I was reminded this morning upon looking at the date that today, June 6, is a day that holds great meaning and tremendous sacrifice. The U.S., Canadian, and British allied forces invaded the Nazi-held beaches in Normandy, France, on this day, 77 years ago in 1944. Over the years, I’ve had about twenty patients that … Continue reading That Pivotal Day 77 Years Ago
Saturday Morning Sparing in the Heat
I look forward to Saturday mornings. To be frank, Sword fighting days are my therapy, this morning was no different. Sword fighting is a release valve for all the adrenaline, dopamine and cortisol that builds up in my system over the week. As a physician who sees 30-40 people per day, I mentally feel like … Continue reading Saturday Morning Sparing in the Heat
The Girl and Her Horse that Changed History
In all the history I took in school and through all my exposure to the women’s movement, why have I never known about this amazing young woman? I do now, and I won’t forget her. She reminds me of my daughter and her horse at age 16. How important her charge was and how courageous … Continue reading The Girl and Her Horse that Changed History
Who Has the Last Word?
Doing some reading this evening and was reminded of Friedrich Nietzsche's comments on God and religion. Saw this quote in a bathroom in the past. Thought it would be interesting if God responded.
Saturday Morning Sword Fighting . . .
Nothing invigorates me more than early morning sword fighting. This morning was no different. Russell came over from the Mesa area and joined us. He specializes in Filipino Martial Arts, and it is always fun to spar with him. I've included sparing clips below with each of us taking on Greg, the Sword Master. I … Continue reading Saturday Morning Sword Fighting . . .
Sunday Evenings on the Ranch
The weather was just wonderful this evening with a cool breeze blowing through the trees, not a cloud in the sky and the dogs sitting lazily by my side on the porch. My wife let the horses into the back yard to graze. These quiet, simple evenings are the days that I long for and … Continue reading Sunday Evenings on the Ranch
Some Might Call It “Couples Therapy”
I look forward to Tuesday evenings and Saturday mornings. Really, I do. Tuesday evenings, after a long and often stressful day of office patients, I get to pull out my swords, attack with everything I've got and blow off the steam. Tuesdays, Greg does some more intensive teaching. Mind you, it is 95 degrees, dress … Continue reading Some Might Call It “Couples Therapy”
What do you do when you can’t sleep . . . ?
I woke up in the middle of the night, actually the early hours of this morning, . . . mind spinning through all the fun I've had with my family and friends fencing. I really truly enjoy the experiences this has brought to my life. So, I sat down at the computer, and I compiled … Continue reading What do you do when you can’t sleep . . . ?
The Daughter & the Old Car
A father said to his daughter one afternoon, “You have graduated from school with honors. Here is the old car I bought many years ago that you have helped me with on and off through the years. I want to give it to you as a gift. It is pretty old now. But, before I … Continue reading The Daughter & the Old Car
Sparing Practice – May 1, 2021
For the first time in years, I feel like a 14 year old boy. I cannot tell you how much I look forward to fencing with the members of my group. I literally dream about it regularly. It has become one of the few things in my life that actually completely de-stresses me. I've uploaded … Continue reading Sparing Practice – May 1, 2021