The Training Continues

I have been busy this last month and between work, life and the excessive temperatures of up to 115 degrees, I haven't been able to record as much video as I'd like. However, I've got some good video of many of the Loyal Order of the Sword students working with Greg, our Sword Master. Below … Continue reading The Training Continues

Mad Jack Churchill

In a war that featured, for the first time in history, “modern” formidable weapons like grenades, mortars, machine guns, flamethrowers, and armored tanks, an eccentric young British soldier decided early on to buck this traditional convention and stick with the weapon with which he was most comfortable.  This soldier has become one of my favorite … Continue reading Mad Jack Churchill

Adam & Greg Continuous Sparing

It's taken me a few weeks, but I finally got to edit the video of Greg and I sparing with rapier and dagger. This was a memorable training session, with Greg's lightening fast strikes to the head whenever my defenses were open. Did I tell you that I just love fencing with rapier and dagger? … Continue reading Adam & Greg Continuous Sparing

The Drug I’ve Started to Depend On

It's Monday, again. I slept for 7 1/2 hours. I woke feeling very rested. But, my week's already filled with a hundred inane tasks of paper pushing, signatures and mental demands . . .  It feels like everyone and everything is darting into my office and blowing up my phone to tear the flesh from … Continue reading The Drug I’ve Started to Depend On

That Pivotal Day 77 Years Ago

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