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Who am I ? Let me see... I'm still thinking about it! "On Duty", I am a board certified psychiatrist and wear a tie to work. And, indeed, it is a privilege to be a psychiatrist. It allows me privy to the inner-most thoughts, secrets and feelings of thousands of people - the working class to the elite - the athletic to the dying - to all genders, orientations and marital/living situations. This cross culture of lives and experiences continuously stretches my own boundaries. Life is truly an adventure and mystery. Charleston, S.C. is my beloved city where I have worked and lived for many years. My websites, writings, and professional work are the vehicles through which I attempt to share experiences, identify worthy values, and provide emotional support and assistance. Life is meant to be shared. Let's enjoy sharing aspects of our human nature as we travel together through this adventure of life.

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Posted: Jun 9 2014 - 10:17am
Friday was the 70th anniversary of D-day. ETV-World televised a live presentation from Swordfish Beach in Normandy of the D-day Anniversary...

Posted: Mar 17 2014 - 10:06am
We know the cost of gold, other precious metals, and stocks we own. Indeed, with the internet, we can track the cost of those items as they vary by...

Posted: Feb 21 2014 - 9:31am
Parents know how difficult it is to have your children be seen and not heard. Well now—in Belgium, at least—it is possible to have them neither seen...

Posted: Dec 20 2013 - 9:07am
Who can doubt this is a special time of the year—Christmas and the New Year are soon making their appearance. I remember the excitement as a...

Posted: Jul 8 2013 - 9:20am
Great Homes of Charleston   Do you know of any city or state in the USA that actually uses a word that has no meaning to outsiders? ...

Posted: May 26 2013 - 7:36pm
Here was the view from Colonial Lake last night.   While waiting for the moon, I watched and listened to a black man throw his cast net. I...

Posted: May 16 2013 - 4:36pm
As a psychiatrist, it is my honor and privilege to have the opportunity to practice empathy daily. In the setting of a psychiatric consultative...

Posted: Apr 8 2013 - 8:31am
Have you ever thought about mime? Maybe not—after all, how real, pertinent, or relevant are those who engage in it? Often, mimes are sidewalk...

Posted: Mar 25 2013 - 1:03pm
Dear Senators Graham and Scott:   I'll make this short. The Department of Homeland Security is frightening me. It is purchasing outrageous...

Posted: Feb 22 2013 - 3:56pm
We've said it before, and we'll say it again... The best part about editing Grit is we never know what we'll get to read from day to the next. We get...


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