2014 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 1,900 times in 2014. If it were a cable car, it would take about 32 trips to carry that many people.

Click here to see the complete report.


Diagramming Sentences and the Art of Misguided Nostalgia

Diagramming Sentences and the Art of Misguided Nostalgia.

I came across this article today. So often, language is overlooked in the research process and professional writing instruction focuses on “the economy” of communication. When naturalism in language is invoked it is often at a writers expense, and subjected to deterministic models for pop culture. The terms modernism and postmodernism are trotted out and politics sans nationalism rapes the linguistic corpus in the name of rooting out essentialism.

Of course, this serves an economic model of institutionalized bias in the name of gender and health, as if people and creativity are unlimited resources to be consumed. Take note alternative health and rember that a historic fact is after the fact.


Georgia AMTA votes to not remove energy modalities

Laura Allen LMT recently noted that the GA branch of the AMTA dismissed a motion that would have removed energy modalities from GA educational curriculums if i read her post correctly. However, I couldn’t help but note that the post with commentary was deleted shortly thereafter.

I have not lived or worked in GA since 2000 and have never been
an AMTA member. Not being familiar with their structure what is voted down at the State level may yet resurface.

Laura has details available on her blog for those who are interested.

Nashville Massage Envy


I leave for Nashville to accept my new job Wednesday, December 3rd. So far, so good. I will be working with the regional manager and learning about the company before I hit the floor.

I am in limbo waiting to hear from the LMT peer review panel about the NMT and Hot Stone modules. Gannett’s review process includes their writer’s and an LMT panel of reviews in addition to the NCB approval process. That is a lot of folks and the modules are only the length of an English lit essay.

I am praying myself up as some have recommended and I am grateful that my time spent at the Huntsville Downtown Rescue Mission has not been any more miserable, uncomfortable or distressing than it has been so far. I do plan to write a letter to the Coalition for the Homeless in Huntsville once I relocate and find an apartment in Nashville and get settled.