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Mark Gerard’s Therapeutic Massage E-Newsletter

Mark Gerard’s Therapeutic Massage E-Newsletter
“So what exactly is plantar fasciitis? “First, the basics: Fascia is a connective tissue that binds together muscles or bones. Plantar fascia is found on the underside of the foot. It starts at the heel bone and fans out the length of the foot, ending at each toe. Its job is to keep all the [...]

Caste of Thousands

Caste of Thousands
“Attend a provincial Indian festival or browse a rural market, and you may observe some subtle interactions that bespeak an important aspect of Indian social life. Perhaps you’d notice an academic Brahman slightly turning his back to farm-workers or a well-dressed matron refusing to accept a cup of water directly from the hands of street [...]

Philosophy of Wine

Philosophy of Wine
“… some of the casks had years scribbled on them to mark when they were filled—2005 or 2002. And that simple detail—chalk on a barrel—revealed to me everything about Vittorio Innocenti’s philosophy of wine. “When I asked which philosopher he most identified with, Vittorio told me St. Francis of Assisi, whose revered namesake city clings to [...]

Travel in a Rough Economy

Travel in a Rough Economy
“What do you value?  I don’t know about you, but this question has been on my mind a lot the past several months amidst news of layoffs, greedy corporate bonuses, and a hotly debated stimulus package. When times are tough, I think we all tend to take stock of what we hold most dear. “Family, beloved [...]

Boston Ballet: Leslie Woodies Profile

Boston Ballet: Leslie Woodies Profile
“Leslie teaches many genres of dance, but she sees little difference in what makes a dance work. Commitment and intensity are key, she says, whether in musical theater, hip-hop, tap, or ballet. She’ll also tell you that mastering commitment and discipline in dance is solid preparation for anything in life. Leslie knows this firsthand. Ten [...]