A few years ago, my son and I were scuba diving the “Fish Bowl” just off the coast of the beautiful island of St Thomas in the Virgin Islands. This dive was 60-80 feet below the surface and was some of the most beautiful coral reef and aquatic life I have ever seen. The water … Continue reading You Are The Shark
The Tactical Virtues of Sword Fighting
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 All in the Hips
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
Life Is Much Like Mutton Busting
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
Sword Fighting Concepts – Part 1
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
Why Do You Do That Sword Fighting Thing?
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?
On the Other Side
A patient turned to me as I was getting ready to leave the exam room. "Doctor," he said, "I am afraid to die. Tell me what awaits me on the other side." I turned to him and quietly replied, "I don't know . . ." "You don't know? You're a Christian man and a doctor. … Continue reading On the Other Side
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
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.
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