in my life) gave me the nickname, Po Shen.
In addition to being a Web Developer, I am also an acupuncturist and herbalist. When I mix up
herbal formulas for folks, I have a tendency to refer to them as, "magic potions". Hence,
potion becomes, Po Shen.