What is it about fencing? Sword fighting or fencing is essentially a game of high speed chess with muscles. I have found that as I meet fencers young and old, once you are a fencer, you are always a fencer. You form a special bond with other fencers and sword fighters, they become your lifelong tribe. … Continue reading What Is It About Fencing?
More to come on my thoughts about the four tactical virtues of masculinity . . . For now, the video should sufice. https://youtu.be/EVq9RSa9-mA
It's been a week. The office was absolutely crazy. Very sick patients this week. There are so many people that are physically, emotionally and spiritually affected by the pandemic of COVID-19 over the last 18 months. I can't go into details because of HIPPA laws. However, COVID-19 pneumonia, heart attacks, strokes, colitis, suicide, heart disease, … Continue reading It’s All in the Hips
Today was a great day. Any day I get to sword fight is a great day. I couldn't wait to meet with the group this morning. Over the last four weeks I've treated about 20 patients with COVID-19, this makes over 400 patients in total in the last 18 months. And, with all this excitement, … Continue reading Saturday Sword and Buckler
What does it mean to truly live? This has been a question on my mind for the last ten years. My conscious and subconscious have chewed up on this question so much that at times I’ve felt like a cow, ruminating upon its cud. Part of this “chewing” has involved trial and error, success and … Continue reading Truly Living
It's been a long, but exciting week. I spent the first three days of the week in Houston, Texas. I attended and advanced ultrasound training course. I'm now officially certified to do ultrasounds in the office. Ultrasound is amazing technology that is non-invasive and profoundly effective for in office examinations. This way I can take … Continue reading Life’s Truths Identified by the Wielding of a Sword
I look forward to Saturdays. They decompress me. This Saturday was not different. Our focus this last weekend was getting inside the opponent's striking range and consistent strikes while conserving energy. Greg is a fantastic teacher. See one, do one, teach one is the approach. We start with sabers. Notice a couple things. First, look … Continue reading Saber and Rapier Training
My daughter is serving a mission for our church. I write her a letter every week, and as I was thinking about and composing my letter to her, it dawned on me that I was also writing a letter to myself. Below I've included some excerpts from that letter . . . ------- I know being … Continue reading Life Is Much Like Mutton Busting
I was watching one of my favorite movies, The Count of Monte Cristo (2002), in the background this evening while doing some charting. I love this movie and I love the book even more. I read this book as a young boy and have never forgotten many of the lessons taught within its pages. As … Continue reading Sword Fighting Concepts – Part 1
I was asked, recently, by a friend, "Why do you do that sword fighting thing?" As I've pondered this question, I found my answer in the words of Jack Donovan. “Strength, courage, mastery, and honor are the alpha virtues of men all over the world. They are the fundamental virtues of men because without them, … Continue reading Why Do You Do That Sword Fighting Thing?