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Personal Writings – Page 2

Physiotherapist, friend, unexpected mentor

The following appeared in the May 26 issue of the Times Herald-Record. I am sitting in the fire hall of Milford Square, Pa., at the beginning of a three-day Orthomassage workshop, and I’m thinking about Jim Mathews. It’s not surprising. Milford Square is a few miles away from my alma mater, Lehigh University, where Mathews […]

“A Dream of Light”

The following essay was originally published in the Times Herald-Record on Sunday, May 29, 1994. It won me third place in the feature-writing category of the 1994 New York State Associated Press Association Writing Contest. I dreamed about Uncle Jimmy last year. In a room of warmth and light he was standing unaided, and he […]

Details of de-feet

As a former runner and current walker, hiker, swimmer and massage therapist, I know the value of healthy feet and legs. So it was with no little sense of irony that I surmounted seemingly complementary accidents in 2004, one to my right foot and ankle in February and one to my left foot in July. […]