Regulars(Archives)

Jan
27
2017
Volume
5-2
When Dwayne Vigilance and Ian Diaz were in high school they weighed 175 pounds and 125 pounds respectively. Now a bit older, Vigilance 43 and Diaz age 40 at this writing, Vigilance carries 220 pounds on his 5-foot-8 frame and Diaz 155 pounds on a 5-foot-5 frame. Getting older will…
Jan
27
2017
Volume
5-2
The alarm clock goes off.  You reach over and throw that stupid, invasive, good for nothing black box crashing out the window where it gets run over by a dump truck, a sand truck and a stampede of wild elephants….  Wait, still dreaming... Beep! Beep! Beep!!  Dammit.
Jan
27
2017
Volume
5-2
Off: Is health really a significant enough issue to devote an entire magazine issue to it? I mean, it’s just a basic part of life.
Jan
27
2017
Volume
5-2
I can think of so many individual stories of people who came to Fort McMurray on one career trajectory and found themselves moving in a completely different and surprising direction.  I’m a good example of this anomaly;  I came north 20 years ago as the natural next step in my…
Jan
27
2017
Volume
5-2
In the field of health services available in Fort McMurray, occasionally overlooked are the more unusual health care options available. This may simply be because residents are unfamiliar with them, or unaware of the benefits they may provide. In some cases, such as Heather Thomas and her practice of CranioSacral…
Nov
27
2016
Volume
5-1
Have you ever stopped to just feel your heart beat?  Taken two fingers and placed them on your wrist, checking the radial pulse?  You can feel every surge of blood flowing under your skin, shooting through the arterial system, almost hints--proofs of your life.
Nov
27
2016
Volume
5-1
Annie Oakley is perhaps the best-known women sharpshooter in history. Touring with Buffalo Bill’s Wild West show starting in 1885, it was said that her best trick was, “to repeatedly split a playing card, edge-on, and put several more holes in it before it could touch the ground, while using…
Nov
27
2016
Volume
5-1
I am proud to say this column has been a fixture in Your McMurray Magazine right from the beginning; originally though it had a different focus. Much like my blog at the time, it started as ramblings and reflections from my own life, but I quickly realized that it was…

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