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November 1, 2017

Last week, Sam and I went to MacDill Air Force Base for an event called Caring Hands Support, which was an exhibition serving the soldiers and family members of Special Forces Command. At the event, about 25 massage therapists from a variety of modalities were gathered...

October 25, 2017

I drove up to Jacksonville on Saturday night after certification class. I booked a hotel downtown overlooking the St. John's River, and the view was lovely.

In the morning, I did my full AYP routine and then ate breakfast at the overpriced buffet in the hotel, but I did...

September 19, 2017

Last night I saw Christopher Nolan's new film Dunkirk. The movie is a very sober portrayal of the hundreds of thousands of British men who were stranded on a beach in France during World War II as the German enemies were rapidly closing in. Fortunately, many of them we...

August 17, 2017

A couple days ago, I was helping my mom clean out the attic. The space was stuffed with memorabilia. In one of the boxes, I came upon a baseball jersey with my name on the back. The shirt was from my Bayshore Little League days over on Davis Island, where I pitched and...

July 18, 2017

Paul Simon sang: "The words of the prophets are written on the subway walls."

If Sam Belyea was a folk singer, I would venture to say that he would pick up a guitar and sing: "The inner condition of the body and mind is revealed on the feet, hands, ears, and face." Ju...

June 27, 2017

I am driven by vision. I can see images emerging on the horizon of possibility. Much like a painter looks at a blank canvas and fills the emptiness with brushstrokes that come alive with color and narrative shapes, I look into the future and move towards creating a liv...

March 7, 2017

In my last article, I wrote that giving is receiving. We all know the golden rule. When we contribute something of value, we receive something in return. Even if a gift or service is offered with no expectation of return, there can be a wonderful feeling of satisfactio...

January 3, 2017

One of my early childhood memories is going to the doctor. I never really dreaded the visit, as some children did. I felt comfortable, actually, because I knew the doctor was going to be acting in my best interest—to remedy my sickness. If I was feverish, or had a sore...

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